My Unit 1 syllabus isn't all that different from Al's but here it is. The biggest diff is that I allow four 45 minute periods per Topic. This comes from my experience last year. This will get us through for the AP. I do require printing graphs . If they print a graph, they can answer the questions later in a location other than the computer room. Also if they print the graph I can see what they are interpreting. Sometimes their graph is wrong but they interpret correctly from the wrongly graph, if you see what I mean. Alice
Syllabus for Dickinson Statistics Sept 16 - Oct 11, 1996
Note: Most data presented in workbook are on your harddrive under "Rossman MiniTab Data" and/or "AlCoons MiniTab Data". Open the needed Worksheet through MiniTab program. This is quicker than entering each value yourself.
Carefully tear out the workbook sheets, one Topic at a time. Keep your work in one of your two colored file folders and turn-in for grading. I will be grading and returning folders likewise. It could be advantageous to write first draft answers to some questions and later write neatly into workbook. Pencil is easier to correct. Use complete sentences. Use statistical vocabulary. The new vocabulary words are in italics both in the "Objectives" and in the "Wrap-up". Refer to Moore and McCabe for more detailed definitions and examples. Use the index. For hand drawn graphs, use a straight edge. For computer drawn graphs, print out. Your first will be Act 1-5. Refer to the MiniTab Manual, to generate your first dot plot. Refer to "how to . . ." sheet I gave you to print out graphs.
UNIT I: EXPLORING DATA: DISTRIBUTIONS TOPIC 1: Data and Variables pp 3 - 18 DUE Thur, Sept 19 1. Do all Preliminaries - combine data for total class on Mon 9/16 This data will be used in later Topics, too. So keep handy. 2. In-Class Activities: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5 (for 1-5, the data is listed as Rossman "physician.mtw". Print out worksheet with the calculated per centages of women physicians in a fourth column. Print out the dotplot 5c) 3. Homework Activities: 1-8,1-11, 1-15. (unused homework activities will appear on the Unit Exam)
TOPIC 2: Displaying/Describing Distributions DUE Wed, Sept 25 1. Preliminaries: combine data for total class on Fri, Sept 20 2. Do all In-Class Activities: 2-1(worksheet is Rossman "hypoexam"), 2-2, 2-3, 2-4 (print out dotplot and histogram) 3. Homework Activities: 2-7, 2-8, 2-12
TOPIC 3: Measures of Center pp39-54 DUE Tues, Oct 1 1. Preliminaries: combine data for total class on Thur, Sept 26 2. Do Activities: 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 3-8, 3-13. Remember printouts
TOPIC 4: Measures of Spread pp55-70 DUE Mon, Oct 7 1. Do All Preliminaries 2. Do Activities: 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-7, 4-8, 4-13, 4-14
TOPIC 5: Comparing Distributions pp 71-90 DUE Fri, Oct 11 1. Preliminaries: all, do 9 in class Tues Oct 8 2. Activities: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13 UNIT 1 EXAM OCT 14 - 16. PSAT on 15th; will work around it.