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Note: This is from the 2019-2020 school year!!!


The College Stats syllabus is linked HERE. Click the link!

Scroll down quite a ways to get to the beginning of Semester 2!!!


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; finally read/take notes on Chap 12
Tue 10/22 Went over Friday’s quiz; went over Monday’s quizzes; answered any questions….project expectations discussed; finish notes on Chap 12
Wed 10/23 Video: HERE; time to start Ch 12 #1-15 odd, work on project….
Thur 10/24 Video on smoking/causations: HERE ; Ch 11 Quiz; time to work on Ch 12 (1-15 odd), 17-25 odd, 29, 37, 41
Fri 10/25 Time to work on Ch 12; time to work on Proj; time to work through practice 12 quiz
Mon 10/28 Ethics vids (part 1, 2, 3, 4); time to study and work on project
Tue 10/29 Ethics vis (part 5, 6); Quiz for chap 12; time to study and work on project
Wed 10/30 Club day / early release….review handed out…time to study for exam and work on the project. Exam is next Tuesday
Thur 10/31 Time to work
Fri 11/1 Showed last year’s distribution of test scores; Good Prezi is HERE for types of bias; time to work
Mon 11/4 Big test tomorrow; dress up?
Tue 11/5 Test; take home part
Wed 11/6 Turned in take home part of test; Video #1 Scatterplots (Click HERE); Video #2 on Correlation (Click HERE); Work on Projects…start taking notes on chapter 6
Thur 11/7 Graphing calc activity (pg. 154….then #6)…then math for dummies 1 & 2 for correlation…then time for projects  / notes chap 6
Fri 11/8 Tests back; math for dummies 3&4…then time for projects / notes chap 6
Mon 11/11 Round 1 and Round 2 of “r”  Projects due tomorrow
Tue 11/12 Turn in project; warm up with Round 1 or 2 (student preference); then Round 3 of “r”; Video (click HERE);
Wed 11/13 Practice “book” quiz…pick up sheet if you are gone for clubs (answers provided as well)
Thur 11/14 Partner quiz on “r” (sci. calcs only!!!); then time to start working on Ch 6 bookwork: Time to work on chap 6: #1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 27, 28, 31, 39, 46
Fri 11/15 Time to explore with the correlation game (click HERE); then time to explore with a different correlation app (click HERE); time to work on Chap 6: #1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 27, 28, 31, 39, 46
Mon 11/18 “Pardi” Video (Click HERE). Formal notes on calculating the regression line; Worksheet for homework; Start reading/taking notes on Chap 7
Tue 11/19 Went over the homework; Airfare worksheet in class; went over the worksheet; Read and take notes on Ch 7 and begin 1, 3, 5, 7, 11
Wed 11/20 Time to work on chap 7 book work: Ch 7 #1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 37, 47, 51ae, and 53 (quiz Thursday; test Tuesday)
Thur 11/21 In class and take home part of the quiz
Fri 11/22 Time to collaborate and then grade own quizzes; Time to review
Mon 11/25 Review
Tue 11/26 Chap 6-7 exam
Mon 12/2 Time to indiv. work and read/take notes on Chap 13
Tue 12/3 Began chap 13; looking at probability.  “Took” notes in class on the notesheet. Did the back side.   Make sure you have CAREFULLY read all of chapter 13; add to notes!
Wed 12/4 Early out / club day…. played SKUNK
Thur 12/5 Pardi video 1: HERE; Pardi video 2 HERE; Quiz A w/ ans; Quiz C at home
Fri 12/6 Time to compare quiz C; went over quiz C; Game of SKUNK; tests back from last week; time for partners to take Quiz D; encourage students to read / take notes on chap 14
Mon 12/9 Notes and back side practice problems for chap 14 (back of notesheet); looked at a tree diagram (shoot 1-1 free throws); Skunk; finish reading chapter 14 tonight
Tue 12/10 Workday on Ch 13 #1, 9, 11, 13, 17, 23, 25, 27, 35 and Ch 14 #1, 3, 5, 9, 43, 51 (not 51), 53
Wed 12/11 went over tree diagram for 53; added Ch 14 #13, 15, 17, 19d, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 41
Thur 12/12 Prac quiz for Chap 14
Fri 12/13 Quiz chap 14; handed review out
Mon 12/16 time to study (let students look at old exams)
Tue 12/17 time to study (let students look at old exams)…Things to consider   1. Use the book to examine the “What can go wrong?” the BROWN review and the green “just checking” problems. 2. Go to “previous” tab on my website and find the 18-19 college stats and find 10/10 (Oct 10th)…there is a video that goes over z-scores. 3. Use the internet to search for quizlet or other reviews online!


