Probability and Statistics


The primary topics in this chapter are counting methods, probability, descriptive statistics, and distribution curves. All of these are related to real-life events and actions.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to:

  1. Calculate the number of ways something can happen.
  2. Calculate basic probabilities.
  3. Calculate compound probabilities.
  4. Calculate binomial probabilities.
  5. Calculate measures of central tendency and variability.
  6. Calculate z-scores and determine the percent of data within an interval of values using the standard normal distribution.
  7. Define terminology related to research designs and types of samples, and be able to calculate a margin of error, given its formula.
Activity List