high school statistics & probability

high school statistics & probability

Here you will find all high school statistics & probability resources to guide and support mathematics teaching and learning.

These resources are organized by mathematical strand and refer to specific Common Core math content standards.

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S-ID.1

Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

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S-ID.2

Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.

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S-ID.6

Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.

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S-CP.1

Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes) using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events (“or,” “and,” “not”).

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S-CP.2

Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.

S-CP.3

Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of A given B is the same as the probability of A, and the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B.

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S-CP.4

Construct and interpret two-way frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the two-way table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities. For example, collect data from a random sample of students in your school on their favorite subject among math, science, and English. Estimate the probability that a randomly selected student from your school will favor science given that the student is in tenth grade. Do the same for other subjects and compare the results.

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S-CP.5

Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations.

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S-CP.6

Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of B’s outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

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S-CP.7

Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) – P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

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S-CP.8

Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(B|A) = P(B)P(A|B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.

S-CP.9

Use permutations and combinations to compute probabilities of compound events and solve problems.

S-MD.1

Define a random variable for a quantity of interest by assigning a numerical value to each event in a sample space; graph the corresponding probability distribution using the same graphical displays as for data distributions.

S-MD.2

Calculate the expected value of a random variable; interpret it as the mean of the probability distribution.

S-MD.3

Develop a probability distribution for a random variable defined for a sample space in which theoretical probabilities can be calculated; find the expected value.

S-MD.4

Develop a probability distribution for a random variable defined for a sample space in which probabilities are assigned empirically; find the expected value.

S-MD.7

Analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts (e.g., product testing, medical testing, pulling a hockey goalie at the end of a game).

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