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Unit 6-7, Chapters 23-27
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End of Year Projects
  1. By the end of the week (Friday): You should have all data collected and beginning analysis of it.
  2. End of Year Project Ideas

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Dare We Try This? - for project grading?
End of Year Projects
  1. By the end of the week (Friday): You should have all data collected and beginning analysis of it.
  2. End of Year Project Ideas

Monday May 16, 2011

End of Year Projects
Spend your class time collecting data
Potential AP Exam Solutions (Free Response)

Friday May 13, 2011

End of Year Projects

Thursday May 12, 2011

Mr. C is proud of all of you for taking the AP exam! Now let's work on projects for the rest of the year.
Today you should....
  1. Read the End of Year Projectspage
  2. Begin to develop an idea for your end of year project
  3. Start contributing to the List of Problems

Wednesday May 11, 2011

AP Exam!!!!!!!!!
For more, see yesterday.

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Final Preparations for AP Exam (Wednesday)
Practice Free Response questions
Formula Sheet Primer
Hints & Suggestions...
  1. When in doubt, write it out
    1. What did you do in your calculator (not the commands(normcdf), the statistical method
    2. Make a picture, make a picture, make a picture
      1. Went to a z-table, t-table, chi-squared table? Draw it
      2. Use the draw command in your calculator to give you the exact picture
    3. Write down all values from any test you conduct on your calculator, then explain them

Monday May 9, 2011

Final Preparations for AP Exam (Wednesday)
  1. Use Review Flashcards
  2. Practice Free Responsequestions
    1. Choose a year, spend the class period going through all free response questions and finding the things you can do
Formula Sheet Primer
Test taking strategy
  1. Multiple Choice - don't leave anything blank
  2. Free Response
    1. Spend the first 5 minutes reading every single question
    2. They are not meant to be done in order, find the things you can do
    3. Work for 60 minutes on questions 1-5
    4. Work for 30 minutes on question 6
    5. Answer in context!!! If the questions about widgets, write about widgets. The phrase "the data" is not writing in context. Give numeric measures, don't just say "the mean"

Friday May 6, 2011

T-tests for Slope
  1. Height vs Shoe Size (samples of 5)
  2. Height vs Wing Span (samples of 10)
  3. In Fathom create 2 Collections
    1. Height vs Shoe size
    2. Height vs Wing Span
    3. Analyze -> Test Hypothesis
    4. Analyze -> Estimate Parameter

Formula Sheet Primer
AP Test Review (bring any materials you need to class)

Thursday May 5, 2011

Play with Chi-Squared Spreadsheet for 15 minutes
  • Use data from Tuesday (found in Slideshow here)

T-tests for slopes
Data - height and shoe size
Enter data into Fathom
Create a scatter plot
Test for slope

Wednesday May 4, 2011

M&M's - Chi-squared
  1. Test this claim>
  2. Form groups of 4(in your area) and get 1 laptop per group
  3. When you receive your M&M's, count the number of each color of M&M you receive
  4. Enter your data into the Chi-Squared Tests Excel Spreadsheet (save this to your H: drive)
  5. Plot your Chi-squared test statistic on the board
T-tests for Slopes
HOMEWORK: Collect HEIGHT & SHOE-SIZE from 5 people

Tuesday May 3, 2011

Chi-Squared Tests

Monday May 2, 2011

Finish Retail T-Tests Project - Since you won't do it if I don't give you a deadline, I need it by Monday May 2
  • 1 Sample T-test and Interval: Average price of an item at a retail store
  • 2 Sample T-test and Interval: Difference in prices between two stores
  • Matched Pair T-test and Interval: Mean difference between item prices
Experts to consult..
  • 1st Period: Dave, Jake, Ben
  • 2nd Period: Sam

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