Welcome to STATISTICS
The goal of the Statistics1-2 course is to introduce students to the methods of collecting, organizing, displaying, analyzing, and draw conclusions from data. It is a course set in a broad, relevant, social context, with an emphasis on statistical ideas, expressed in a variety of settings from public policy questions to the behavioral sciences to sociology and psychology. Although mathematical methodology is used, taught and valued, it is a course that emphasizes understanding data and the principles of drawing justifiable inferences from data. Students are exposed to four conceptual themes:
1 Producing data
2. Organizing data
3. Drawing conclusions from data
4. Anticipating patterns using probability and simulation
In addition to studying the topics in Statistics we will review and build upon concepts mastered in second year algebra.
Supplies: Please bring them to class daily
Colored pencils (at least 2)
Scientific Calculator (either TI 34 or TI 84 plus or equivalent)
(I will provide a graphing calculator when needed in class. If you happen to own one already, that is great, but not required.)
- The semester grade is cumulative. In other words all points from August 20 through December 17 determine your overall semester grade. The final exam is 200 points rather than 100. The grade you earn on your final will appear on your report card.
- If you have an excused absence you have two class periods to turn in the missed assignment. You are strongly encouraged to stop by room 225 and get the assignment ASAP. The assignments are posted on the wall. Extra handouts are in the brown cardboard organizer.
- Be sure to put your first and last name on all work that you submit. Also put the assignment and assignment # in the top right corner.
How you earn your grade
Points per assessment
Points per semester (estimate)
Binder check on warm ups
I use eschoolplus and plan on updating grades on Friday afternoons.