Statistical Reasoning is a fourth mathematics course option for students who have completed GSE Algebra II or GSE Accelerated Geometry B/GSE Algebra II. The course provides experiences in statistics beyond the statistics in the first three required courses in high school, offering students opportunities to strengthen their understanding of the statistical method of inquiry and statistical simulations. Students will formulate statistical questions to be answered using data, will design and implement a plan to collect the appropriate data, will select appropriate graphical and numerical methods for data analysis, and will interpret their results to make connections with the initial question.
Pre-requisites: GSE Algebra II
Grade Levels: 12
Terms Offered: Fall & Spring
Unit of Credit: 1.0
Quality Point: 0.0
Mathematics of Industry and Government
This 4th year math course option is intended for students attending a 4-yr. university for a non-STEM major. This is a course designed to follow the completion of GSE Algebra II or GSE Accelerated Geometry B/GSE Algebra II. Modeled after operations research courses, Mathematics of Industry and Government allows students to explore decision making in a variety of industries such as: Airline - scheduling planes and crews, pricing tickets, taking reservations, and planning the size of the fleet; Pharmaceutical - R& D management; Logistics companies - routing and planning; Lumber and wood products - managing forests and cutting timber; Local government - deployment of emergency services, and Policy studies and regulation - environmental pollution, air traffic safety, AIDS, and criminal justice policy. Students learn to focus on the development of mathematical models that can be used to model, improve, predict, and optimize real-world systems. These mathematical models include both deterministic models such as mathematical programming, routing or network flows and probabilistic models such as queuing, and simulation.
Pre-requisites: GSE Algebra II Grade Levels: 12 Terms Offered: Fall & Spring Units of Credit: 1.0 Quality Point: 0.0