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AP Statistics Assignment for 6/1

This Week’s Assignment

Due to the closure and the lost class time that involved, we were forced to skip the last unit of the course. Ms. Seifert and I have decided this content is still important for you to see, so we’re going to use the last two weeks of class to go back and discuss one more category of inference: the Chi-Square Test.

Ms. Seifert has created some more videos to watch, so please take the time to check them out here:

  1. Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
  2. Chi-Square Test for Homogeneity
  3. Chi-Square Test for Independence
  4. (Optional): Stats Medic Summary of Chi-Square Tests

You may also want to check out the Desmos lesson we did in class on May 28th as a guided introduction to Goodness of Fit tests in particular. We didn’t get the chance to work on the second example (attached earlobes and tongue-rolling) together, but if you want to enter your responses and get some feedback, let me know and I can leave comments on your work. Make sure you sign in to your Google Account on Desmos, otherwise you won’t be able to access your responses again!

By Friday, June 5 at 2:00, please log into AP Classroom and take the Chi-square “Quiz” that is posted. The system should give you your score automatically after you complete the assignment, and if you have any questions about it, please sign up for Office Hours so we can chat!

This work is optional and not completing it will not impact your grade for the course.

Virtual Classroom Session

We’ll have our final virtual classroom session on Thursday the 4th at 10:00 am. Come by to say goodbye to your classmates and have a little fun! We’ll be going back to Zoom this time, and I’ll post the connection details Thursday morning.

InCA Lesson 7.2 – Probability Distributions and Expected Value

You have a final project for the Trigonometry Unit (Unit 6) due on 6/5. Click here for details.


This Week’s Assignments (Assignment Archive Here)


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Virtual Office Hours

Sign up or drop in!

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 12 – LAST WEEK TO TURN IN WORK

This weekend, the Southern Tier region (including Tompkins county and Ithaca) moved to “Phase Two” of the reopening process. Schools will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year, however.

The designated last day for all ICSD students in Tuesday, June 16. At Ithaca High School, the last day of instruction is Friday, June 5. Some assignments may be due after that date, and according to IHS’s End of Year document, any student wishing to receive a “numeric” grade for their course must turn in all missing work by Friday, June 5, but teachers are being instructed to not assign any additional work after June 5.

In the weeks that follow, I and your other teachers will communicate with our students about what your final grades are for your courses. You will then have an option to take a traditional numeric grade or to take a grade of “pass/fail” for each of your classes.

  • See this FAQ for more information about the pass/fail option
  • See this document for more information about the end of the year for IHS students

Important/Useful links:

InCA Lesson 7.1 – Probability

You have a final project for the Trigonometry Unit (Unit 6) due on 6/5. Click here for details.


This Week’s Assignments (Assignment Archive Here)


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Virtual Class/Office Hours

We will not have a virtual classroom session this week. Instead, I am offering expanded office hours where you can sign up or drop in for direct 1-1 help. See the schedule here.

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/19

UPDATE (5/21): I’ve uploaded a video of the final class conversation before the exam. I address some misconceptions about the test and answer student questions. Find it in the video archive here (password is our room number at IHS)

This Week’s Assignment

Study for your AP Exam on the 22nd! Read over CollegeBoard’s AP Statistics Test Guide and/or my version here.

Some resources:

What you need on Test Day

Practice Exams

Topical Review

  • IDENTIFY THE TEST: One thing I have noticed some students having difficulty with is identifying which test to use for a particular scenario. You can practice with this online game. Select the tests you want included in the mix and then click Submit, and you’ll be given a number of scenarios that you’ll be asked to identify the proper procedure before.
    • You should uncheck all three Chi-Square tests, the 1-Way ANOVA test, and the “Prediction Interval for a Single Value of y for a Fixed x”
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITSI encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: The CollegeBoard YouTube page has a number of single-topic review videos in addition to the timed AP tests.
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICEAll AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!

Virtual Class Time and Office Hours

I’ll be running two virtual class sessions this week, both on Google Meet

  • Tuesday, 5/19 at 1:00 to 2:00pm
  • Thursday, 5/21 at 10:00 to 11:00am

In additional, I have several Office Hour sessions planned. Please sign up or drop in.


