AP Statistics is a college-level course that takes a holistic approach to the study of statistics and strives to show connections between all elements of the statistical process including collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Students are also taught to communicate methods, results, and interpretations using correct statistical forms and vocabulary. The course is built around four conceptual themes: exploring data; sampling and experimentation; anticipating patterns; and statistical inference. AP Statistics is built on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and meets the requirements set by the College Board for AP classes. Lessons are crafted to develop a deep understanding of math concepts, as well as sharpen students' skill in the "doing" of math. The CMIS Philosophy of Math will shape the learning experience.