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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Start reading some of chapter 4, pages 83-90, then do exercises 20, 26, and 27.
Also, read over the Chapter 4 Investigative Task, about Auto Safety. Your response to this task will be due on Monday the 23rd.
We will again be referring back to the Student Survey Data in class today.
Tonight, finish reading Chapter 3 (pages 60-71). From the exercises on pages 74-78, do 11, 21, 23, 25, 37. Question 21 has you calculating the standard deviation by hand. I recommend doing a few by hand just to get a feel for the process, but don’t spend the time doing them all.
We had a quiz in class today, and your homework tonight is a pair of puzzle sheets (one about a Donkey, the other about Hawaii). You must do one side for a homework credit, and you can choose which one you do. But if you do both, we’ll give you an extra credit point on your quiz.
Continue reading chapter 3, pages 53-60 (up to “What about Spread? The Standard Deviation”)
From the exercises on pages 74-78, do 14, 18, 36, and 41
Be sure to bring in your Chromebooks tomorrow, fully charged!
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,
In class today, we will be referring back to the Student Survey Data from last week.
Tonight, please read pages 43-53 in your textbook (stop at the section “Spread: Home on the Range”). From the exercises, do 5, 9, 43, 44, 47
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Your main priority tonight is to familiarize yourself with your first Investigative Task about Race and the Death Penalty. Do 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.
In class today, we will be looking at conditional displays of data, including segmented bar charts and mosaic plots. Visit www.stapplet.com for some easy-to-use tools on creating these displays. We will also be looking at this mosaic plot worksheet.
Tonight, read pages 24-32 (finishing chapter 2).
From page 39 (ch 2), do 25, 27, and 29.
From your textbook, read pages 14-23
From page 11, do exercises 15 and 16
From pages 36-39, do exercises 11, 13, 17, 23
Finally, check out this article about the Inspection Paradox, a funny paradox we discussed in class.
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).
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.
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!
Over the weekend, please take some time to complete the online Student Information Survey.
Finish the Paper Folding Task that we started in class. Step 5 in particular is a little tricky!
Also, please be sure to bring your Chromebook to class tomorrow. We’ll be reviewing course information and filling out a brief student survey.
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.
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.