Contemporary Math: Statistics

How Probability Affects Poker Winnings

Chart the Outcomes of Dice Games

Statistics of Winning Elections

Quotas, Politics, and Statistics

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Contemporary Mathematics: Statistics

Chapters in Contemporary Mathematics
1. Mathematical Reasoning & Problem-Solving
2. Solving Math Word Problems
3. Statistics Overview
4. Probability Overview
5. Discrete Probability Distributions
6. The Normal Curve & Continuous Probability Distributions
7. The Mathematics of Voting
8. The Mathematics of Apportionment
9. Graph Theory

In this course, you’ll find a series of brief, entertaining videos, lessons, and quizzes that fulfill high school credit requirements, and also prepare students for the college-level exam in the most efficient way possible. When you’ve passed the test, you’ll be eligible for 3 college credits, acceptable at many colleges or universities across the country.

Beginning chapters course cover topics on mathematical reasoning and word problems. You will learn how to calculate the probability of events and work with statistics, with examples such as winning the lottery and other games of chance. Topics related to the real-life use of numbers include the mathematics of voting. At the end of the course, you’ll also learn about graph theory and interpreting a weighted graph.

After you’ve finished viewing the lessons and taking the accompanying tests, you should have the ability to:

  • Understand how critical thinking and logic are used to solve problems in math.
  • List the steps used to restate and solve word problems.
  • Solve statistical problems involving data sets, means and percentiles.
  • Perform calculations with binomial and conditional probabilities or the probability of simple events.
  • Calculate expected values of discrete random variables and games of chance.
  • Interpret the expected value of a continuous random variable.
  • Develop continuous probability distributions, and use normal distribution and z-scores.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of election math, such as the Borda Count and Quota Rule.
  • Identify the different methods of apportionment used in election math.
  • Understand the guiding principles behind graph theories.

This course prepares students for a college-level Math exam. (UExcel Contemporary Mathematics, administered by Excelsior College, NY)