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Date Learning Objectives Class Activities/Resources Assignment
Monday, 8/27/18  

 9th grade orientation (no class)


Tuesday, 8/28/18   n/a

Students filled out an Introduction Questionaire

The rest of class was dedicated to reviewing the syllabus. Here are some slides that were shown.

Bring a pencil, notebook paper, graph paper, the course textbook, and a graphing calculator to class every day
Wednesday, 8/29/18

I can appreciate the importance of keeping in mind the context that a statistic is being applied to when choosing an appropriate statistic to use

Our class began Topic 2: Descriptive Statistics

Introduction to statistics notes


Thursday, 8/30/18

 I can classify a variables' data as either categorical, quantitative discrete, or quantitative continuous

6A Notes

Periods 2 and 3 students had the opportunity to sign up for the concurrent enrollment option through MCTC

 6A (p. 160) #1efghijklm, 2efghijklm

(key is found in the back of the book)

Friday, 8/31/18

I can be critical of statistical claims based on whether data used to formulate statistics is imperfect in some way


HW Self-Assessment #1

Discussed Star Tribune Article about MCA Results

In Periods 1 and 2, we started Section 6B notes, but did not finish...we'll continue this section next Tuesday



Monday, 9/3/18   Labor Day (no school)  
Tuesday, 9/4/18

I can represent quantitative discrete data in a frequency table, a column graph, and a dot plot;

I can calculate the relative frequency of a discrete data value in a data set;

I can describe the shape of quantitative discrete data as symmetric, negatively skewed, or positively skewed, as well as determine the presence of any outliers

6B Notes (Period 1)

6B Notes (Period 2)

6B Notes (Period 3)

6B (p. 165) #2 - 4

(6B HW Solutions)

Wednesday, 9/5/18

I can construct frequency tables and column graphs for grouped quantitative discrete data

I can construct frequenct tables and histograms for quantitative continuous data 


6C and 6D Notes


6C (p. 166-167) #1, 2


6D (p. 168 -169) #1, 2, 4

(6C and 6D HW Solutions)

Thursday, 9/6/18
I can solve problems about measures of center (mean, median, and mode);
I can use my graphing calculator to make a frequency table, and then find the mean and median of the data set represented in the frequency table.
6E.1 Notes

6E.1 (p. 172 - 174) #1, 2, 9, 12, 14

6E.1 HW Solutions

Friday, 9/7/18 I can determine in which contexts it is most appropriate to use mean verses median verses mode to measure the center of a data set.

HW Self-Assessment #2

Students had time to finish four classwork problems that they started in class on Thursday, 9/6.  After turning in their homework for the week, students worked on the 6E.2 Packet

Monday, 9/10/18
I can find the mean, median, and mode of a data set that is represented by a frequency table, and in the case of grouped data, in a grouped frequency table;
I can find the mean and median of a data set using technology

Discussed the 6E.2 Packet

6E.3 and 6E.4 Notes

WS 6A - 6E.4
Tuesday, 9/11/18  

Quiz 6A - 6E

Wednesday, 9/12/18  
 I can determine the five statistic summary for any data set;
I can determine the range and interquartile range of a data set.  In addition, I use these to describe the spread of a distribution knowing the limitations of each of these measurements.

6F Notes (Period 1)

6F Notes (Period 2)

6F Notes (Period 3)

6F (p. 184) #1ab, 2, 4

6F Solutions

Thursday, 9/13/18 I can create box plots and parallel boxplots using 5 statistic summaries, and then use the boxplots to interpret (and compare) data sets' centers and spreads 6G Notes  
 6G.1 (p. 188) #2, 5

6G.2 (p. 190 - 191) #1-3

6G Solutions

Friday, 9/14/18 I can construct a cumulative frequency tables and graphs, which I can interpret to find median and quartile values, as well as values that correspond to percentages

6H Notes

HW Self-Assessment #3

6H (p. 195-196) #1, 2, 4, 5

Complete #1 and #4 on IB Graph Paper

6H Solutions

Monday, 9/17/18 I can interpret cumulative frequency graphs to find median and quartile values, percentile values, as well as values that correspond to percentages

Students worked in pairs to complete 6H WS

(Solutions to 6H WS)

Tuesday, 9/18/18

I can calculate the standard deviation of a data set by hand

I can compare means and standard deviations for data sets to describe how they compare

6I.1 Notes

6I.1 (p. 199-200) #4, 5

6I.1 Solutions

Wednesday, 9/19/18 review day

Students were given the entire period to work on the Chapter 6 Review Packet.  At this point, they can solve each question except for the #10(part c)

Chapter 6 Review Solutions

Thursday, 9/20/18  
 I can approximate the mean and standard deviation for grouped data;
I can identify how to find the mean and standard deviation on a graphing calculator;
I can compare the spreads of two data sets represented in various graphical forms to determine which has the larger standard deviation.
6I.2 and 6I.3 Notes  
 6I.2 (p. 201-202) #3, 6, 7

Complete #6 and #7 on IB Graph Paper

6I.3 (p. 203) #1, 2
Friday, 9/21/18 review day

Students were able to check-out textbooks from the media center.

