Probability & Statistics
Two semesters of Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for Probability and Statistics. Before beginning this course, you should be able to do the following: Represent linear relationships graphically and with equations. 2 Graph functions using basic calculator skills. Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1. In this one-semester course, you will represent and interpret data using dot plots, histograms, box plots, two-way frequency tables, and scatter plots. You will study normal distributions and distinguish between correlation and causation. You will also determine the conditional probability of two events or whether the events are independent. Using counting techniques and the rules of probability, you will calculate probabilities and use the results to make educated and fair decisions. You will evaluate several data collection techniques and statistical models, including simulations. The course closes with information on how you can use probability models to represent situations arising in everyday life that involve both payoff and risk.