Statistics is perhaps the most widely applicable branch of mathematics, and coursework will often use real-world data. The class is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics and will prepare students for the AP Statistics examination in May 2020. Guided by the AP Statistics syllabus, this course will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There will be four themes: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students will use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding and become fluent with the language and formulas of statistics. In class, students will use graphing calculators that have extensive statistical capabilities, and students will be expected to bring a graphing calculator with statistical capabilities to the AP exam.

**Prerequisite:** Completion of *Algebra II* or *Integrated Math III*, grade of A in current math class, and Teacher Review Form completed by current math instructor.

**Grade requirement:** For students completing Grade 9 and up; completion of Grade 10 recommended.

**Homework per class meeting:** 4-8 hours