Probability and Statistics

· How to produce good data

· Difference between good and bad sampling

· Organizing data

· The normal curve and Standard Deviation

· Correlation VS causation

· Probability

· Designing and conducting simulations

· Confidence Intervals

. Expected Values

Students are required to maintain a notebook, which should have at the following sections; homework, class notes, class work, and test/quizzes.

Grades will be earned based on accuracy, completion, neatness, labeling and timeliness. There is a standard heading for all assignments during this course which is as follows:

Name

Date

Assignment (includes page number and problems assigned)

Any test or quiz below a 70% may be retaken once at a prearranged time outside of regular class time. A retake will not be allowed after two weeks.

· A two-inch thick three ring binder

· TI-84Plus Graphing Calculator

· Pencils

· Attend class

Your grade in this course will be evaluated according to the following percentages:

· Test and Quizzes - 40%

· Class work – 25%

· Homework – 10%

· Participation – 5%

· Portfolios – 20%

· Attendance

· Bringing a writing utensil, book, notebook, and calculator

· Completing assignments

· Being attentive and contributing positively to class

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Parents and students please feel free to contact me at any time during the course to discuss your (child’s) progress in the course.

**Topics:**· How to produce good data

· Difference between good and bad sampling

· Organizing data

· The normal curve and Standard Deviation

· Correlation VS causation

· Probability

· Designing and conducting simulations

· Confidence Intervals

. Expected Values

**Text:**__Statistics through Applications__**Textbooks must be covered and brought to class each day****Notebook:**Students are required to maintain a notebook, which should have at the following sections; homework, class notes, class work, and test/quizzes.

**I reserve the right to check notebooks.****Assignments:**Grades will be earned based on accuracy, completion, neatness, labeling and timeliness. There is a standard heading for all assignments during this course which is as follows:

Name

Date

Assignment (includes page number and problems assigned)

**Late work will not be accepted after two weeks**!**Students will lose 5 points for every day their homework, class work, or portfolio is late.****Portfolios:****At least three portfolios will be assigned during the duration of the course and will be graded according to state standards. These will count as much as a test grade towards your final grade.****Retakes:**Any test or quiz below a 70% may be retaken once at a prearranged time outside of regular class time. A retake will not be allowed after two weeks.

**Requirements:**· A two-inch thick three ring binder

· TI-84Plus Graphing Calculator

· Pencils

· Attend class

**Course Grade:**Your grade in this course will be evaluated according to the following percentages:

· Test and Quizzes - 40%

· Class work – 25%

· Homework – 10%

· Participation – 5%

· Portfolios – 20%

**Participation:**· Attendance

· Bringing a writing utensil, book, notebook, and calculator

· Completing assignments

· Being attentive and contributing positively to class

**Additional Texts used:**__AP Statistics Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination__by James F. Bohan__The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry Integrated Mathematics____Websites:__www.whfreeman.com/sta

www.census.gov

www.gallup.com

**Parents:**Parents and students please feel free to contact me at any time during the course to discuss your (child’s) progress in the course.

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