Probability and statistics in grades 18
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:
Monday 
No class (Labor Day) 
Wednesday 
Introductions

Thursday 
Read Grade 7: Chance and probability (CCSSM Progressions) for background information How do experiments lead to probability?

Friday 
Use Excel to create a MonteCarlo simulation for d4 + d8 How can we determine probability without experiments?

2:
Monday 
watch counting principle finish CA 16G (in Beckmann book or D2L "Content") How can tree diagrams be used in different contexts?

Wednesday 
try free throws challenge How do values influence probability situations?

Thursday 
Quiz 1

Friday 
try fair games? through "make fair" What happens to probability when given new information?

3:
Monday 
try fair games? challenge What are some misconceptions about probability?

Wednesday 
How can linear situations be identified?

Thursday 
Quiz 2

Friday 
Read Patterns of patterns How can (polynomial) formulas be developed for nonlinear situations?

4:
Monday 
finish finite differences How can linear equations be solved different ways?

Wednesday 
finish 16 on CA 9U (in book or D2L) How can linear equations be solved different ways? (continued)

Thursday 
Review

Friday 
Exam 1

5:
Monday 
New groups & review exam What is statistics? 
Wednesday 
How can data be displayed different ways? 
Thursday 
Quiz 3 
Friday 
How can we measure the "center" of data?

6:
Monday 
Class activity 15P (in book or D2L Content) How can we measure variability of data? (IQR)

Wednesday 
How can we measure variability of data? (box plots and outliers) 
Thursday 
Quiz 4

Friday 
Class activity 15W (in book or D2L Content) How can we measure variability of data? (MAD, variance and standard deviation)

7:
Monday 
How can we compare scores between different groups?
Logistics for final exam 
Wednesday 
Read "Normal Curves and Standardized Test Results" (p. 692693) Are variables related to each other?

Thursday 
Quiz 5 
Friday 
No class

8:
Monday 
finish scatterplot on comparisons Student evaluations Are variables related to each other? (continued)

Tuesday 
Review

Thursday 
Review
Reminder: Final exam tonight! 
Friday 
Makeup final exams 
Final exam
 Thursday, October 25, 7pm (location HHH 100)
 approved calculators
 one page notes (1sided, handwritten)
Makeup examination
 Friday, October 26 during "class" times (HHH 312)