202021 As Statistics Jyothi
This class meets 3 times a week and will cover Statistics 1 by late October (and then Statistics 2 for students taking the Alevel at the end of year 1).
The textbooks are Probability and Statistics 1 by Dean Chalmers and Probability and Statistics 2 by Jayne Kranat; both published by the Cambridge University Press
Table of Contents

June
Representation of data
(Chapter 1, one week)
 Introduce working with data and discuss why representation matters
 Work on some real data and solve some problems to see why the benefits of various representations
Measures of Central tendency
(Chapter 2, one week)
 Why do we need a single measure of location, when are they helpful
 Mean, median, mode
 Idea of an expectation and introduce sigma notation
Measures of variation
(Chapter 3, two weeks)
 Why do we need measures of location, when are they helpful
 variance and standard deviation
 Problems involving grouped data
July
Probability
(Chapter 4, 2 weeks)
 Mutually exclusive vs independent events
 Conditional probabilities
 Solve problems
Probability distributions
(Chapter 6, two weeks)
 The idea of a random variable
 Using permutation and combination
 Expectation and variance of a discrete RV
August
Binomial and geometric distributions
(Chapter 7, two weeks)
 What is a binomial distribution and where is it useful?
 Expectation and variance of a binomial distribution
 Problems
 What is a geometric distribution and where is it useful?
 Expectation and variance of a geometric distribution
 Problems
The normal distribution (Chapter 8, two weeks)
 Introduction to the normal distribution
 Problems
 Standard normal
 Relationship between Normal and Binomial distributions
(First term exam portion and Stat 1 portion ends here)
Statistics II starts in October. From October 18th will use all 8 class periods for stat 2
October
Computer based projects for students taking only stat 1 this term
Stat 2: Hypothesis testing (Book 2 Chapter 1, two weeks)
Stat 2: The Poisson distribution (Book 2 Chapter 2, two weeks)
November
Problem solving for students taking only stat 1 this term
Stat 2: Linear combinations of RVs (Book 2 Chapter 3, one week)
Stat 2: Continuous RVs (Book 2 Chapter 4, one week)
December
Solve old papers
Stat 2: Sampling and estimation (Chapter 5 and chapter 6): 3 weeks
January
Revision and some timed tests
Mock exam
February
Final Exams