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My avatar Welcome to Intro Stats Teacher: Ms. Patricia Horvath Room: 55 School Year: 2011 -2012 (Stats Textbooks) Introduction to Statistics 1

Supplies Calculator TI-83 Plus, 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 Introduction to Statistics classroom 2

Supplies Continued Protractor Should be small, if possible. Uses: Ruler--Small Compact and always accessible Angle Measure Guide--essential for pie charts (beginning of our course) Pencil 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. Introduction to Statistics 3

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. Introduction to Statistics 4

Supplies Continued Graph Paper Only 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. Introduction to Statistics 5

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 Introduction to Statistics 6

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 Introduction to Statistics 7

What are your supplies worth? 20 Points for all your supplies (Your first grade of the semester) 1. TI 83+/84 Calculator 10 points 2. Graph Paper 2 points 3. Protractor 2 points 4. Compass 2 points 5. (Mechanical) Pencil & Lead 2 points 6. Tabs/Pockets in your Binder 2 points Total 20 points Check date: Thursday, Sept 8 in Introduction to Statistics class. 8

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

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

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

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. Introduction to Statistics 13

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. Introduction to Statistics 14

What are your supplies worth? 20 Classwork Points for all your supplies (Your first grade of the semester) 1. TI 83+/84 Calculator 10 points 2. Graph Paper 2 points 3. Protractor 2 points 4. Compass 2 points 5. (Mechanical) Pencil & Lead 2 points 6. Tabs/Pockets in your Binder 2 points Total 20 points Check date: Thursday Sept 8. Start shopping now. Introduction to Statistics 15

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. Introduction to Statistics 16

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

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 Introduction to Statistics 18

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 Introduction to Statistics 19

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 Introduction to Statistics 20

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

The Rules Introduction to Statistics 22

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 Introduction to Statistics 23

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 Introduction to Statistics 24

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. Introduction to Statistics 25

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