Wellesley High School, Room 443
Instructor: Mr. Eric P. Collins
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 - 8:30 Other times by appointment after school or during math lab.
Text: The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, Tabor & Starnes, Copyright 2014, W.H. Freeman & Co.
Course Outline: Major Topics Covered (Order is subject to change)
(1) Displaying Data and Distributions
(2) Standard Deviation and Normal Distributions
(3) Scatterplots, Regression, Correlation & Causation
(4) Sampling, Experiment Design, & Statistical Inference
(5) Probability Models
(6) Random Variables with Binomial and Geometric Distributions
(7) Sampling Distributions
(8) Confidence Intervals & Tests of Significance
(9) Inference for Distributions and Proportions
(10) Inference for Two-Way Tables & Goodness of Fit
(11) Inference for Regression
Evaluation: Each quarter grade will be based upon
(1) Homework 10%
(2) Quizzes 30%
(3) Tests 60%
** The fourth term is based upon
(1) The average of the first three terms 80 %
(2) Quizzes 20%
Final Grade: Each term accounts for 25% of your grade. The final exam is the AP Test.
(1) A graphing calculator will be permitted to work on homework and exams.
(2) Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date. Problem sets will be checked only if they are neat and legible. Late assignments will NOT be accepted for credit.
(3) Feel free to work with your classmates on the homework assignments, but write up the solutions on your own. A paper with answers and no solutions will not be accepted.
(4) Attendance at all classes is important and expected. Make-ups will be given only in the case of documented illness, emergency in the family, or an absence excused by me prior to the date.
(5) Quizzes may be frequent and homework will be given on the weekends.
(6) If you complete all the homework assignments, attend class, ask questions, and study a minimum of one hour each day, you should pass! DON’T FALL BEHIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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