Statistics for Beginners – Middle Fall


    NEW Course! “Learning about statistics provides students with a toolkit to uncover patterns, trends, and insights from data, enabling them to make informed decisions and solve complex problems.”
    ~ Dr. Jessica



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    3D Bar chart and pie graph on tablet - Statistics for Beginners
    InstructorDr. Jessica Koehler
    Content LevelsGrades 9-10 • Lower High School
    Grades 11-12 • Upper High School
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnThursdays, 3:00 - 3:50 PM Pacific - 10/19/23 - 12/16/23

    Statistics for Beginners is a course designed to introduce high school level students to the fundamental concepts of statistics.

    In this course, students will learn how to collect, organize, and analyze data, and how to use this data to make informed decisions. They will learn how to calculate measures of central tendency (such as mean, median, and mode) and measures of dispersion (such as range, variance, and standard deviation), and how to use these measures to describe and interpret data.

    The course will also cover topics such as probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing, and will involve both class discussions and hands-on activities, such as conducting statistical analyses using real-world data sets.

    By the end of the course, students should have a strong foundation in statistical concepts and be able to apply these skills to a variety of settings.

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read the weekly assignment in the course textbook.
    • Watch 1-2 videos about the weekly subject.
    • Respond to 1-2 forum posts
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 9th-grade level or above.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • TBD