Statistics is the study of the very large. How do we describe a whole bunch of things in order to make decisions? The study of statistics has grown significantly over the last 40 years, changing the results of elections, sports teams, government policy, the economy, education and science. In fact all science is based upon being able to show statistically relevant results. Anyone interested in going into business, any "ology" (biology, psychology, sociology, etc.), math, medicine or many other careers will have to take a statistics course in college. In fact, one source estimates that two-thirds of undergraduates have to take an introductory statistics course.
This course will teach how to describe data as well as how to test whether a study has shown significant results. Not only will Statistics be the most useful and relevant math class you will take, but it will hopefully be the most fun, too.
More detailed information can be found on Mr. Roth's Math Page and the syllabus, which can be accessed by clicking the green "Syllabus" button.
Units of study
Unit 1 - Probability
Unit 2 - Describing Univariate Data
Unit 3 - Describing Bivariate Data
Unit 4 - Data Collection
Unit 5 - t-test
Unit 6 - Chi-Squared
Unit 7* - ANOVA test