Probability and Statistics A

Semester A of Probability of Statistics is designed to give 11th- and 12th-grade students an overview of basic concepts of statistics, with an emphasis on descriptive statistics. The semester begins with the key concepts of data, samples, and populations. Students will create visual representations of data sets, such as histograms and bar graphs. Students will describe the central tendency and spread of data for a data set.  Students will look for patterns in a data set and determine models based on those patterns.

Each of the five units includes twelve lessons and one project. Each lesson has a minimum of thirteen formative assessment questions to enable students and their teacher to gauge student understanding. Summative assessments include three quizzes in each unit, a test for each unit, and a semester exam covering all five units. Each project uses concepts covered in the unit.

  • Unit 1: Describe the types of statistics, types of data, types of studies, and sampling methods.
  • Unit 2: Create visual representations of data sets using dot plots, stem-and-leaf displays, scatter plots, and find the model that best represents the data.
  • Unit 3: Describe the central tendency of a data set using various measures.
  • Unit 4: Describe the dispersion of a data set using both numerical measures and visual representations.
  • Unit 5: Apply concepts learned in this lesson to a variety of real world applications.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Math
Course Length: Semester