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Fall Warm up (information); activities and instructional strategies used in class; Upcoming information; “Links” to videos; Assignment(s)
Wed 8/14 First day of class; only 15 minutes; simple greeting
Thur 8/15 Perspective sheets; “who am I?” talk; went over the syllabus. The syllabus is linked at the TOP of this page!
Fri 8/16 Verified SCC enrollment; handed out “SCC connecting to The Hub” sheets; checked out textbooks; 75 problems basic math skill review
Mon 8/19 Partners compared the answers to the basic skills review; Dr. Hartman posted the answers; Card/Vocab matching activity; 5 W’s problem to consider; Looked up who “Pardis Sabeti is??? Pardi’s first video (HERE); Talked about examples of stats from the newspaper; Looked at vaping news; Talked about the context our book gives us (context for each hmwk problem!). Homework: read and take notes on chapter 1
Tue 8/20 Notes check; time for students to compare what they wrote down; addressed “cornell notes”…a strategy to take notes; Two different 5-W questions and related variable questions; Kyle Gooban’s 5-W’s; Hmwk: do Ch 1 #1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11
Wed 8/21 Hmwk check; CNN / Vaping research article…reading / small group… do Ch 1 #13, 15, 24, 25
Thur 8/22 Time to compare hmwk; Discussion about CNN / Vaping article; Looked over UNL tuition data; used data (on last page) to enter into the graphing calculator and build a scatterplot
Fri 8/23 Scatterplot for Min. Wage; math for dummies…4 lessons
Mon 8/26 Hmwk check for the “4 readings/puzzles” from Friday; PPT with misleading graphs/stats; Time to work on a worksheet with misleading (Wonder Woman). START to take notes on Chap 2…get up to page 24 at the minimum.
Tue 8/27 Simpson’s paradox…Derek Jeter…Kidney stones…UC Berkeley example…phone search…. Students do get a workday on Wednesday…students had last 20 minutes to work on Tuesday. Hmwk finish notes on Chap 2 by the start of class Thursday….do Ch 2 #5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14ab by the start of class Thursday. (Dr. H will add more problems to the list on Wednesday)
Wed 8/28 Club day sign up…time to work…finish chapter 2 notes…add Ch 2 #17, 18, 24, 25
Thur 8/29 Notes/Hmwk check; addressed ACT data Dr. Hartman looked at yesterday at early out meetings; looked at “caregiver” descriptive stats and “choc chip cookie” rankings both from Wednesday’s newspaper; examined 2-way table from practice ACT test; watched video on 2-way tables (Click HERE); for homework worksheet; likely Quiz tomorrow!
Fri 8/30 Students compared worksheet; questions on worksheet; added Ch 2 #27 and 31…31 part d is a doozy!!!; Time to work on quiz
Tue 9/3 Recapped #31 from Friday;  Read pp. 43, 44; Decide on the number of classes (bins) you think are appropriate for the data set: 36, 25, 38, 46, 55, 68, 72, 55, 36, 38, 67, 45, 22, 48, 91, 46, 52, 61, 58, 55; Create a frequency table for the data, a relative freq. table for the data, and a histogram for the data. We then did a bit of research…using your phone, research the “2^k” rule for classes. Discussed the “2^k” rule and then used our calculator to build the histogram. Hmwk: Take notes on the first part of chapter 3…pp. 43-53…do more research with histograms and the “2^k” rule
Wed 9/4 Watched video on the 2^k rule (HERE) and histogram video (HERE); students graded own quiz.  Hmwk: continue notetaking…
Thur 9/5 Collected snake eyes data in all periods; made a stem and leaf plot for the data, talked about why the dot plot would be “bad”, and found mean, median, mode, range…started to hint about stdev and IQR…also talked about how a skewed distr will impact the relationship between mean and median. Watched this video (HERE); Hmwk: finish reading the chapter and taking notes
Fri 9/6 Dr. Hartman was gone at district pep rallies; (Book cover check is Monday!!!); students worked on worksheet with dot plots, stem plots, histograms, and even the “box” plot!!!
