Introduction to Data Science (IDS)

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Target Story

A brief video discussing data collection practices by large corporations.

Watch the video HERE.

Download the video HERE.

Download the IDS Curriculum

Loading RStudio® Labs

Click HERE. to learn how to load the labs.

PD Presentation Materials

Select presentation materials from the 2015-16 teacher trainings can be found in the Mobilize Curriculum Directory at Mobilize Curriculum Directory. Just click on the folder marked “PD Presentation Materials”.

Consent forms for the 2015-16 academic year can be found in the Mobilize Curriculum Directory at Mobilize Curriculum Directory. Just click on the folder marked “Consent Forms” to find current versions of Teacher, Student, and Parent consent forms. Parent consent forms are available in English and Spanish.

LOCUS Administration & Uploading Files to Documents Tool

Instructions for administering the LOCUS and uploading files to the Documents Tool can be found in the IDS Curriculum folder at Mobilize Curriculum Directory.

IDS FAQs

Q: Is Introduction to Data Science AB (IDS) a core mathematics course?

A: Yes. IDS has been approved as a “c” course in the UC's A-G requirements. A “c” designation means that IDS is a mathematics course.

Q: Who approved IDS for college entrance requirements?

A: The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) approves all high school courses for A-G credit. IDS was approved by UCOP.

Q: Does IDS count only at UCLA?

A: No. UCOP approved courses apply to both UC and CSU systems.

Q: Does IDS count in the CSU system?

A: Yes. UCOP approved courses apply to the CSU system.

Q: Does IDS validate the Algebra II requirement?

A: Yes. UCOP recognizes IDS as a statistics course. A full year of the IDS course validates both Algebra II and Algebra I.

Q: Does IDS validate the Geometry requirement?

A: No. Geometry is a separate requirement.

Q: Can IDS be taken before, after, or concurrently with Algebra II?

A: It is up to each individual student to decide whether or not to take both Algebra II and IDS.

Q: Is IDS equivalent to Algebra II?

No. They are not the same; however, IDS is a statistics core mathematics course, so it validates both Algebra II and Algebra I.

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