Teacher: Mrs. Janet Thompson
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Course Description: The content of Statistics is organized into approximately 10 units of study. Within each unit, students will explore conceptual understanding of concepts, gain fluency with skills, and apply this learning to real world scenarios.
Unit 1 Analyzing 1-Variable Data
Unit 2 Analyzing 2-Variable Data
Unit 3 Collecting Data
Unit 4 Probability
Unit 5 Random Variables
Unit 6 Sampling Distributions
Unit 7 Estimating a Parameter
Unit 8 Testing a Claim
Unit 9 Comparing 2 Populations or Treatments
Unit 10 Inference for Categorial Variables & Regression
Expectations: Statistics is a rigorous course with high expectations for all. Students are expected to participate in class daily and be prepared with completed assignments and necessary materials. You will be asked to work cooperatively with other classmates and communicate your thinking verbally and in writing. Students will be assessed based on evidence of growth and eventual mastery of each unit of study.
Grading System: The following letter grades will be assigned:
F < 59
Semester 1: Semester 2:
*Classwork - 10% *Classwork - 10%
Test - 75% Test - 75%
Final - 15% Final - 15%
*Classwork may consist of homework assignments, in class work, and progress checks.
Grades will be kept current and may be viewed on Home Access.
Late Work: Assignments are accepted and given full credit up to the due date. Keep in mind that assignments are learning opportunities and class activities will include a discussion of the homework. Untimely completion of homework results in the loss of learning opportunities. Any work turned in after the due date will result in a 25% deduction.
Tutoring: Please be proactive seeking help if needed! Contact me to set up a time.
Students should expect to take notes daily. Students will maintain a composition notebook journal and a 3-RING MATH BINDER where all math-related papers, daily notes, and assignments will be kept. Organization is important: “If you can’t find it, you can’t use it to learn!”
Laptop and stylus Composition Notebook (either graph paper or lined paper)
Pencil/Eraser 1.5-inch 3 ring binder
Colored Pencils/Markers Spiral Notebook
Calculator: We will utilize TI-84 Plus calculators. You may download a version to your laptop if you prefer to not purchase one. Go to Software Center, then search for "Wabbitemu" and install the program. You will need to be on CPS wifi to do this. You can access wifi from the parking lot of any CPS school.
Textbook: We will be creating our own textbook as we go through the course. Additional on-line and hard-copy resources are available. Please speak to me if you need some and I do not address it in class.
Attendance: Attendance is crucial to your success and understanding of the course! Work missed due to absences can be made up as described in the student handbook.
If you are absent, please see Schoology to catch up on what you miss, and feel free to visit with me outside of class time.
If you are absent the day of the exam or quiz, you will have to arrange an appropriate period of time to make up the exam within a timely manner. Please see me to discuss these situations.
Tardy Policy: Tardies will be recorded. To keep from disrupting the class, it is good practice to be in class on time ready to learn.
Technology: Technology usage is encouraged both in and out of the classroom for this course. We will access the online curriculum using the Laptops provided by the district.
**Cell phones are not to be used in class for anything other than in-class activities. Texting is not permitted during instruction times. Students will not be allowed to have any sort of electronic device (iPad, iPod, cell phone, etc.) during an exam. Phones cannot be used as a calculator.