This course is a great addition to the high school mathematics curriculum. For the student who is not the most mathematically-inclined, statistics is for them! Statistics covers topics on types of variables, sampling, experimentation, probability, normal distributions, statistical testing and confidence. Students will work through activity-based learning sessions from real-world data over 30 weeks with 90 minute class sessions. They will work with their peers to discover the world of data and how to make sense of all of it in a data-driven world. Students will start to be able to see how statistics can be seen in just about every part of life. Most college degrees will require some sort of statistical class and an introduction to these concepts early can greatly aid in the success of the student.
Students are required to have a graphing calculator in addition to the textbook in class each week. Instruction on how to use the calculator will be provided, as well as ways to use it on the ACT/SAT. They will also receive tutor-made instructional videos each week on the concepts that will be covered in class to supplement the activities.
Curriculum: Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data 4th edition
Note: This curriculum is intended to be used as a workbook. Students will be writing in them so it is important that you do not rent the book, but actually purchase it for personal use.
Link to textbook: https://www.amazon.com/Workshop-Statistics-Discovery-Allan-Rossman/dp/047054208X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515180610&sr=1-1&keywords=workshop+statistics+discovery+with+data+4th+edition
Note: “A graphing calculator is needed for this class. Students need to have a Ti-83, Ti-84, Ti-83 plus or Ti-84 plus. Students will receive instruction on calculator usage and helpful ACT hints and tricks with the calculator.”
Class Homework requirements: Daily assignments
Time: 2:35 – 4:05
Class Fee: $400
Supply and Technology fee: $75
Tutor: Lindsay Lamport
*Two personal tutoring sessions provided with the class (1 for each semester, scheduled outside of class time).
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.