# Statistics

Minor

School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

#### Statistics Minor

Students completing this minor will be able to:

- organize and summarize data visually and numerically;
- use measures of center, spread, and shape to describe how data are distributed;
- use methods of statistical inference to make and defend conjectures about a population of interest;
- use elementary calculus as a conceptual and computational tool while investigating and applying methods of statistical inference;
- employ technology to generate statistical graphs and to automate statistical calculations;
- apply statistical concepts and methodology to discipline-specific problem situations.

The graduating Mathematics Education Major will possess each of the following.

- Technical skill in completing mathematical processes.
- Breadth and depth of knowledge of mathematics.
- An understanding of the relationship of mathematics to other disciplines and mathematics education.
- A recognition and understanding of a learning climate in which elementary school students can develop their mathematical knowledge as well as their abilities to communicate mathematically.
- A capability of understanding and interpreting written materials in mathematics and mathematics education.
- An ability to use grade-appropriate technology.
- A rich understanding of the design and implementation of instruction that promotes
- students' development of mathematical knowledge appropriate for the elementary school.
- An extensive understanding of the nature and purpose of the K-8 mathematics curriculum in the United States.