For 40 years, Key Curriculum has created tools and curriculum that incorporate problem solving, real-world applications, conceptual understanding, and mathematics as sensemaking. These pedagogical approaches are at the heart of our dynamic mathematics software, and central to the Mathematical Practice Standards of the Common Core State Standards.
Additionally, the Common Core State Standards include a strong and coherent data analysis, statistics, and probability strand, which starts in kindergarten with basic graphical representations of categorical data. This evolves into deeper concepts in grades 9–12, such as calculating (with technology) and interpreting correlation coefficients, and understanding, calculating, and modeling conditional probability. And, the modeling strand emphasizes the value of technology in building mathematical models.
- Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments
- Make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments and observational studies
- Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems