Probability and statistics in grades 1-8

Calendar

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

1:

Wednesday

Introductions

Thursday

Read CCSSM Progression: Probability and statistics for overview of semester

Law of large numbers

Friday

Create a Monte-Carlo simulation for d4 + d8, bring probabilities to class

Theoretical probability and sample space

2:

Monday

Free throws

Compound probabilities

  • Discuss Free throws
  • spinners (also use protractors to approximate probabilities)
  • If time, start Games with points
  • Extra practice (ungraded), 16.1 problems: 1, 2
    (answers: 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, various, 5/12, various)
Wednesday

Expected value

  • Games with points
  • If time, WI Powerball
  • Extra practice (ungraded), 16.2 problems: 1
    (answers: 24)
  • Extra practice (ungraded), 16.3 problems: 1
    (answers: 1/16)
Thursday

Quiz 1

Friday

Conditional probability

3:

Monday

Linear functions

  • Is it linear? (look at differences of differences for last table)
  • Extra practice (ungraded), 16.4 problems: 1, 2, 9
    (answers: 1/16, 1/12, 3/8)
  • start finite differences
Wednesday

Read Patterns of patterns

Non-linear functions

  • finite differences
  • Extra practice (ungraded), 16.3 problems: 14
    (answers: 2/25, 16, $34)
Thursday

Quiz 2

Friday

(optional) print Beckman scans 9S in D2L

Solving linear equations

4:

Monday

Solving linear equations (continued)

Wednesday

Review

  • task 1
Thursday

Exam 1

  • task 1
Friday

Statistics introduction

  • task 1

5:

Monday

Displaying data

  • task 1
Wednesday

Displaying data

  • task 1
Thursday

Quiz 3

Friday

Measures of center

  • task 1

6:

Monday

Measures of center

  • task 1
Wednesday

Data distributions

  • task 1
Thursday

Quiz 4

Friday

Data distributions

  • task 1

7:

Monday

Variability

  • task 1
Wednesday

Variability

  • task 1
Thursday

Quiz 5

Friday

Data comparison

  • task 1

8:

Monday

Data comparison

  • task 1
Wednesday

Line best fit

  • task 1
Thursday

Line of best fit

  • task 1
Friday

Optional review

  • answering questions only

Reminder: Final exam tonight!!!

Final exam