ERIC Number: ED201475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Singer, Arlene; And Others
This guide outlines an Option Y course, which has seven learner objectives geared to providing students with an introduction to the concerns and methods of statistics and equipping pupils to deal with the many statistical matters of importance in society. Topics included in the course are graphs and charts, collection and organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, uses and misuses of statistics, frequency distributions, correlation, and regression. The teacher's commentary and masters for worksheets, transparencies, quizzes, and tests provided are based on the text book "Statistics and Probability in Modern Life" by Joseph Newmark, but many of the ideas and resource suggestions could be applied to other texts. This document encourages the use by students of hand calculators in performing the many necessary calculations. It is also suggested that organization skills be taught to the class. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Discovery Learning, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tests, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.