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Yet Another WS syllabus
Posted: Sep 15, 1996 9:34 PM
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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.

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.

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,
2-4 (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.

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