Probability and Statistics is a new elective math course first taught at Capitan High School by Mrs. Shearer the fall semester of the 2007-08 school year. This class is for students who want to take another math class after Algebra and Geometry and who would like to have a lot of fun in a hand's on, exploring environment doing experiments. Students will learn the basics of probability and statistics through exploration and experimentation. There is no textbook for this class.
|Probability is the study of chance behavior - the chance that something is likely to happen. It includes experiments with dice, cards, coins, and spinners. Sometimes computer programs and graphing calculators are used to generate random numbers.||Statistics is the study of the behavior of groups of numbers. It is a branch of mathematics that deals with collecting, analyzing, interpreting, explaining, and presenting data.|
|Probability theory is used in statistics, mathematics, science and philosophy to draw conclusions about the likelihood an event occurs. It helps to explain the underlying mechanics of complex systems.||Statistics is used in the physical and social sciences, humanities, and engineering. Statistics are helpful in making informed decisions in education, business and government.|
|More about Probability
OnLine Guide to Probability
|More about Statistics|
Here are some web sites that can help you to learn more about probability and statistics. Many of them are interactive and have experiments you can do. A fast web connection is strongly recommended.
|Wikipedia - articles with general information|
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