Spring Warm up (information); activities and instructional strategies used in class; Upcoming information; “Links” to videos; Assignment(s)
Mon 1/6 Time to review probability (worksheet)…eventually students will get to the Easter Egg problem…(a doozy)…Went over the first 2 pages in class; students will need to start reading / taking notes on Chap 15
Tue 1/7 Time to finish the tree diagram problem and then Easter Bunny problem / back side of sheet; finish reading / taking notes on Chap 15
Thur 1/8 Lottery problems; went over #12 off the sheet from yesterday; time to work on Chap 15 #1-13 odd, 19-31 odd, 35  (quiz on Friday)…add on
Thur 1/9 Went over #22 (Insurance problem); time to work; add more to the assignment: 43-55 odd; more time to work tomorrow…quiz tomorrow!!!!
Fri 1/10 Time to work / ask questions; last 20 minutes, students took the practice quiz; Be sure notes are completed; hmwk is completed…for Monday. On Monday after the hmwk/notes check, we will go over a couple problems and then students will take the official quiz.
Mon 1/13 Hmwk/notes check; went over 47 & 49; reviewed 3 big ideas (back from egg problem); Answers to Friday’s quiz; new quiz (start)
Tue 1/14 Against All Odds Video on Random Variables…space shuttle… (HERE); discussed the “flight” problem; time to finish the quiz; Read and take notes on Chap 16 (due start of class on Thurs)
Wed 1/15 Club day / early release….time to read / take notes on Chap 16 (due start of class tomorrow)
Thur 1/16 Notes on permutations, nPr, nCr, and the binomial theorem. If there is a snow day tomorrow, check email…I’m sending an assignment
Fri 1/17 Snow day…emailed students to work on Chap 16 #9-16
Mon 1/20 Went over binomial question to start: n=10; p=0.7; P(3)= and P(6 or 7)=; time to go over hmwk; finish up the 9-16 tonight.
Tue 1/21 Watched video (HERE); Looked at Quincunx machines (HERE and HERE)…made connections!; start #17-29 odd.
Wed 1/22 Snow day
Thur 1/23 Started with Ch 16 #34, then went over a few over Ch 16 problems and addressed the connection with the Normal curve; assigned the rest of Ch 16: 31-37 odd
Fri 1/24 Snow day
Mon 1/27 Started with Ch 16 #31, 33; time for indiv to work on a quiz, followed by peers to discuss, followed by Dr. H posting the solutions. This weekend: Go through the “green Just Checking” on each of the chapters 13, 14, 15, 16; and look at the brown summary page for each chapter. Finish the Chap 16 hmwk; Hmwk/notes check on Tuesday; official quiz on Tuesday; Test will be Thurs/Fri of this week
Tue 1/28 Reviewed the basics of Ch 16; time for indiv. quiz; review handed out; Test is Thurs/Fri
Wed 1/29 Handed back quizzes and let students look over the Sem 1 final; time to review; Test starts tomorrow
Thur 1/30 Day 1 of test
Fri 1/31 Day 2 of test
Mon 2/3 A few needed to complete their test; Discussion about seed-priming / Kamterter; Talked about our “path to now” (Handout); time to start reading and taking notes on Ch 17
Tues 2/4 Collected “full size bag” m&m data; Looked at the distribution of p(brown); then built a sampling distribution with n=5; hmwk: find two different sample means (proportions for brown) for n=9; continue to read and take notes on chap 17
Wed 2/5 Early Release / Club Day: Try the “green just checking problems #1-7” in the reading and try pg. 465 #1, 3; Finish notes for Chap 17
