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AP Statistics Assignment for 9/20

Read the What If? and What Can Go Wrong sections from Chapter 4 (pages 93-95).

Over the weekend, write your response for the Chapter 4 Investigative Task (Auto Safety). As before, you may use your textbook and notes to help you write your response, and you may use the Internet to access Google Docs and Stapplet or whatever other graph-making tools you want to use, but you may use no other resources other than those. Do not go online looking for more information, and definitely no working with other students on this assignment.

Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the start of class on Monday, the 23rd. Please name your file appropriately; it should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch4InvTask”.  For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch4InvTask“.

If you would like to rewatch or explore the data of the documentary from in class, you can find it here: The Fallen of WWII. Try the interactive version to explore the data more thoroughly.

Fractals & Chaos Recap for 9/16

After a brief discussion of the weekend’s reading, we started today sharing the images we created by coloring in the even elements (i.e., multiples of 2) of Pascal’s triangle, finding that it produces the same Sierpinski’s Triangle pattern we observed only a few days ago. Wow!

This sparked our curiosity about what other patterns can be found by coloring in other multiples in Pascal’s triangle, and we got into groups to examine the same patterns for 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9. Your homework is to finish these pictures.

We spent the rest of the period playing with FractaSketch,

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/13

Over the weekend, write your response for the Chapter 2 Investigative Task (Race and the Death Penalty). As noted in the document, you may use your textbook and notes to help you write your response, and you may use the Internet to access Google Docs and Stapplet or whatever other graph-making tools you want to use, but you may use no other resources other than those. Do not go online looking for more information, and definitely no working with other students on this assignment.

Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the start of class on Monday, the 16th. Please name your file appropriately; it should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch2InvTask”.  For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch2InvTask“.

Because some folks have asked, you can find instructions on taking screenshots using a Chromebook here. I recommend the Ctrl+Shift+Window Switch shortcut to take a screenshot of only the particular items you want to use.

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/12

Your main priority tonight is to familiarize yourself with your first Investigative Task about Race and the Death PenaltyDo not start yet. Just read it over and come in with any questions you might have to understand the task.

See here for some additional reading about Simpson’s Paradox.  You should also take a look at questions 41 and 42 from page 42 of the text.

 

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 9/9

Finish the Four 4’s puzzle you started in class: Using four 4’s and any combination of operations, write ten expressions that each evaluate to the numbers 1 through 10 (and 11 through 15 if you’re interested in a challenge!). You must use exactly four 4’s (no more and no fewer!) and you may not use any other numbers than fours (so no powers of two or three).

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/9

Visit this post from the beginning of the year for the Student Information Survey and Textbook Log Form.

Also, I need everyone to register for the online AP Classroom for messages and occasional assignments. Sign in to myap.collegeboard.org (use the same login you use to access prior AP scores or to register for the SAT) and click “Join a Course or Exam” and use the code 9XKQKJ (period 1) or KWKAJG (period 7) to register for the class.

Tonight, please read Chapter 1 (pages 1-9) of your textbook. Skim it if you don’t have time to read it closely, but work on questions 1, 3, 9, and 13 from pages 10-11.

Finally, look over the student survey results and identify 2-3 interesting statistics and/or observations you can glean from the data.

Intro to College Algebra Assignment for 9/6

At the start of class today, you were asked to fill out this Student Information Survey. If you didn’t finish it, please do so this weekend.

Also, take some time to read over the Course Expectations for this class. There will be a brief Kahoot! quiz on Monday, with a prize for the winner!

Finally, we will be starting in on Unit 1 on Monday, so please obtain and bring the 3-ring binder and spiral notebook or bound journal as detailed in the Course Expectations. You will need both on Monday!

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/5

Complete the Smelling Parkinson’s simulation that we started in class today. Go to the simulation page here and change the settings to match those in the screenshot below (though feel free to tell the simulator to stop at 10,000 trials or “never” to get even more if you’re curious). Record your result for 1000 trials on your paper, and bring it in tomorrow.

Screenshot

If you would like to read the interview with Target’s lead statistician, where I got the story about the father and his pregnant daughter, you can find it here.