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Curriculum document for the course:


Final Exam: Wednesday, June 22, 8:30-11:30 am in S211

Exam info (first page and formula sheet):

Part A: Multiple choice (11 marks)
Part B: Short answer/knowledge (12 marks)
Part C: Communication/explanation (15 marks)
Part D: Application/word problems (30 marks)

Upcoming Project Deadlines:
May 11-13: Conference #1 (10%)
May 31: Deadline to complete data collection
June 3/6/7: Conference #2 (10%)
June 9: Rough draft of written paper due
June 14: Final written paper due (60%)
June 15/16: Oral presentation (20%)

Rubric:

Rubric:

Project Links:
Exemplars from Teacher Web
Exemplars from Brock U



Unit 1: Counting & Probability
Date
Topic
Classwork/Homework
Tues, Feb 1
Introduction to the course
- Probability activities
Class presentation file:

link to probability games: http://www.betweenwaters.com/probab/probab.html
Wed, Feb 2

Snow Day (no school)
Thurs, Feb 3
Introduction to Probability
- sample space
- notation
- subjective, experimental & theoretical probability

Two handouts: Probability note & questions (on large ledger paper)
Hmk: Sheet #1-5 and #17
Fri, Feb 4
Probability (continued)
- tree diagrams
- Venn diagrams

Continue handouts from yesterday
Class activities: #11, 13 (from yesterday's sheet)
Hmk: #7, 9, 10, 14, 16
New handout - answers for yesterday's work
Mon, Feb 7
Odds

Two handouts: Odds and answer sheet (legal size paper)
Hmk: Handout #1-3ace, 5, 6, 10, 11
Tues, Feb 8
More Venn Diagrams!
Hmk: Textbook - p.228 #1, 2, 4, 5, 13
Wed, Feb 9
Intro to Fathom & E-Stat
- computer lab (N106)



When you are finished: Read/do pp. 415-417 in your text (intro to Fathom)
Hmk: p.229 #6, 8, 19
Thurs, Feb 10
Intro to Fathom & E-Stat
- computer lab (N106)



Fri, Feb 11
Venn Diagrams (continued)
text: p.229 #6, 8, 14, 16-18

handout - terminology (read two examples)
sheet: #2, 4, 5, 7
Mon, Feb 14
Conditional Probability
Quiz #1 - probability, odds & Venn diagrams
Canada at a Glance sheet due

Hmk: text pp.235-236 #1-9
Tues, Feb 15
Review & Consolidation
Hmk: p.228 #1-5; p.268 #2&3; p.270 #1-3
Wed, Feb 16
Review & Consolidation
Took up Monday's quiz
Handouts (three pages): 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 extra practice
Do at least three questions from each sheet
Thurs, Feb 17

Independent vs. Dependent events
Quiz #2 - conditional probability, Venn diagrams
Hmk: section 4.5
Fri, Feb 18

PD Day (no school)
Mon, Feb 21

Family Day (no school)
Tues, Feb 22
Organized counting & Factorials(!)
Handout:
4.1 - #1, 5, 6, 7-10, 14
4.2 - #1-5
Wed, Feb 23
Permutations
Continue on handout from yesterday:
4.2 - #10-14, 16
Thurs, Feb 24
Permutations with Identical Elements
New handout: 4.3 #3-5
Teacher Tube tutorial - Permutations:
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=175797
Fri, Feb 25
Consolidation - Permutations
Handout #1-12 (completed in class):
Hmk: p.255 #1-8, 14
Mon, Feb 28
SNOW DAY

Tues, Mar 1
Combinations
Quiz #3 - Permutations
Handout: Combinations

Hmk: p.262 #1-4
Wed, Mar 2
Combinations
Review
Continued from yesterday:
Discussed solutions from Quiz #2 and Quiz #3 (solutions distributed and posted in classroom)
Handout: Review
Hmk: p.262 #1-8, 17 (not 4c, 7g, 8b)
Handout - Counting Stories Assignment (due March 24)
Thurs, Mar 3
Review
Review sheet handed out yesterday (#1-23)


Mon, Mar 7
Review

Tues, March 8
Test #1

Counting Stories Assignment - handout:
Counting Stories Example -


Unit 2: Organizing Data for Analysis

Date
Topic
Classwork/Homework
Fri, Mar 4
Introduction to the role/use of statistics
1.2 Issues & Conclusions
Read textbook pp.16-19
Do p.20 #1-13
Wed, Mar 9
Visual displays of data
1.1 Visual displays of data
Read textbook pp.3-10
Do p.11 #1, 2, 4, 9

Thur, Mar 10
Work Period
Counting Stories assignment (due Thurs, Mar 24)
Fri, Mar 11
Work Period
Counting Stories assignment (due Thurs, Mar 24)
Mon, Mar 21
Polling

hmk: Counting Stories assignment
Tue, Mar 22
Power of data in media
1.5 Power of Data
p.60 #1-6, 9
hmk: Counting Stories assignment
Wed, Mar 23
Analysis with graphs
Lesson: Data analysis with graphs
Handout:
- read first two pages (terms)
- do #1-9
Thu, Mar 24
Indices
Lesson: Indices

