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CBM Intermediate (ages 10 and up)
2 Certifications
Estimated Time: 3hr
Course Level: CBM Intermediate (ages 10 and up)
Requirements: This course requires knowledge of common data visualisations (pie charts, bar charts, histograms) and statistics (min-max, mean, median, range).
Certification Levels: Course completion, Wolfram Certified Level I

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The ability to decide whether group A is different, either better or worse, than group B is an important technique within computational thinking and data science. It is useful in many areas, from medical experiments to sales figures to environmental changes. This short course introduces you to how problems like this can be tackled, first on small datasets, then on a national scale, comparing results to published reports.

You'll Learn To

Solve a real problem using the computational thinking process

Define the problem precisely by removing unnecessary complexity

Choose and apply real tools to analyse data

Interpret the results of the analysis and present an opinion based upon evidence

Appreciate the effect that sample size has on the variation in results

Use box-and-whisker charts to compare two datasets


This self-study resource is part of the Computer-Based Maths (CBM) project and works in the Wolfram Cloud. It's free and easy to get started using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This full interactive course includes video reviews, chapter quizzes and an independent project. A certificate of course completion is available (further certification will be available in the future).

First time with our Computational Thinking modules? Please watch the video.