After the Exam

We will be doing two things.

  1. I want us to go back to t-tests (chapters 22-24 of your textbook) and review some of the smaller details that Stats Medic left off. After this redo, I want you to resubmit your ACT Investigative Task
  2. We skipped Chi-Squared tests, which some of you may already have some familiarity with from AP Biology. It’s an important topic, worth looking at.

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 10 – LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION FRIDAY, JUNE 5

On Friday, May 15, Governor Cuomo announced that five regions would enter “Phase One” of the reopening process. These regions include both the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions, meaning Tompkins County and all neighboring counties have begun  the re-opening process. See this page for more details about what Phase One looks like.

Unfortunately, all NYS schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. At Ithaca High School, the last day of instruction will be Friday, June 5. While some assignments may be due after that date, teachers are being instructed to not assign any additional work after June 5.

All students will be given the option for each course to take a “pass/fail” grade for any courses they are currently taking, instead of the traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information. I’ll calculate an estimated grade during the week of June 8 so that you can better make this decision. Keep an eye on your Schooltool account. That is my primary means of communicating to you about your grades!

We are still figuring out some of the further details for what the end of the year looks like. Keep an eye on this page or your email for more information.

Important/Useful links:

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 9 – LAST CLASS DAY JUNE 5

On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that all NYS schools, including K-12 and colleges, will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

The last day of classes at IHS will be Friday, June 5. Some work may be due after that date, but no new content will be assigned on that day. After June 5, you’ll be given an option to take a grade for the course of “pass/fail” or a traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information.

Important/Useful links:

InCA Lesson 6.5 – Law of Cosine

Click here for an alternate version of the InCA Assignment Schedule

This Week’s Assignments


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Office Hours

The results of the weekend’s check-in poll indicated that you would prefer a combination of appointments and open drop-in time for office hours, with a heavier preference towards the latter. Please review the schedule posted here to sign up for a session.

Drop-in Hours:

  • Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday from 10:00 am to noon

Official Scheduled Hours: 

  • Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

I may be available at other times this week as well. Let me know when you’d like to meet!


Past Assignments + Additional Practice

InCA Lesson 6.4 – Law of Sines Part 2 – Ambiguous Case

As you are aware by now, schools have been shut down for the remainder of the school year. This means that we will be continuing with this distance learning model until June. I don’t currently know exactly when the last date of instruction will be, but will be sure to let you know as soon as I find out.

I am shifting our schedule slightly for the remainder of the academic year. The first part of our lesson will be posted on Tuesday, with the video and Problem Set 1 due on Friday. The Desmos assignment and Problem Set 2 will be due the following Tuesday. Full details of the new schedule are here.

Click here for a simplified version of the InCA Assignment Schedule


Monday Update

Last week’s Problem Set 2 and Desmos assignment were due today. You can view a video of the solutions to Problem Set 2 here.


Tuesday Update

You have two videos to watch this week. Please watch both.

You should watch both videos, but if you can only watch one, prioritize the first video featuring Miss Alexander

PROBLEM SET 1 is posted here (with answers here). Print or copy your work into your notebook, then send me a picture.

Completion of the video/notes in edPuzzle and submission of Problem Set 1 are worth 4 points each in SchoolTool. They are due by 2:00 on Friday, 5/8. Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

From 1:00 to 2:00 today, I will host a virtual classroom session on Zoom. Students who attend this session are excused from watching the lesson videos above, as I will be covering that content in our classroom session. I still strongly encourage you to watch the videos however.


Wednesday Update

There will be no new assignments posted today. Sign up for an Office Hours session to ask questions and get extra help


Thursday Update

Your next graded DESMOS ASSIGNMENTcan be found here (student code 2G9GP6). Sign in with GoogleBe sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Tuesday, 5/12 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 10 points.


Friday Update

Tuesday’s video+notes and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 on Friday, 5/8.

Problem Set 2 will also be posted today. It will be due on Tuesday, 5/12

There is another Office Hours session today. Sign up for an Office Hours session to ask questions and get extra help.

