Statistics
Textbook: Statistics in Action: Understanding a World of Data (second edition), Ann Watkins, Richard Scheaffer, George Cobb. Key Curriculum Press 2008
Technology:

A TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator is needed.

Students will use Fathom statistical software and/or Microsoft Excel
Course Description
Statistics is unlike any math class you have ever taken. The mathematics of statistics is not difficult. There is not the traditional routine of doing 1520 questions on a regular basis. This class relies on reading, interpretation, reflection and discussion. Working collectively in groups will occur on a regular basis, group participation is important to the understanding of the concepts. The main focus of the class is to learn the fundamental logic and tools of statistics. Real world data and applications will be used daily, thus giving the answer to “When am I ever going to use this?”
An emphasis will be placed on technology. Fathom software and the TI calculators will be used on a regular basis.
This class is not an AP class, but is considered a college prep class as many students entering college will be required to take a statistics course.
Course Outline
Ch. 1 Statistical Reasoning
Ch. 2 Exploring Distributions
Ch. 3 Relationships Between Two Quantitative Variables
Ch. 4 Sample Surveys and Experiments
Ch. 5 Probability Models
Ch. 6 Probability Distributions
Ch. 7 Sampling Distributions
Ch. 8 Inference for Proportions
Ch. 9 Inference for Means
Ch. 10 ChiSquare Tests
Ch. 11 Inference for Regression
Ch. 12 Statistics in Action: Case Studies
Instructional Emphasis
Students will work individually or in small groups to plan and perform data analysis. With the teacher serving as a consultant, students will have opportunities to plan, make decisions, and share questions and conclusions.
Expectations
Students are expected to be to class on time daily. Missing class on a regular basis is very detrimental to your progress in a math class.
All school policies regarding food/drink etc. will be followed in this class.
Respect is a two way street.
The more you put into this class, the more you will get out. There is a good chance many of you will be taking this class at a higher level in the very near future.
Senioritis isn’t really a disease.
Homework
Homework that is assigned is expected to be turned in on time. In the case of absence, you will have two days to turn in late work (per school policy). Once a homework assignment has been returned to the class, no late work will be accepted.
Projects:
A minimum of one project will be required during the class. More details to follow…
Grading Policy
Grades will be determined by total points. Points can be earned through tests, quizzes, homework, classroom activities or participation and any assigned projects.
The grading scale is as follows:
A: 90%  100% B: 80%  89% C: 70%  79% D: 60%  69% F: 59% or below
