Madison High School Mathematics
2019 - 2020 School Year
I. Course Description:
Decisions or predictions are often based on data—numbers in context. These decisions or predictions would be easy if the data always sent a clear message, but the message is often obscured by variability. Statistics provides tools for describing variability in data and for making informed decisions that take it into account.
Statistics is designed for the college bound student who has demonstrated success in Algebra 2 and wishes to continue to explore a large range of topics with an emphasis on “real world” applications. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inferences. This course would prepare students for AP Statistics or the college course equivalent.
Technology plays an important role in statistics by making it possible to generate plots, regression functions, and correlation coefficients, and to simulate many possible outcomes in a short amount of time. Students will regularly apply the tools of technology including the graphing calculator and computers to solve problems. They will be challenged through critical thinking exercises and participate in various group and individual activities that will enhance their mathematical reasoning ability and communication skills. Students are expected to use the information and technology in various ways in real world applications.
II. Required Text & Materials:
Notebook for Statistics Only(3-Ring binder preferred)
Calculator - TI 84 plus(Highly Recommended) or scientific calculator
III. Grading Policy
Grades will be based on a point system with homework worth 5 points, quizzes worth 20-70 points, and tests worth 100 points. There are many projects that the students will complete. This will be a large portion of their grade each marking period.
IV. Late work & Make-up Policy
Late work will only be accepted for full credit for an absence or tardy. Please provide the work the day you return to class. If you miss class, you are responsible for getting the assignments from a classmate. If you are absent on the day of a test/quiz, please be prepared to make up the quiz upon your return during your study hall or during class time. If you know of a planned absence in advance, please see me for the missing assignment(s) for that time period. For extended absences, you will be given 2 days for every day you are absent to make up missed work.
V. Class Participation
SHOW UP AND WORK!!
VI. Classroom Expectations
All students are expected to turn in assignments on time as well as study for quizzes and tests.
All students are expected to follow directions and be prepared for class before it starts.
All students are expected to be respectful of the teacher, other classmates, and the school and property of the school.
VII. Teacher Availability
I am available for extra help at 7:15am before school and after school in room C17. Please email me or let me know in class if you are planning on coming. I also have availabilty to help at lunch.