Tuesday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

PROBLEM SET 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Tuesday, 5/12 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a target score of 4 out of 6 points to earn credit for this assignment, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, however once you finish the problem set, I will need to access your responses and evaluate for explanations to finalize your score.

Reaching the target score on this assignment worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points.


Past Assignments + Additional Practice

– SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that all NYS schools, including K-12 and colleges, will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. I am heart-broken that I will never be able to see you all together again in my classroom, but I understand that this is the right decision given the large amount of uncertainty that still remains about the spread of the virus. I appreciate and acknowledge all of the hard work you all are putting into all of your classes, and I hope that you can keep that momentum going through the end of the year.

It remains to be seen exactly what this means for instruction at IHS. Originally, our academic calendar was scheduled to end classes on June 16, before Regents exams. With the cancellation of June (and August) Regents exams, it is unclear when exactly instruction will end. Please keep an eye on the ICSD Coronavirus page for more developments.

One decision that IHS has made is that, come the end of the year, all students will be given an option to take a “pass/fail” grade for any courses they are currently taking, instead of the traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information.

Important/Useful links:

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/27

UPDATE (4/29): The deadline for your task response has been changed. Your work is now due on Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm


UPDATE (4/28): When you are writing your response, please use an equation editor to create any formulas that you are referring to. There are several options, but I recommend an add-on called MathType. Instructions for installing and use can be found in this short video.


At this point, we have finished all new content and you’ve had opportunities to put much of what you’ve learned into practice. This week, you’ll do so again with a graded Investigative Task assignment.

Your assignment this week is simple: Complete the Chapter 22-24 Investigative Task by Monday 5/4 at 2:00 pm. This task asks you to analyze and draw conclusions about ACT scores for a group of students, and first part of this task involves gathering a sample of students. Find the full roster of scores here: ACT Task Data.

Recall the usual submission guidelines: Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by 2:00 on Friday. Please name your file appropriately; it should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch22-24InvTask”.  For example, mine would be Kirk.Benjamin.Ch22-24InvTask”. When you are writing your response, please use an equation editor to create any formulas that you are referring to. There are several options, but I recommend an add-on called MathType. Instructions for installing and use can be found in this short video.


New AP Exam Information

CollegeBoard VP of Advanced Placement Trevor Packer will be hosting another webinar for teachers on Tuesday evening. I hope to get some more information about the content of the exam, how the online portal will work, and what you’ll need to know before you log on.


Office Hours

In addition to our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday at 10 (see below), I have set aside some time where I will be available for anybody who wants to drop in and talk:

  • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Or by appointment
  • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/30 at 10:00 am, I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Timed free response problem (15 minutes)
  • Discussion of AP-style rubric grading (5 minutes)
  • Questions about Investigate Task
  • Information about AP Stats exam

Ongoing additional work

  • PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Find past assignments by clicking the AP Statistics Assignment link above. I’m not checking in on these assignments as often any more, so if you do complete them now and you want me to take a look, send me an email and let me know.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: I highly recommend you watch the Statistics AP Live! videos run on YouTube every day from 2:00 to 2:45 pm (see this page for the full schedule for all courses). This week’s topics: Understanding the AP exam.
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email!
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • EXAM UPDATES: Keep an eye on CollegeBoard’s Coronavirus page for AP courses for more information about how our (and all) exam will look. The majority of you stated you plan to take whatever test CollegeBoard puts together, and the rest said you’d wait and see what they come up with for their plan.

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/27 – Lesson 6.3 (Law of Sines)

We are in Week 3 of Distance Learning 2.0. Please review the general schedule for our weekly schedule here. Details for this week follow:


Monday Assignment – Work due Thursday

Watch the video for InCA Lesson 6.3 (Trigonometry) – Law of Sines. As with last week’s video, this video is hosted on edPuzzle, which you’ll need to log in to in order to access. Please log in with your ICSD Google Account.

If you’re able to print notes, you can find a copy of Ms. Alexander’s problems here. Otherwise, copy the examples and notes into your notebook.

PROBLEM SET 1 is posted here (with answers here). Print or copy your work into your notebook.