Mon 9/9 Book cover check; answered questions on the hmwk; talked about skewed distributions; started talking about box plots, video on box plots (HERE)…much more with box plots tomorrow. time to work on Ch 3 #5-13
Tue 9/10 Dr. Hartman talked and went over a bunch of things…discussed details of Ch 2 categorical methods to describe data…discussed details of Ch 3 quantitative methods including the importance of the histogram (to help with shape center and spread) and the basics again of Mean/STDEV vs Median/IQR…talked about how the indiv values of data show up for stem plots and dot plots…but not for histograms/box plots. We then spent the rest of our time with the details of BOX plots, finding outliers, and using our calculator; finish up #5-13 and add on 14-15
Wed 9/11 Students computed the 5# summary and box plot for {5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13}; Looked at IQR lexile graph (Reading ability); Looked at descriptive stats in newspaper (Bats); then started to talk more about the details of standard deviation…basic words behind the scenes and then calculated one by hand and showed where it is on the calculator. A website that will help some of you is HERE. Add to the homework assignment: 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 41
THur 9/12 Students calculated a STDEV problem by hand to start…then Pardi video…. (HERE); First calculate ALL the statistics you can, including standard deviation, ALL by hand…for this set of data: {1, 4, 7, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 15, 20} and add on  chap 3 #21, 33, 35, 37, and 55 (use your calculator for #55)
Fri 9/13 Homecoming day; Dr. H was out setting up…some studied for ACT…others worked on the Ch 3 work from this week
Mon 9/16 Do the 3 math for dummies packets w/ practice quiz at the end (Dr. Hartman was gone)
Tue 9/17 Notes check; Hmwk check; packet check; addressed a few things off of the sheets; time to work: Read (well skim) Ch 4 and do #5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 18, 20abc, 23, 31, 32, 36
Wed 9/18 Quiz chap 3; time to work on the above work and add pg. 147 #1, 2, 4, 5
Thur 9/19 Added a few more problems to the pg 147 practice…#6, 9, 10 and FR #1… students then got quizzes back to collaborate…also got review sheet.
Fri 9/20 Quizzes back and went over them…time to work on review sheet. Test is Monday!
Mon 9/23 Test
Tue 9/24 Band was out in the morning; time to work through 2 math for dummies puzzles and to start notes for chap 5
Wed 9/25 Early release / club day….more time for notes for chap 5
Thur 9/26 Normal curve video (Click HERE); showed statson ACT report and Normal curve on “TrueCar” website; Notes discussion N(20, 1.5)…building normal curve based on empirical rule…and build normal curve for mean/stdev of our test results. Tests handed back. Hmwk: read and take notes for chapter 5
Fri 9/27 Looked at the NWU stats book problem with the twins; initial discussion about z-scores  z = (x bar – mu) / stdev;  My Giant Life connection (HERE); Watched video: HERE; finish chap 5 notes and do the “math is fun . com” quizzes  Click HERE first; Look over the “reading” material on this part of Mathisfun.com…then at the bottom take the quiz (there are 10 questions); record your results on the piece of paper…your answer then the correct answer then why you missed it (if you did); Click HERE second; ditto…look over the “reading” material…then take the 10 question quiz at the bottom…same instructions…(use YOUR z-score table if you wish)…also now is the time to figure out how to use your calc for z-score values! Dr. H will probably be gone again tomorrow…you will work out of your book.
Mon 9/30 Dr. Hartman was gone (medical thing); time to work on Ch 5 #1-4, 7-13, 15-19 odd, 23, 25, 39
Tue 10/1 Video #3 from Pardis in the Normal Curve (HERE); time to work on more #26, 27, 31, 32, 41, 43, 45, 46
Wed 10/2 Notes check, hmwk check, turned in the mathisfun.com quiz; peers collaborated on several of the math is fun.com problems; Dr. Hartman went over the big ideas for the chapter. Dr. Hartman suggested students to watch a video under the Bryan Stats tab (Module 6 pointers)
Thur 10/3 No class in morning due to apply to college day (study hall in afternoon for stats)
Fri 10/4 Dr. Hartman was gone taking care of his wife. Quiz time…you can collaborate
Mon 10/7 Click HERE then click HERE (and look at various texts) on the Khan site; PPT to help lead us into simulations…Read and take notes on Chap 10 tonight and do #3, 5, 6, 9, 11
Tue 10/8 Simulations (ended with VSCO girl one); add to hmwk: 12, 13
Wed 10/9 More simulations (department store eggs and O blood type); add to hmwk: 17, 18
Thur 10/10 add to hmwk: 19, 25a, 26a, 31, 36
Fri 10/11 Addressed the conceptual side (various options) of simulations; Started rectangle sampling…subjective and n=5
Mon Tue Fall Break
Wed 10/16 More with the rectangle activity (objective sampling…using random numbers…n = 5 and n = 10); Take notes on Chap 11
Thur 10/17 Went over the rectangle results (n = 5 and n = 10); Videos HERE and HERE over census, sampling, and types of sampling; Do Chap 11 #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15…
Fri 10/18 Dr. Hartman gone with quiz bowl teams; Simulation quiz; time to work on Chap 11 #17, 18, 21, 22,
Mon 10/21 Chap 11 quiz (and Ch 12 quiz to get you thinking…) add Ch 11 #23, 25, 27


Spring Warm up (information); activities and instructional strategies used in class; Upcoming information; “Links” to videos; Assignment(s)


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