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									Essential Curriculum Mathematics: Probability and Statistics Course Description: This course treats basic ideas of probability, handling of numerical data, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, and sampling. This course is probably the most practical course in the high school curriculum and a necessity for anyone anticipating a business career. Statistics is the vehicle for making the information (of the Information Age) understandable. Probability can be used by everyone who needs to make rational decisions and take action as the result of the probability of certain events. (This course offered at North High School) Grade Level : 10 – 12 Course Credit: Full year, one unit of credit Text: Intro to the Practice of Statistics W H Freeman, 1993 Prerequisite : Two years of college prep high school math

Essential Objectives The student will 1. apply the fundamental principals of enumeration (i.e., multiplication and addition principals of counting). 2. apply the formulas for computing the number permutations. 3. apply the formulas for computing the number of combinations. 4. use combinations in expressing the binomial theorem. 5. define the sample space of an experiment by listing or describing the experimental outcomes. 6. define terms such as “relative frequency”, and “equally likely outcome.” 7. define probability of an event, P(A), and list its properties. 8. define compound events. 9. define and give an example of “random variable”, “discrete random variable”, and “continuous random variable.” 10. calculate the mean, median, and mode of a set of numerical data. 11. perform and interpret the results of hypothesis testing. 12. construct histograms, frequency polygons, cumulative and relative frequency charts to display and interpret numerical data. 13. calculate the range, standard deviation, and variance for a set of sample data. 14. construct contingency tables.

October 2001

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