Statistics Week 5 Plans

Monday:  Group Presentation 2.4

Tuesday:  Group Presentation 2.5

Wednesday:  Chapter 2 Review

Thursday:  Chapter 3 Vocabulary  Because of the nature of Chapter 3, our vocabulary activity will be to make a card match game, where the term, definition, and example of each vocabulary term will be on a separate notecard, and the object is to group together the cards that match.

Friday:  Current Events/Statistical Studies.  This week’s topic will be “Dollars and Sense”.  Find a study dealing with money.

Week 4 Plans

We will bein Chapter 2 this week and finish/test over the material next week.  We are going to mix things up this week.  This week will be our first group teach/presentation project.

Monday-  Today, I will divide the class up into five groups.  Each group will be assigned one section from Chapter 2 to teach to the class on their assigned day.  Today, each group will begin planning their presentations.

For each group’s presentation, they must produce:

  • A vocabulary activity for the vocabulary in their section.  This can be a handout, matching, fill-in-the-blank, crossword, etc.
  • Printed notes for the class that summarize the main points of the section.  This can be fill-in-the-blank or completed.
  • A 7-10 minute lesson presentation to the class where each group member has a speaking role.  Use of technology is encouraged.
  • A practice worksheet with 3-5 practice questions/activities that can be completed in class after the presentation.
  • 4-6 good, high level problems that would be good review or test questions that you feel were clearly presented in your presentation.

I will need to be given copies of the vocabulary, notes, worksheets, and questions, along with answer keys, if applicable.  The overall presentation will be a major grade and will be graded according to a rubric I give you in class.  Daily grades will also be given accordingly.

 

Tuesday-  Group Planning Day

Wednesday-  Section 2.1 Presentation :  Statistical Studies:  Observation and Experimentation

Thursday-  Section 2.2 Presentation:  Sampling

Friday- Section 2.3 Presentation:  Simple Comparative Experiments

Week 3 Plans

We are really starting to move through our study of statistics.

Tuesday 9/5-  We will start our Chapter 1 review today in class.

Wednesday 9/6-  We will continue our Chapter 1 review and hopefully complete it in class today.

Thursday 9/7-   Our very first Statistics test, covering Chapter 1

Friday 9/8-  ACT/SAT review and current events.  Our topic this week for current events will be “College”.  You will need to find a statistical study article dealing with aspects of higher education.

 

Go ‘Necks!  Beat the Crusaders!

Week 2 Plans

We are ready to begin Statistics!

Monday: Chapter 1 “The Role of Statistics and and the Data Analysis Process” Vocabulary

Tuesday:  Sections 1.1 “Why Study Statistics”  and Section 1.2  “The Nature and Role of Variability”

Wednesday:  Activity 1.2:  Variability in Estimations

Thursday:  Section 1.3 “Statistics and the Data Analysis Process” and  Section 1.4 “Types of Data and Some Simple Graphical Displays”

Friday:  Current Events and ACT/SAT Review

Also, I’d like to send out best wishes to all our students participating in the festivities involving Friday night’s football game.  Good luck and Go Necks!

Prayers for Houston.

Week 1 Plans

We are still waiting for our statistics material to arrive.  In the meantime, I figure it will be a good time to start some ACT review.  This will allow both myself and the students to have a better understanding of where we stand mathematically and where we stand in regards to test preparedness.

  • Monday-  We will start an ACT practice test by doing the first 8-10 questions in class. We will try to check in class to identify which topic we, as a class, considered the most in need of review.
  • Tuesday-  We will review the selected topic from Monday.
  • Wednesday-  Continue on the practice test, just as Monday. 8-10 questions and check in class.
  • Thursday-  We will review the selected topic from Wednesday.
  • Friday- We will review another selected topic from earlier in the week that we fell needs review.

Again, all of this is subject to the availability of our Statistics material.  Once that comes in, we are off and running.

 

 

Statistics Day 1

Below is a copy of the handout for Thursday.

Statistics with Mr Brown

 

Communication is vitally important!

Email: [email protected] (preferred form of contact)

Remind: Text @mrbrownsst to 81010 (Mr. Brown’s Stats)

Phone: 903-291-2028 (leave a message)

Blog: brownstats.wonecks.net (sign up for email notices)

Google Classroom: classroom.google.com  Use code y4wdcg to join

 

Get to know me:  I am a 2000 graduate of Henderson High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University.  My wife is a White Oak High School graduate and we have two kids: Avery, who is 5, and Maddox, who is 3.  I enjoy relaxing outdoor activities, as well as rooting for my Aggies, Rangers, and Roughnecks.  I have been teaching high school math for 10 years.

 

Class Rules (the Four “R”s)

  1. Be Respectful
  2. Be Responsible
  3. Be Ready
  4. Rise Up!

 

About this class: This class is all about data.  We will collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data…lots and lots of data.  You probably do basic statistics on your own everyday and don’t even think about it.  We are going to turn it up a notch.  We will also take days every so often to prepare for the mathematics section of ACT and SAT tests.  Should you go to college, you will see statistics again, trust me.  Taking this course will prepare you for the next level.

 

Daily supplies:  a spiral or composition book, pencils, notebook, and your chromebook

 

Grading:  According to department policy, a minimum of 15 daily grades and 3 major grades per grading period.  Daily grades include homework, in class activities, quizzes (double value)  and online activities.  Major grades include projects and tests.  Major grades make up 60% while daily grades make up 40% of your final grade.

 

Homework:  Homework is a possibility and is due on the due date.  You know this.

 

Late work:  You know this too.  Late work is not accepted.

 

Missed Work:  You are responsible for missed work according to school policy.  Days missed = days allowed to make-up.    “What did we do yesterday?” is not an option.  Check the blog, get the notes and assignments and be ready when you return from a missed day.

 

Retests and corrections:  Corrections on daily assignments and quizzes can be done before or after school, or during enrichment, in my classroom with me.  The highest grade on a corrected assignment will be 70.  No retests will be given.  If a student scores higher on the nine week test, then the nine week test grade can replace the lowest of the previous test grades.

 

A copy of the department grading policy is attached.  You are expected to read, sign, and return by Monday, August 21.

 

My expectations for you is success.  You can do it.  Believe it!

 

Hello, and welcome to my Statistics blog. We’ve got a lot to accomplish this school year, and we will have to work together. Therefore, the first couple of days will be spent getting to know each other and learning classroom routines.

Thursday, August 17: meet and greet and classroom procedures

Friday, August 18: meet and greet and classroom procedures. Signed grading policy due.

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