Simpocalypse for High School: Statistics

In this project, you'll learn how to use statistical techniques, like measures of central tendency, plots, and regression, to help you interpret the data you get out of a Simpocalypse model. These tools help you reason about large datasets as a whole, and they can also help make predictions about future data based on past data.

The Standards

This project is designed to meet most of the Core Math Standards for high school statistics. (The full list is too long to include here.) It also addresses Michigan Science Standard HS-ETS1-4 and ISTE Students standards 1c, 3a, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6a, 6c, 6d, 7b, and 7c. For more information, you can read our standards summary document, the Core Standards website, Michigan's standards document, and the ISTE's standards page.

The Rubric

You can see the rubric that your teacher will use to grade your project here.

The Project

You'll have a lot to do over the next six weeks or so. We'll be learning about the biology of infectious diseases, practicing with Simpocalypse itself, actually creating a disease model and generating data from it, and then using the data to apply all the cool statistical techniques we're really here to learn.

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