This course will introduce general statistical principles which will be useful to all students. It will connect statistical concepts to students’ lives, helping them to think critically, become informed consumers, and make better decisions. It will show students how to read data critically and with comprehension, how to produce data that provides clear answers to important questions, how to display data, and how to draw trustworthy conclusions based on data. Statistics is a course that is mandatory for most majors in college; being exposed to statistics in high school is a benefit for college-bound students.