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1 Introduction to Statistics 1 Welcome to Intro Stats Teacher: Ms. Patricia Horvath Room: 55 School Year: (Stats Textbooks) My avatar

2 Introduction to Statistics 2 Supplies CalculatorTI-83 Plus, TI-84, TI-84 Silver Addition NOT TI-85 or 86. These are not designed for Statistics work. NOT TI-89--too advanced & uses different Commands BUY: Extra AAA batteries Calculator Cost: About $85-$100 Sources: Office Depot, Office Max, Ebay.com, Amazon.com Save and give to me the back sheet (with the POINTS on it). I can use them to buy TI supplies for the classroom

3 Introduction to Statistics 3 Supplies Continued ProtractorShould be small, if possible. Uses: Ruler--Small Compact and always accessible Angle Measure Guide--essential for pie charts (beginning of our course) Several #2 pencils or better yet, a good (0.7 lead) mechanical pencil. You’ll be doing lots of writing. And while you are there, get lead for the pencils. Pencil

4 Introduction to Statistics 4 Supplies Continued Compass We're drawing pie charts (1 st part of the course) as well as bar charts and you MUST be accurate. Graphs count for a lot in Intro Stats.

5 Introduction to Statistics 5 Supplies Continued Graph PaperOnly graph paper is acceptable for your work on paper. Get a thick pad of it. You will need it. You will have xeroxed problems, for Classwork & Homework. Anytime you need an extra piece of paper it MUST be graph paper. No graph paper, no pencil, no credit.

6 Introduction to Statistics 6 Necessary Supplies Continued Pockets in your regular binder devoted to Statistics with 4 separate labeled tabs: 1. Class Notes 2. Classwork 3. Homework 4. Graph Paper

7 Introduction to Statistics 7 OPTIONAL Supplies Other Items which are OPTIONAL but helpful: 1. A personal 3-hole punch used for archiving classwork and homework in your binder 2. A small personal stapler for attaching homework to accompanying graphs

8 Introduction to Statistics 8 What are your supplies worth? 20 Points for all your supplies (Your first grade of the semester) 1.TI 83+/84 Calculator10 points 2.Graph Paper2 points 3.Protractor2 points 4.Compass2 points 5.(Mechanical) Pencil & Lead2 points 6.Tabs/Pockets in your Binder2 points Total20 points Check date: Thursday, Sept 8 in class.

9 End of 1 st Part of Supplies for Intro Stats Introduction to Statistics 9

10 Begin 2 nd Part of Organizing for Intro Stats Introduction to Statistics 10

11 Who Should Take Intro Stats? You actually like math Algebra/Analysis is not your thing, but applied math might be. The real world as it applies to math is something worth learning about You like graphing and thinking about numbers in context You want those A-G credits on your transcript for college You don’t mind doing math homework You don’t mind taking notes everyday Introduction to Statistics 11

12 Who Should NOT Take Intro Stats? You want math, but you don’t want to work You want to ‘goof off’ You don’t want to do homework You hate graphing You want an easy Senior/Junior year You think this is a push-over class You like to talk and socialize in class You hate taking notes For any of these reasons, DROP this course immediately. You will NOT be happy here. Take something else. Introduction to Statistics 12

13 Introduction to Statistics 13 Textbook Statistics Through Applications –It is reference material –It should be left at home –Materials necessary for classwork and homework will be presented in class that cover topics in the book, but your text will not be necessary.

14 Introduction to Statistics 14 Getting Started Your first assignment is to prove you're prepared. Get your supplies now. I'll be checking that you're prepared person to person On Wednesday. Get started NOW with your purchases.

15 Introduction to Statistics 15 What are your supplies worth? 20 Classwork Points for all your supplies (Your first grade of the semester) 1.TI 83+/84 Calculator10 points 2.Graph Paper2 points 3.Protractor2 points 4.Compass2 points 5.(Mechanical) Pencil & Lead2 points 6.Tabs/Pockets in your Binder2 points Total20 points Check date: Thursday Sept 8. Start shopping now.

16 Introduction to Statistics 16 Note—TA Search Ms. Horvath is looking for a TA. If you know any of my former students or other students who are strong in mathematics and would like to become a TA, tell her/him to come by to talk about the possibility of becoming a TA for me. Thanks.

17 Begin 3 rd Part of Organizing for Intro Stats Introduction to Statistics 17

18 Introduction to Statistics 18 The Course—Intro Stats Not as challenging as college-level statistics, but covers some of the same topics. Providing a good foundation for all later work in college-level statistics Taking notes and keeping up with vocabulary every day Understanding concepts. Apply them immediately & statistically through classwork & homework

19 Introduction to Statistics 19 The Course—Intro Stats—Semester 1 Construct and interpret graphs –Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Dotplot, Stemplot, Boxplot, Histogram, Scatterplot Summarize single & bivariate data –Std Deviation, Normal Distribution, Correlation, Regression Understand surveys & experimental data –Random Sampling

20 Introduction to Statistics 20 The Course—Intro Stats—Semester 2 Probability & Probability theory Simple, Compound, Independence, Exclusivity, Applied Probability Binomial Distribution—Yes or No Questions Two Way Tables & Conditional Probability

21 The Green Sheets—the Syllabus 10 Classwork Points You are about to receive the green sheets or syllabus for this class. The green sheets tell most everything you need to know about this course. The 3 rd page of the Green Sheets must be signed by you and your parent and returned to my homework box. This is worth 10 classwork points. The Green Sheet return is due on the day of the supply check, Thursday September 8 to the HW box. Mark your calendars/Husky Planners. Introduction to Statistics 21

22 Introduction to Statistics 22 The Rules

23 Introduction to Statistics 23 The Rules Be respectful of teacher and fellow students No foul language of any kind—watch out for words that are on my ‘do not say’ list. I’ll tell you; don’t use them again. Be safe; be on time Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings Don’t talk out of turn Raise you hand to speak

24 Introduction to Statistics 24 More Rules No personal grooming; grooming belongs in the bathroom not in a classroom No gum. Get rid of it before I get upset. No electronic equipment of any kind, including cell phones & ipods, except for your calculator. I see you touch a phone in class, you will hand it over to me. No name calling physical contact or making fun of anyone in class No bathroom breaks; you have 6 min between classes for that Obey all normal rules outlined in the WHS Student Handbook

25 Introduction to Statistics 25 Tardy Policy On the 3 rd tardy to class during a semester, I will give warning On the 4 th tardy to class, I will deduct 2 points from your next test score For all tardies after the 4 th, I will continue to deduct 2 points from your next test score. The option to send you to the SRC after the 3 rd tardy also exists.

26 Introduction to Statistics 26 End of Introduction Some things to remember: Get your supplies Get the green sheets signed Have everything for me on Thursday Sept 8 QED


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