This course follows the College Board syllabus, which includes concepts of variation, especially as related to statistical inference, sampling distributions, estimation and confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing at least through two-sample t-tests. Students learn how to perform analyses using paper and pencil, a statistical calculator, and the computer, with an emphasis on the interpretation of results. Class activities consist of lecture, problem solving, and group discussion, with a heavy emphasis on analytical discussion. The pace is rapid and the topics are complex. Students are expected to be inquisitive about data, analysis, and interpretation and to contribute their thoughts actively to class discussions.
Students interested in applying the content learned in this course to a project of their own design can do so by taking Data Analysis (MAT560D).
Students enrolled in this course must sit for the AP exam.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-3.0