Finished up discussing the examples on the print-out with the 6I.2 and 6I.3 Notes

HW Self-Assessment #4

finish the review packet, if yet to do so
Monday, 9/24/18   Chapter 6 Test  
Tuesday, 9/25/18 I can solve normal distribution problems using the 68%-95%-99.7% Rule

Unit 4 Assignment Sheet

10A Notes

10A (p. 303-304) #2-5, 7, 9

10A Solutions

Wednesday, 9/26/18 I can use my graphing calculator to find the probability of a data value in a given data set (with mean and standard deviation provided) belonging within a range of values 10B Notes

10B (p. 307) #2, 4, 5, 7, 8

10B Solutions

Thursday, 9/27/18 I can use the inverse normal function on my calculator to find the k-value with a proportion p of the area to its left 10C Notes

10C (p. 309-310) #1, 3-6, 8

10C Solutions

Friday, 9/28/18 review day

HW Self-Assessment #5

Students had time to work on a Chapter 10 Review Packet.

  Chapter 10 (10A-10C) Review Packet


Monday, 10/1/18 review day Optional: Age of Presidents WS

Chapter 10 (10A-10C) Review Packet


Tuesday, 10/2/18 quiz day

Period 1

Reviewed for Ch. 10 Quiz

Periods 2 and 3

Chapter 10 Quiz

Wednesday, 10/3/18 n/a

Period 1

Chapter 10 Quiz

Period 2

no class (assembly)

Period 3

Watched a video about Data Visualization

Thursday, 10/4/18  
 I can distinguish correlation from causation;
I can classify a correlation as positive or negative, as well as strong, moderate, or weak
11A Notes

11A (p. 319) #1, 3, 4, 5, 6

11A Solutions

Friday, 10/5/18



Students who registered for the concurrent enrollment option took the Accuplacer exam with Ms. Ledman in the media center computer lab.

As a result of a large number of students not being in class, HW Self-Assessment #6 will be submitted on Monday, 10/8/18

Periods 1 and 3

Observational Studies and Experiments Notes

Period 2

Watched a video about Data Visualization


Monday, 10/8/18

I can determine the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r, both by hand and using a calculator;

I can find the coefficient of determination, r-squared, and interpret its meaning by completing the statement, ___% of the variation in dependent variable can be explained by the variation in independent variable.

11B Notes

HW Self-Assessment #6

11B.1 (p. 322-324) #1, 2, 6

11B.2 (p. 325-326) #1, 2

11B.3 (p. 327) #2, 3

11B Solutions

Tuesday, 10/9/18 I can draw a line of best fit by eye, and use a calculator to write a least-squares regression line equation for 2-variable data that has a moderate to strong correlation 11C Notes

11C (p. 330) #3

11C Solutions

Wednesday, 10/10/18 I can use a calculator to write a least-squares regression line equation for 2-variable data that has a moderate to strong correlation 11D Notes

11D (p. 332-333) #1, 2, 3

11D Solutions

Thursday, 10/11/18 I can find the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r, using Microsoft Excel

Late Start Day

Students will calculate the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, r, using a spreadsheet

Correlation Excel Document

Correlation Sheets Document

Friday, 10/12/18 review day

HW Self-Assessment #7

Students had time to work on the review packet for the upcoming quiz

11A – 11D Review Packet

Review Packet Solutions

Monday, 10/15/18 review day

Review Notes

Students investigated the SSA's life table

study for quiz
Tuesday, 10/16/18 quiz day Quiz 11A - 11D none
Wednesday, 10/17/18  

no school

(Parent-Teacher Conferences)

Thursday, 10/18/18  

no school

(MEA Break)

Friday, 10/19/18  

no school

(MEA Break)

Monday, 10/22/18 I can calculate a Chi-Squared Statistic for a sample of data by formula and by using technology

11E.1 Notes (Period 1)

11E.1 Notes (Period 2)

11E.1 Notes (Period 3)

11E.1 (p. 336-337) #1bd, 2, 3abc

11E.1 Solutions

Tuesday, 10/23/18 I can conduct a Chi-Square Test on categorical variables to determine whether they are independent 11E.2 Notes

WS 11E.2

WS 11E.2 Solutions

Wednesday, 10/24/18 I can handle limitations of the Chi-Squared Test, such as by ensuring that contingency tables are constructed so there are no expected frequencies less than 5, or by using the Yates’ continuity correction when df = 1

11E.3 and 11E.4 Notes

11E.3 (p. 343) #1, 2


11E.4 (p. 344) #1

11E.3/11E.4 Solutions

Thursday, 10/25/18 I can calculate a Chi-Square statistic using Microsoft Excel

Students will calculate a Chi-Square statistic using a spreadsheet

Chi-Square Excel Document

Chi-Square Sheets Document

Friday, 10/26/18 review day

HW Self-Assessment #9

Students had time in class to work on the Chapter 11 Review Packet

Ms. Ledman visited our class to help students sign up for the IB exam

Chapter 11 Review Packet

Monday, 10/29/18 review day

Review Notes

study for test
Tueday, 10/30/18 test day Chapter 11 Test none
Wednesday, 10/31/18 n/a

Students tried a data collection activity to get an idea of something that could be used to collect data for the IB Internal Assessment, which our class will be starting next week.

Activitiy: Is there a correlation between ones' estimation number sense and their computational abilities?

End of Quarter 1