Approved UC/CSU Fourth Year Math Course (Full Year "C" Course)
Check out the following highlights of course design
BIG NEW COURSE ADDITIONS FOR 2013-14
"There will be a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of big data. By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions." McKinsey Global Institute, Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity (2011)
Student Engagement is enhanced through addressing the age-old question, “Why do I need to know this?” All course topics begin with very specific references as to when, where and how students will use the statistical and financial knowledge that follows. Content is taught with a heavy emphasis on the application of skills in real world scenarios. The links below describe some of the class projects and assignments, as well as a student portfolio from the course's inaugural year.
2012-3 Student Work Highlights
To My Fellow Educators:
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Packed Full of CA & National Standards: These links highlight the Business Statistics course content that covers existing CA standards for A.P. Statistics. The more detailed College Board course outline has been highlighted as well. In a separate link, a prospective look has been taken at the recently enacted CA Common Core standards covered in Business Statistics. This course emphasizes three domains - Functions, Modeling, and Probability & Statistics.
Perspectives on Transitioning to the CA Common Core: This link provides my perspective on the new Calfornia common core reforms. These changes reorganize math instruction and direct more attention to functions, modeling, and statistics. Implementation of these ambitious reforms will almost certainly take years to complete and remains a work in progress, but they are a step in the right direction to prepare our students to achieve in the data driven 21st century. While this editorial was written in November 2012, most of these observations remain valid in my humble opinion.
Connecting ESLRs to Business Statistics
Differentiation models employed
Promoting Retention Beyond The Last Bell
Grading & Its Application To Rigor/Relevance Framework
Quick Links For Students