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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.