What makes your favorite athlete the Greatest of All Time? How would you determine the most successful musician ever? How is the population of your country changing? Are the schools in one part of your neighborhood better than schools in another part? How would you measure that? Answering these questions involves collecting and manipulating data, from sports stats to record sales to census data. Our Data Science module teaches students to view programs as questions we ask of data. Students form their own questions about the world around them, and learn how to analyze data critically and carefully to find answers. Business, science, and social studies teachers can utilize this module to help students make inferences from data. Math teachers can use this module to introduce foundational concepts in statistics. It also works great as a module for AP CS Principles’ unit on data!
Bootstrap:DataScience is being pilot tested at a number of schools across the US, with a beta release planned for 2017.
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