One of the first topics that students will encounter in statistics is the different types of data. They will learn that data can be categorical or numerical, and they will be able to distinguish between discrete and continuous data. Students will also learn to identify bias and recognize the importance of random sampling when collecting data.
Another important aspect of statistics is organizing and representing data. Students will learn to create frequency tables, histograms, and box plots to represent data visually. They will also learn to calculate and interpret measures of central tendency, such as mean, median, and mode, as well as measures of dispersion, such as range and interquartile range.
Finally, students will learn to use statistical measures to draw conclusions and make inferences from data. They will learn to use probability to make predictions and to interpret graphs and charts to make informed decisions.
By the end of the Grade 8 Math curriculum, students will have a strong foundation in statistics and will be able to use the tools of statistical analysis to make informed decisions in their everyday lives. They will be able to understand and evaluate data, recognize patterns, and draw conclusions based on statistical evidence.