This introductory statistics course will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data, as well as provide them with opportunities to apply what they have learned to real data sets. Students will develop statistical strategies from a wide variety of sources including experiments, sample surveys and other observational studies. Students will study probability and simulation to aid in their understanding of statistics and to aid in constructing models of chance. Also, students will study the properties of sampling distributions in order to construct confidence intervals and carry out hypothesis tests. Throughout the course, students will use technological tools such as graphing calculators, and spreadsheets to organize, display and analyze data.This course helps prepare students for an introductory course in statistics at the college level, and helps them become discerning consumers of data.