This course is offered with the aim of enhancing students' conceptual understanding and reasoning in Statistics, thereby increasing their college and/or workforce readiness and providing them with real analytical tools to relate to the demands of the world around them. More and more colleges and universities are requiring students to take courses in statistics or statistical reasoning and many are pushing for these courses to be taken earlier in the students' degree plans. Business and Industry are also on the lookout for workers who can analyze data and interpret statistics.
The purpose of this course is, therefore, to provide PNG High School students with an introduction to statistics and statistical reasoning in a context that is rich with real-world examples which will hopefully spark their interest. Activities and discussion will revolve around questions and applications relevant to such fields as medicine, engineering, construction, education, psychology, sports, politics, and entertainment.