Posts In September, 2010
Unit 1; Chapters 1-5
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Thursday September 30, 2010

Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread
Supreme Court Justices
Homework
Finish reading Ch. 5 by Friday October 1
Odd-numbered exercises in the back of the book (random sample)



Wednesday September 29, 2010

Assessment 4.2 - Describe the distribution of a quantitative variable

Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread

Homework
Finish reading Ch. 5 by Friday October 1
Odd-numbered exercises in the back of the book (random sample)



Tuesday September 28, 2010

Assessment: 4.1 - Create an appropriate display for a quantitative variable
Give back Ch. 2 and 3 quizzes
Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread
Homework
Finish reading Ch. 5 by Friday October 1
Odd-numbered exercises in the back of the book (random sample)



Monday September 27, 2010

Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread
Give back Ch. 2 and 3 quizzes
Assessment tomorrow on 4.1 - Create an appropriate display for a quantitative variable (you probably will not need to actually create a display)
HW: Begin to read Ch. 5 (pgs 73 - 78)



Friday September 24, 2010

Independence Discussion and Reassessment
Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread
Homework:
Respond to one of the four discussion prompts in the discussion forum of this page (by Monday September 27)



Thursday September 23, 2010

Describing Distributions with Shape, Center, Spread
Homework
1. Understand the concept of independence by examining three segmented bar graphs, choose one, and determine whether or not the variables are independent
Be prepared to discuss first thing tomorrow
2. Have chapter 4 read for tomorrow
3. Respond to one of the four discussion prompts in the discussion forum of this page (by Monday September 27)


Wednesday September 22, 2010

Google Document Sharing / Grades
ELMO sharing of Stem-and-Leaf
Create Wikispaces accounts & show how to use
HW: Complete Ch. 4 reading

Tuesday September 21, 2010

Describing Distributions
<Slideshow Needed>

HW: Go to www.nfl.com and create a stem and leaf display for the weights of players from a football team of your choosing

Monday September 20, 2010

Responsibility Check
  • Book Numbers and Tech Survey
A-Rod and "Unfair" averages (Simpson's Paradox)
Technology Skills - Wikispaces & Appropriate Uses of Technology
1. Groups of 3 or 4
2. Have groups discuss, then write down examples
HW: Read Ch. 4


Friday September 17, 2010

Assessment: All skills from Ch. 2 and 3

HW: See all assignments given this week and complete anything that hasn't been completed

Thursday September 16, 2010

Independence
The Plan

HW: Read Ch. 3
Conduct a random sampling of Odd-Numbered exercises in Ch. 3 <by Friday>

Wednesday September 15, 2010

Display and Describe Categorical Data - Student Information
HW: Read Ch. 3
Conduct a random sampling of Odd-Numbered exercises in Ch. 3 <by Friday>
Google Docs and Book #


Tuesday September 14, 2010

Multimedia Categorical Data
HW: Read Ch. 3
Odd-numbered Ch. 3 Exercises <to be completed by Friday>


Monday September 13, 2010

Objectives
2. Identify the types of variables - categorical/quantitative
  1. Classify a variable as categorical or quantitative depending on its use
  2. For a quantitative variable, identify the units of measure or note that they have not been provided
Procedures
0. Weekend HW Notes:
  • File-naming conventions - Include your name/class period in the name of a file
  • Share your million words assignment with me via Google Docs if you haven't done so
  • The Textbook - what did you think?
1. Describing "data"
  • One student has back to board, images on screen behind that student
  • Volunteer descriptions, student must guess what the picture is
  • Describers can only use one word
2. Can we collect "data" from a picture
  • Find data in the picture that measures a certain quantity
  • Find data in the picture that creates a category


Homework
Data and Categorical Data Pre-Assessment



Friday September 10, 2010

Data Overwhelm
Textbooks
Google Documents Account Setup
Technology Survey
Homework:
1. Read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook
2. Familiarize yourself with the layout of the textbook
3. Work on the odd-numbered exercises at the end of Ch. 2 (you should be comfortable with the material in Chapter 2 by Tuesday September 14)
4. If you did not get to the Technology Survey in class, please complete it over the weekend
5. Share your "Million Words Assignment" with me via Google Docs (jasonchri "at" gmail)
  • Sign in to your Google Documents account (http://docs.google.com)
  • Click "Upload"
  • Choose "Select files to upload" and find your file on your computer
  • Click "Start Upload" at the bottom of the screen
  • Once your file has uploaded, click on "Back to Google Docs"
  • Check the box next to your "Million Words" assignment
  • Click on the "Sharing" button and choose "Sharing Settings"
  • Share it with "jasonchri "at" gmail.com (type in a real e-mail address instead of typing in that text)


Million Words Assignment - due by Friday September 10


Non-Office 07 version




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