# Addressing Common Core State Standards in Algebra 2 for Statistics and Probability with Fathom (Beginner)

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This webinar will guide teachers of Algebra 2 courses in how to use Fathom to address the newly emphasized Probability and Statistics Standards in the Common Core. Specifically, we’ll work through activities that support the domains: Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions (S-IC), and Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data (S-ID). We’ll also discuss how Fathom promotes the Standards for Mathematical Practice to use appropriate tools strategically and to model with mathematics. No prior experience with Fathom is necessary.

## Presenter

### Rick Gaston

I’ve been the Research and Project Manager at KCP Technologies since August, 2011. I coordinate the Data Games project here, focusing on development of online games and activities that improve students’ data analysis skills and mathematics understandings. I previously worked in public education as a high school mathematics and computer programming teacher in New Jersey, where I used *The Geometer’s Sketchpad*, and as a high school principal in Oakland. Long ago I was also a software developer at Bell Laboratories. I’ve had a lifelong interest in technology and games, and I’m passionate about exploring innovative ways we can use them to improve learning for all students.