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Content Update: Big improvements to our high school statistics course


Hello! I’m Jeff on the math content team here at Khan Academy, and I’m happy to share that we’ve updated our High school statistics course to make it better than ever. As a former high school math teacher, I’ll admit that teaching statistics was always my favorite, so it was a real treat to spend my time improving this course for you.

Here’s what I’m most excited about when it comes to the new look of our High school statistics course:

  • We completely revamped the course with our freshest and best content. There are a lot of new videos, exercises, and articles in the course that weren’t there before. The course now covers a broader range of topics at a greater depth than before. For example, we now have practice content on calculating expected value and more practice content on interpreting what expected value does (and doesn’t) say.
  • The course is now better aligned to Common Core high school statistics and probability standards. We have new instructional and practice content for standards in topics like study design, probability distributions, and expected value. We also removed some content that’s more appropriate for other grade levels, so learners can focus on what’s most important in a high school course.
  • Video and exercises go beyond rote procedures and contextless data. Learners apply both concepts and procedures in real-world contexts. They’ll wrestle with scenarios like, “Should I buy that protection plan the company offers me when I get a new phone?”

You can learn anything!
Jeff Dodds
US mathematics content creator