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Northstar Academy

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  • Name:

    Statistics (MATH440)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Algebra 2 (MATH300) or equivalent



In this course, students will be introduced to the important concepts and tools used by statisticians for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The main themes covered in this course are exploring data, probability, and statistical inference.

Throughout the course, students will learn to read and interpret computer-generated statistical output as well as how to perform all of the statistical calculations on their TI-84 graphing calculator.

Special Notes:

The recommended sequence for students taking non-Honors courses: Algebra 1 – Geometry – Algebra 2 – Other 300+ math

Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review. Students will also need a TI-84 graphing calculator for this course.


How does a clothing manufacturer predict which size items will be in the most demand? How does the Army know how many helmets they will need to order of each size? How does a doctor determine which genes will be most predictive in distinguishing between patients that will respond positively to a particular cancer treatment and which patients will not? How do reputable polling organizations make predictions about the popularity of a candidate or proposition based on only a small number of subjects surveyed? No matter what field you choose to pursue after high school, statistics is going to be important to you. Statistics is the study of the world around us using data. Because of the way God structured His creation, we are able to take samples, analyze those samples, and make accurate predictions about the population as a whole. Join us as we dig deeper into the science of statistics.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I liked the extra videos, because they helped me understand the concepts. I liked the fact that I knew what to expect workwise for every week. The textbook homework was very useful, and the teacher’s replies were always very detailed.

This is one of the best courses I have taken with NSA and I really enjoyed it. It was obvious that the teacher wasn’t just “teaching” but had a passion for the subject and wanted us to share in that.

The group discussions in this course was very interesting and engaging because I could know other people’s opinion about math and Bible.