Probability and Statistics Honors
The fundamental purpose of this course is to explore the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics through exercises that require students to interpret results, provide written explanations, find patterns, and make decisions. The main objective is to provide students with the foundations of statistical inference mostly used in a wide variety of disciplines such as business and economics. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of how to summarize, represent, and interpret data, and how to interpret linear models. In addition, students will be able to understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments, make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies, and use rules of probabilities to compute probabilities and evaluate outcomes. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course, and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience probability and statistics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The content will include, but not limited to, the following units, based on the course standards.