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# University Catalog

### STEM 452. Data and Chance for the P-6 Classroom

Credits: 3
 Department: Mathematics Description: Data and chance in effective teaching of STEM. Data collection, organization, and analysis; measures of center and variance, inferences and convincing arguments; subjective, theoretical, experimental, and conditional probability; simulation; counting principles; mathematical expectation. Prerequisites: MATH301;SCI226orSCI227;ED200orSPED200orCFS200 Semester Offered: SpringEven Summer Grading Method: ABCDF

#### Student Learning Outcomes

 1 Organize and summarize data in order to read and interpret graphs. 2 Describe data numerically using measures of center, position, spread, and equations. 3 Compute and interpret probabilities using empirical and theoretical methods. 4 Apply rules of probability to discrete and continuous distributions. 5 Generate data through sampling and experiments. 6 Use the logic of statistical inference to draw conclusions about populations. 7 Implement the ideals articulated in the data and uncertainty strands of the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, the Minnesota K-12 Mathematics Framework. 8 Analyze research on the teaching and learning of data, statistics, and probability in the P-6 mathematics curriculum. 9 Identify technologies as an instruction tool for statistics and probability in the P-6 or special education classroom. 10 Develop lessons for the P-6 or special education classroom using recent research on the teaching and learning of data, statistics, and probability.

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