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Reasoning about and making sense of
statistics and probability are essential to students’ future success. This
volume belongs to a series that supports NCTM’s *Focus in High School
Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making* by providing additional
guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of the mathematics
experiences of all high school students every day.

Six investigations illustrate how to help
high school students develop their skills in working with data. The
investigations emphasize the roles of reasoning and sense making in defining a
statistical question and collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to answer
it. The authors examine the key elements of statistical reasoning
identified in *Focus in High School
Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making* and elaborate on the associated
reasoning habits.

The
investigations show how students can use these habits in analyzing data sets,
constructing and comparing representations of data, and using samples and
simulations to gather data. They reason about distributions of data and how to
use measures of center, lines of best fit, and other tools and techniques to
detect trends, make predictions, and determine the allowable scope of
conclusions.

The development of statistical
reasoning must be a high priority for school mathematics. This book offers a
blueprint for emphasizing statistical reasoning and sense making in the high
school curriculum.

The eBook
PDF format presents the full text of *Focus in High
School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Statistics and
Probability* in a downloadable file that preserves the design and
layout of the book while allowing users to search for selected phrases and print
selected pages.