Handout: read box and do #1, 4, 6
Quiz
Fri, Mar 25
Sampling Methods
Handout: Sampling methods: read front page and do #1-6 on back
Time to work on counting stories assignment
Mon, Mar 28
Introduction to Project
- Sampling Techniques
Counting Stories Assignment Due
Activity - choose topic, questions and sampling method for project
Hmk: Read pp.94-98 (Sampling Techniqes)
Tue Mar 29
Bias in Surveys
Discussion of sampling techniques and survey bias.
Lesson:
Handout: Bias in surveys
Wed, Mar 30
Consolidation
Handout
Thur, Mar 31
Survey design and construction
1. Do the CBC Vote Compass poll.
- Do you have concerns about the design?
- Did your result match the political party you support?
2. Read the three articles on survey design
& look at the StatsCan example
3. Begin to design your survey for your project
(perhaps use some questions you designed in class on Mon)
Room N104
Online survey (Canadian politics):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/votecompass/
Survey design articles



Survey example from StatsCan (3 pages):

Fri, Apr 1
In search of good data
Lesson:
Hmk: all from textbook - section 2.2 #5; 2.3 #7, 9; 2.4 #4, 8; 2.5 #12, 14, 17
Review: p.69 #4, 9; p.71 #1, 2; p.136 #1-8; p.138 #2, 4, 5
Mon, Apr 4
Review
Complete review assignment from Friday
Time to finish up homework and ask questions
Take up Quiz #5
Tues, Apr 5
Test #2


Unit 3: Statistics

Date
Topic
Classwork/Homework
Wed, Apr 6
Distributions of Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Lesson:
Leson (with writing included):

Hmk: p.146 #1, 2; p.149 #16; p.159 #5, p.160 #6
Thurs, Apr 7
Weighted Mean
Mean of Grouped Data
Lesson:
Hmk: p.161 #10, 13
Handout: #5-8
Fri, Apr 8
Consolidation of Measures of Central Tendency
Handout: #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14
Mon, Apr 11
Quiz #6
Measures of Spread
- range
- Interquartile range
Lesson:

Homework: p.168 #1-7, 9, 10
Tue, Apr 12
Standard deviation
handout
Wed, Apr 13
Using TI-83 graphing calculator for 1 VAR STATS
(in Library)
handout
Thurs, Apr 14
Using TI-83 graphing calculator for 1 VAR STATS
- calculating standard deviation by hand (one example)
handout
Fri, Apr 15
Consolidation - Measures of Central Tendency
- range, IQR, std deviation
Chapter Problem:
p.140, 150, 162, 172
Mon, Apr 18
Normal Distribution
Lesson:

Homework: p.176 #1-4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14
Tue, Apr 19
Z-Scores
- see text pp.398 & 399 for Z score table
Lesson:

Homework: p.186 #1-8
Wed, Apr 20
Z-scores (cont'd)
- including calculating probability of being BETWEEN two values
Handout: #7-10, 13, 15, 16
Thur, April 21
Discussed culminating project (including showing three exemplars)
time to work on project proposal
Tues, Apr 26
Further discussion of culminating project
Comparison of 3 national polls for Federal Election
Review part 1 (handout) - don't do #2
Wed, Apr 27
Quiz #7
Review
Discussed pp.197-98 (3 cases)
Review part 2 (text): p.199-200 (review & chapter test)
Thurs, Apr 28
Review
Workperiod
Fri, Apr 29
Unit 3 Test
Project proposal due Monday

Work on Culminating Project
Date
Topic
Homework
Mon, May 2
Project
Lab 106
Tues, May 3
Project
Library
Wed, May 4
Project
Lab 104
Thurs, May 5
Project
Library
Fri, May 6
Project
Lab 106
Mon, May 9
Project
Library
Tues, May 10
Project
Lab 106
Wed, May 11
Correlation (incl TI-83)
Section 1.4
p.51 #1-4, 8, 10

Thurs, May 12
Two Var Stats
Handouts: p.168 #1, 2, 3, 5, 6;
p.180 #1, 2, 6, 7
Fri, May 13
Two Var Stats
Handouts: p.199 #1, 3, 6, 8; p.212 #1, 2, 4, 8
*solutions for Thurs/Fri also handed out*
Mon, May 16
Project
Lab 106
Unit 4: Probability Distributions


Tues, May 17
Probability Distributions & Expected Value
Quiz #8: Correlation (using TI-83)
Return/take up Test #3
Read Section 5.1
Do p.277 #1-9
Wed, May 18

Exam review (start)
Thurs, May 19
Pascal's Triangle & Binomial Theorem
Section 5.2

Do p.289 #1-6
Fri, May 20
Pascal's Triangle & Binomial Theorem
Section 5.2

Do p.289 #7-15
Tue, May 24
Pascal's Triangle & Binomial Theorem
Section 5.2 Recap

Handout: #1, 2, 4, 6
Wed, May 25
Binomial Distributions

p.299 #1-5
Thur, May 26
Project
Lab N106
Fri, May 27
Project
Lab N104
Mon, May 30
Binomial Distributions

p.300 #6, 12, 13, 14
Tues, May 31
Binomial Distributions
handout (7.2)
Wed, June 1
Normal Approximation of binomial distribution

Thurs, June 2
Normal Approximation of binomial distribution

Fri, June 3
Project
Lab N104
Mon, June 6
Geometric distribution
lesson:

Homework: handout p.111 #1, 2, 4, 5, 8
Tues, June 7
Hypergeometric distribution
lesson:

Homework: handout #1, 3, 7, 9
Wed, June 8
Review
Quiz #10
Handout


Thurs, June 9
Project
Lab N104
Fri, June 10
Test


Week of June 13-17 & June 20 Exam Review
June 15 &16 - project presentations