Thurs 2/6 Big connections…used three-class results from the P(Brown M&M) problem as our population…built sampling distributions of n=4 and n=9 to set the stage of the central limit theorem. Finish yesterday’s work…tonight.
Fri 2/7 Notes check; Thumb tack activity; looked as cumulative results from yesterday; addressed big ideas of CLT; addressed the formula sq rt (pq/n); Talked about the basics of #1, 3 out of the book; Tests back; Make sure you have #1,3 done by Monday
Mon 2/10 Went over #3, addressed big picture of “means” and “proportions” w.r.t. CLT; Handed out the packet. Did “A” in class; Watched the first “half” of the first video and took notes “B” (HERE)  Do “C” for hmwk
Tue 2/11 Started with “C”; watched the rest of video “B” and then Khan video “D” (HERE); Did “E” in class; assigned “G”
Wed 2/12 Started with “G”; then parts of Khan video “F” (HERE); Looked at the cool website:  HERE Did “I”…. Other Khan Videos HERE and HERE   Start to work on: Ch 17 #2, 7-17 odd
Thurs 2/13 Full assignment is: Ch 17 #2, 7-27 odd, 33-35, 39, 40, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50, 52
Fri 2/14 Keep working on Ch 17 #2, 7-27 odd, 33-35, 39, 40, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50, 52
Mon 2/17 No School / teacher inservice
Tue 2/18 Warm-up problem from the chapter rev (#13)…then answered hmwk questions…then 1st try at a quiz (answers went over)…assigned 2nd try at a quiz tonight. Official indiv quiz is Wed.
Wed 2/19 Ch 17 hmwk check; Ans keys out for practice quiz from yesterday; discussed prac quiz from last night; time for INDIV quiz; hmwk: 3 math for dummies sheets (moving into confidence interval territory)
Started collecting penny data; EPA problem warm up; Pardis Video: HERE ; time to start reading/taking notes on Chap 18
Fri 2/21 Finished collecting penny data (for those gone Thurs) Video: HERE (only watch  7:55-8:55); Spent time with building a confidence interval for pennies; finish reading/taking notes on chap 18
Mon 2/24 Ch 18 notes check; Proportion confidence interval (90%) looking at P(penny dates < 2000); reviewed assumptions and conditions needed; quizzes back; work on Ch 18 #1-15 odd, 22
Tue 2/25 Went over the “Daylight Savings Time” survey results from the NORC (found in LJS on 2/24); used the problem to learn how to identify sample size needed. Time to work Ch 18 #1-15 odd, 22 and then 17, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31
Wed 2/26 Answered questions; Addressed UNMC coronavirus clinical trial (LJS); time for 6 page worksheet; quiz tomorrow; test Monday
Thur 2/27 Went over worksheet; Quiz; gave review packet
Fri 2/28 Students graded own quiz; time to work on review packet; Test is Monday
Mon 3/2 Test
Tues 3/3 Videos on the t-distribution in this order: FirstSecondThirdFourthFifth
Wed 3/4 t-table handed out; video (Pardi) inferences with t (HERE). Handout with t-distributions to look at; flow chart of when to use z vs t; went over some of the “wait” problems from the last chapter; tests back to look over
Thur 3/5 Several out for counselor meetings; Went over the frog problem from the tes; Time to read/take notes on Chap 22; start working on the “Big 12” …Chap 22 #1, 3ab, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 37, 41, 43. Notes/hmwk check on Mon; Quiz on Tues
Fri 3/6 More with “wait” problems; more time with the “Big 12”
Mon 3/9
Tue 3/10
Wed 3/11 9-10 (Pre-ACT); 11 (ACT prep); 12 (Career Tours); Afternoon short classes with some clubs for 4th-7th periods…
Spring Break


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