Completion of the video/notes in edPuzzle and submission of the first problem set are worth 4 points each in SchoolTool. They are due by 2:00 on Wednesday, 4/29. Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us


Tuesday Plan

We will have our Virtual Classroom on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00 today. Details will be posted separately and will be sent to you by email. Attendance to the Virtual Classroom is optional, however please prewatch the video above BEFORE ATTENDING this virtual classroom session.

Planned agenda

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Wednesday Assignment – Work due Monday

Your next graded DESMOS ASSIGNMENT, can be found Sign in with Googlehere (student code 7VAKW4). Be sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 10 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work. The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!

I will be hosting office hours today from 2:00 to 4:00. You can sign up here.


Thursday Assignment – Work due Monday

Monday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

PROBLEM SET 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a minimum score of seven out of 10 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.

Reaching the target score on this assignment worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work.


Friday Plan

Wednesday’s Desmos Lesson and Thursday’s Problem Set 2 are due at 2:00 pm on Monday the 4th of May. For the problem set, send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

I will be hosting office hours on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can sign up here.


ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/21

This week, we’re going to try and finish the last bit of curriculum needed to start reviewing in earnest for the AP exam. The last topic is the remaining significance tests: The One-Sample T-Test, Two-Sample T-Test, and Matched Pairs T-Test.

Complete by Thursday at 10:00 am

  • Required: Watch Videos 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in Unit 7: Significance Tests on Stats Medic.
    • Optional: Watch videos 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6. The first two videos cover forms of statistical inference that have been omitted from the AP exam, and so we will be skipping those. Video 7.6 is some more about Type I/II errors and Power. You’re welcome to watch it.
    • Please click the red “Complete Step” button
  • Required: Read the notes that I have left with each video (click theNotes Icon (Stats Medic)icon) for additional information, answers to anticipated questions, and tips about using the calculator
  • Optional: Ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or answer one of my “discussion question” prompts
  • Optional: Finish reading Chapter 22 (pages 586-597 about the One Sample t-Test) and Chapter 23 (pages 614-624 about the Two Sample t-Test), as well as Chapter 24 (pages 634-648, about the Matched Pairs t-Test and Interval). Work on some of the odd numbered exercises in each chapter and check your answers in the back of the book.
    • I highly recommend reading through Chapter 24, since the Stats Medic videos are a little light on this topic
  • Optional: Watch the Hypothesis Tests for Means video from CollegeBoard’s live AP Statistics streams.
  • Optional (strongly recommended): Complete 2015 Free Response Question #4 (as posted in Stats Medic) and score it using the video
    • This question is from the actual AP exam in 2017, and is similar to what you could expect to see on our exam this year. I very strongly recommend you write an answer as thoroughly as you would if it appeared on the actual exam, then score yourself using the rubric video. You can expect that your AP exam questions will be scored in a similar way.
    • If you do work on it, spend no more than 15 minutes completing it. Time yourself!
  • Required: Complete the Unit 7 Practice Multiple Choice in Stats Medic
    • You may skip questions 6, 7, 10, 16, and 17. You’re welcome to try them, but they deal primarily with the Chi-Squared and Regression inference procedures that we are omitting this year.
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.

 

Office Hours

In addition to our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday at 10 (see below), I have set aside some time where I will be available for anybody who wants to drop in and talk:

  • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Or by appointment
  • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/23 at 10:00 am, I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. I will be starting precisely at 10:00, so please log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about 1-sample t-tests, 2-sample t-tests, and/or matched pairs t-tests
  • Questions about Unit 7 Practice Multiple Choice Questions
  • Collaborative work on Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question + Scoring

After Thursday Zoom Meeting, due by Monday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

  • Required: Complete the Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question in Stats Medic
    • If you attend the Thursday Zoom Meeting, my plan is to start this together.
    • You can write out your answers on a separate piece of paper, take a picture of it, and email to me.
    • Or, you can type out your response in a Google document and share it with me when you’re done.
  • Required: Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part B and Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part C
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.
    • I’ve unlocked all Progress Checks for both Units 6 and 7. You’re welcome to try any/all of them.
    • Be aware that Unit 6 and Unit 7 of AP Classroom lines up closer with Units 5 and 6 of our textbook than with Units 6 and 7 of Stats Medic.

