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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

 

Data Analytics

June 18-29, 2018, 9 am - 12 pm
Open to students entering grades 10-12
Course Credit:  ½ Trimester Math

The legendary United States Olympic Hockey coach, Herb Brooks famously said to his team that “great moments are born from great opportunity.”  With more data available today than ever before, we have a great opportunity. In order create a great moment and take advantage of this opportunity, one needs the skills to properly make sense of data and clearly communicate statistical analyses.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to begin developing these skills. You will start by learning how to formulate excellent research questions. You will then learn the foundational elements of statistics and how to utilize technology to produce professional visualizations and analytics using real-world data from a variety of industries. The course will culminate in a project that requires you to combine your newly formed statistical knowledge and technological and communications skills. With these new skills, you will be well prepared for future statistics courses and related work.


John Adams, instructor

John is in his third year at The Rivers School, where he teaches mathematics and coaches Nordic skiing and lacrosse.  He spent his first 4 years of teaching at The Dublin School, serving as department chair in mathematics, head varsity lacrosse coach and a dorm head. In his role as department chair at Dublin, John spearheaded a comprehensive curriculum review for the department and revitalized the course offerings. John received his B.A. in economics from Bates College, where he captained the lacrosse team. John also worked in sales and finance at CEB and mentored with the entrepreneurship program BUILD.

 

Details & Eligibility

▸ Part of the Summer Mini-Term
▸ On-Site Course
▸ Students Entering Grades 10-12
▸ June 18 - 29, 2018, 9 am - 12 pm
▸ $875 each (2 for $1,600)
▸ Credit: 1/2 Trimester Science

2018 Tuition: $875 per course
Select 2 courses for $1,600 (includes lunch)

Financial aid is available (June 1 deadline)


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