Business Statistics - Math/Elective (UCCI)
Academic subject areas: Mathematics; Career-Technical Education
States' Career Clusters: Marketing; Finance; Business Management & Administration
California Industry sector(s): Marketing, Sales, and Service; Manufacturing and Product Development; Finance and Business
Duration: two consecutive semester courses
Grade Targets: 11, 12
Levels of Expertise for CTE: Capstone/Advanced, Concentration/Skill building
Targeted Support Material: Industry Involvement
Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, State and/or Industry Standards included
Source: Organization/Publisher-developed Credit: Created at a UCCI Institute, 2010, by a number of math teachers.
Usage Restrictions: These two semesters must be taken consecutively in order to be eligible for a-g credit. Outline is for one year.
Curriculum Link: http://www.ucop.edu/ucci/documents/bus_statistics.pdf
Related Website(s): http://www.ucop.edu/ucci/integ_courses.html
These two semester-long courses introduce statistical concepts, techniques, and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from business data. Students focus on using and producing statistics to inform decision-making, emphasizing business-oriented computer statistical instruments. In California, these connected math and CTE courses are UC a-g approved in "c" (math) and "g" (elective) under the UCCI program. Schools can add them to their "a-g" course list as reviously Approved Courses. For more information, click here.
Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives
Students who successfully complete the course will learn how to: develop skills in using statistics tools (e.g., SPSS and spreadsheets); determine and apply the correct procedures to use in a given business situation; interpret the meaning of confidence intervals in context; interpret the results of hypothesis tests; and make an informed decision, based on the results of inferential procedures.
In this course, students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses
The course is designed to prepare students for the natural progression to higher math courses and could be used for students for whom a course rich in business skills and applications will increase their likelihood of success. Applications throughout the course allow students to see the connection of mathematical concepts and real-world application in a business environment. Also, this course could be part of a Business Academy as a course in a sequence of business and mathematical courses.
Instructional Materials Needed
Daren S. Starnes, Daniel S. Yates, David S. Moor, Statistics Through Applications, 2nd Edition, 2009, Freeman
Instructional Materials Provided
Course outline including objectives and key assignments for each unit.
Approved for .5 units of “c” credit and .5 units of "g" credit and CTE designation by UCOP. The two semester-long courses must be taken consecutively; one semester should be listed as Business Statistics - Math and the other as Business Statistics - Elective.