Ongoing additional work

  • PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Find past assignments by clicking the AP Statistics Assignment link above. I’m not checking in on these assignments as often any more, so if you do complete them now and you want me to take a look, send me an email and let me know.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: I highly recommend you watch the Statistics AP Live! videos run on YouTube every day from 2:00 to 2:45 pm (see this page for the full schedule for all courses). This week’s topics: Probability.
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email!
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • EXAM UPDATES: Keep an eye on CollegeBoard’s Coronavirus page for AP courses for more information about how our (and all) exam will look. The majority of you stated you plan to take whatever test CollegeBoard puts together, and the rest said you’d wait and see what they come up with for their plan.

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 7 – DISTRICT CLOSED UNTIL 5/15

Per Governor Cuomo’s latest executive order, schools will remain closed until May 15 at the earliest. Furthermore, he has ordered that all New York State residents are required to “wear masks or face coverings in public whenever social distancing is not possible” including “on a bus or subway, on a crowded sidewalk, or inside a grocery store.”

Important/Useful links:

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/20 – Lesson 6.2 (Angles of Elevation/Depression)

We are starting Week 2 of Distance Learning 2.0. The full schedule for how assignments are posted and when they are due (and how many points they are worth) can be found here. Please take a look at that.

Monday Update

Watch the video for InCA Lesson 6.2 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) – Trigonometry Applications. Note that this video is hosted on edPuzzle, which you’ll need to log in to in order to access. Please log in with your ICSD Google Account.

Find the full notes and Problem Set 1 here (or the version with Ms. Burke’s parts already completed here). The notes and problem set are all one document. Print them out to follow along with Ms. Burke’s video, or write out your work on a separate piece of paper.

As noted in our master schedule, the video + notes and Problem Set 1 are due on Wednesday at 2:00. Both are worth 4 points each (in SchoolTool), and you must watch the entire video for credit.


Tuesday Update

We will have our Virtual Classroom on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00 today. Details will be posted separately and will be sent to you by email. Attendance to the Virtual Classroom is optional, however please prewatch the video above BEFORE ATTENDING this virtual classroom session.

Planned agenda

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Wednesday Update

Monday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

Sign in with Google

The next part of this week’s assignment, a guided Desmos lesson, can be found here (student code H9YDEK). Be sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 8 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work. The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!

Don’t forget: I will be hosting office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00. You can sign up here.


Thursday Update

Problem Set 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a minimum score of five out of 12 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.

Reaching the target score is worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work.

The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!


Friday Update

Wednesday’s Desmos Lesson (8 points) and Friday’s Problem Set 2 (8 points) are due at 2:00 pm today. For the problem set, send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

I will be hosting office hours on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can sign up here.


ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

InCA Assignment Schedule

Simplified Assignment Sheet/Archive

InCA Weekly Schedule

Our class operates on a “Tuesday to Tuesday” schedule. The first day of the “week” for Math is Tuesdays.

  • TUESDAYS
    • DUE AT 2:00 TODAY: Previous week’s Desmos Lesson and Problem Set 2
      • After 2:00, problem set solutions and solution video will be posted
    • Assigned today
      • Introductory Lesson Video + Notes, posted on edPuzzle (4 points)
      • Problem Set 1 (4 points)
      • Both assignments due by Friday at 2:00 pm
    • Student Responsibilities:
      • Watch introductory lesson video(s) and follow along with posted notes (either print or write out by hand)
      • Complete Problem Set 1 and check answers with online key (either print or write out by hand)
        • Take a picture or scan of Problem Set 1 and email to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
    • Virtual Classroom Session (Zoom): From 1:00 to 2:00pm. Check email or class website for log-in instructions. Attendance optional
  • WEDNESDAYS
    • No New Assignments Today. Watch lesson video and complete Problem Set 1
    • One-on-One Office Hours sessions available in morning and/or afternoon. Sign up here
  • THURSDAYS
    • Assigned today
      • Guided Desmos Activity (6-10 points)
      • Completed online
      • Completion due by following Tuesday at 2:00 pm
    • Student Responsibilities:
      • Sign in with GoogleComplete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
  • FRIDAYS
    • DUE AT 2:00 PM TODAY: Lesson video + notes and Problem Set 1
      • Video completion checked on EdPuzzle
      • Take a picture or scan of Problem Set 1 and email to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
    • Assigned Today:
      • Problem Set 2 (8 points)
      • Completed online
      • Completion due by following Tuesday at 2:00 pm
    • One-on-One Office Hours sessions available in morning and/or afternoon. Sign up here
  • MONDAYS
    • No New Assignments Today
    • Complete Desmos assignment and Problem Set 2 by Tuesday
  • ALL WEEK
    • Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.

