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Introduction to Data Science (IDS)

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Target Story

A brief video discussing data collection practices by large corporations.

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Download the IDS Curriculum

Note: Units 1, 2 and 3 are available. Unit 4 will be available in Spring 2015.

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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 mathematics course, so it validates both Algebra II and Algebra I.