Washington State Teacher Certification: Middle Level Math (4-9)

Standard 5: Statistics and Probability

Candidates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with statistics and probability.

5.A:
Use appropriate measures of central tendency and distributions to summarize, represent, and interpret categorical and quantitative data
5.B:
Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments and use random sampling to make inferences about whole populations
5.C:
Understand and use the rules of probability to make predictions, evaluate decisions, and solve problems
5.D:
Apply probability concepts to model real world situations

The minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers covers these standards in the courses indicated by the table below. Entries represent the level of competency expected in each course with 1 being low, 2 medium, and 3 high.

5.A 5.B 5.C 5.D
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112)
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113) 2 1 1 1
Precalculus Mathematics I (MATH 121)
Precalculus Mathematics II (MATH 122)
Calculus for the Life Sciences I (MATH 131), or
Calculus I (MATH 181)
Data Analysis (MATH 215) 3 3 2 3
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 250)
Calculus II (MATH 281)
Calculus III (MATH 282)
Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 289)
Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts (MATH 321)
While not required for the minor, these classes are prerequisites for MATH 181
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