Summary/Quick Reference

  • Graded Assignments/due dates (all assignments due at 2:00 pm)
    • Video Lesson + Notes – Posted Tuesday, Due Friday (4 points)
    • Problem Set 1 – Posted Tuesday, Due Friday (4 points)
    • Desmos Lesson – Posted Thursday, Due following Tuesday (6-10 points)
    • Problem Set 2 – Posted Friday, Due following Tuesday (8 points)
    • Please contact me with concerns about submitting work on time
      • Late work will result in a -1 penalty, regardless of when it is turned in after the assigned deadline.
      • I want you to turn in your work on time, but I don’t want you to stress about it!
  • Virtual Sessions/Office Hours (when I’m available for help)
    • Virtual Classroom: Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
    • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Or by appointment
    • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here..

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/13

Update (4/17): In addition to the Google Form Worksheet and Desmos activity listed below, please complete this updated poll about your preferences regarding Zoom vs Google Meet, as well as your thoughts about how Distance Learning 2.0 is going for this class.


Welcome to Distance Learning 2.0 for AP Statistics! We are going to spend the next two weeks learning about and practicing with statistical inference procedures (confidence intervals and hypothesis tests) for means, which is the last major content area potentially covered on the upcoming modified AP Statistics exam. I will be using Units 6 and 7 in Stats Medic as our primary source of initial information, which I will supplement with some additional videos and virtual classroom sessions (Thursdays at 10:00 am!)

In order to use our virtual class time most efficiently, I will expect that you have completed most of the following work BEFORE our virtual class time on Thursday.

Complete by Thursday at 10:00 am

  • Required: Watch Videos 6.1 and 6.2 in Unit 6: Confidence Intervals on Stats Medic.
  • Required: Read the notes that I have left with each video (click theNotes Icon (Stats Medic)icon) for additional information, answers to anticipated questions, and tips about using the calculator
    • In particular, watch the additional videos linked in the “Why is it called a t-interval” note
  • Optional: Ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or answer one of my “discussion question” prompts
  • Optional: Read pages 574-586 and 605-613 in your text. These sections cover more of the background about the t-distribution and the assumptions/conditions and procedure of the 1-sample t-interval and 2-sample t-interval
  • Optional: Watch the Confidence Intervals for Means video from CollegeBoard’s live AP Statistics streams.
  • Optional (strongly recommended): Complete 2017 Free Response Question #2 and score it using the video
    • This question is from the actual AP exam in 2017, and is similar to what you could expect to see on our exam this year. I very strongly recommend you write an answer as thoroughly as you would if it appeared on the actual exam, then score yourself using the rubric video. You can expect that your AP exam questions will be scored in a similar way.
    • If you do work on it, spend no more than 15 minutes completing it. Time yourself!
  • Required: Complete the Unit 6 Practice Multiple Choice in Stats Medic

ALL WEEK

  • Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/16 at 10:00 am, I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. I will be starting precisely at 10:00, so log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about 1-sample t-interval and/or 2-sample t-interval (or about the t-distribution in general)
  • Questions about Unit 6 Practice Multiple Choice Questions
  • Collaborative work on Unit 6 Practice Free Response Question + Scoring

After Thursday Zoom Meeting, due by Monday, April 20 at 2:00 pm


Ongoing additional work

  • PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Find past assignments by clicking the AP Statistics Assignment link above. I’m not checking in on these assignments as often any more, so if you do complete them now and you want me to take a look, send me an email and let me know.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: I highly recommend you watch the Statistics AP Live! videos run on YouTube every day from 2:00 to 2:45 pm (see this page for the full schedule for all courses). This week’s topics: Analyzing univariate and bivariate data, and designing experiments and surveys.
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email!
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • EXAM UPDATES: Keep an eye on CollegeBoard’s Coronavirus page for AP courses for more information about how our (and all) exam will look. The majority of you stated you plan to take whatever test CollegeBoard puts together, and the rest said you’d wait and see what they come up with for their plan.

