Intro to Applied Math & Data Science


This course is designed for those students who want an alternative to traditional math courses. Data Science is a field of mathematics that uses mathematical reasoning, statistics, and graphical visualization of data to understand the world around us. Big Data also comes with concerns around digital privacy, data ethics, algorithmic bias and the concerns with artificial intelligence. In this course, students will explore the societal concerns associated with Big Data, explore how to display and analyze data, and create and use mathematical models based on linear, quadratic and exponential data. Students will complete the course with an exploration into the designs of experiments and surveys culminating with the implementation and analysis of a school-wide survey. In order to complete the goals of the course students will make substantial use of the statistical software language R.

Prerequisites: Algebra 2. This class is designed for students who are not likely to take Calculus