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/13 – Lesson 6.1 (Review of Right Triangle Trig)

Update (4/19): The Google Form Worksheet (HW 6.1) was due on Friday. Ms. Alexander has created a video going through the answers to this assignment, which you can find here.


Update (4/17): In addition to the Google Form Worksheet and Desmos activity listed below, please complete this updated poll about your preferences regarding Zoom vs Google Meet, as well as your thoughts about how Distance Learning 2.0 is going for this class.


Update (4/16): For PROBLEM SET 2 this week, complete this Google Form Worksheet. Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Friday the 17th at 2:00 pm. As with the Desmos activity, completing this activity is required and will be counted towards your MP4 grade. You must obtain a minimum score of six out of 14 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). When you submit, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.


Update (4/15): Please complete this week’s Desmos activity here (http://student.desmos.com, student code XNM86T). Completing this activity is required and will be counted towards your MP4 grade. Be sure you click the “Sign in with Google” button to connect your responses to your ICSD Google Account.

Sign in with GoogleYour completion of this assignment is due Friday, April 17 by 2:00pm, however you will not be marked late for late completion.

You will need a calculator to complete this assignment. Use your own graphing calculator (if you have one), open a new tab and use the Desmos calculator, or click the little calculator icon at the top of the activity to use the built-in calculator.

If you need a little more help in using inverse trig functions to find missing angles, I recommend this video.

If you run into any technical problems accessing or completing this activity, or if you have any questions about it, let me know immediately. If I do not hear from you, I cannot help.


Update (4/14): Today at 1:00 pm I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. I will be starting precisely at 1:00, so log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Preteaching tomorrow’s Desmos lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Welcome to Distance Learning 2.0 for Introduction to College Algebra! The other InCA teachers and I have met to discuss what this looks like for our class and have come up with the following schedule:

InCA DISTANCE LEARNING 2.0 SCHEDULE

  • MONDAY
    • Content Posted: Introductory lesson video, notes for video, supplemental practice problems (with answers)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Watch lesson video and follow along with posted notes (either print or write out by hand)
      • Complete initial practice problems and check answers with online key
      • Work due by Tuesday at 1:00 pm
  • TUESDAY
    • Virtual Classroom Session (Zoom): From 1:00 to 2:00pm. Check email or class website for log-in instructions
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Attend virtual classroom session prepared with questions
      • Ask questions, work on collaborative activities as instructed by teacher
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Content Posted: Second weekly lesson via guided Desmos Activity and supplemental lesson video, follow-up problem set
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Sign in with GoogleComplete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
      • Print/complete follow up problem set (or write answers on separate paper)
      • Work due by Friday at 2:00 pm
        • Submit problem set work by scanning using phone app (I recommend TurboScan) or by taking a picture and emailing it to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
  • THURSDAY
    • Content Posted: Follow-up problem set (if not posted Wednesday)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • Complete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
      • Print/complete follow up problem set (or write answers on separate paper)
      • Work due by Friday at 2:00 pm
        • Submit problem set work by scanning using phone app (I recommend TurboScan) or by taking a picture and emailing it to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
  • FRIDAY
    • Content Posted: Problem set solutions and solution video (at 2:00)
    • Student Responsibilities (MUST DO’s):
      • By 2:00 – Complete Desmos activity and submit problem set work
      • After 2:00 – Review your answers in posted solutions/video. Check email for feedback
  • ALL WEEK
    • Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.

In summary: Each week we’ll be posting 1-2 lesson videos along with a Desmos activity. Your learning from these will be supplemented by a virtual classroom on Tuesdays, though I am available to meet individually as you see necessary. By Friday at 2:00, you should complete the Desmos activity and the problem set posted on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. This work is mandatory and graded.

Each day, I will be updating this post with new content, instructions, and activities. Check back daily!


UNIT 6 STARTS HERE

We have decided to move on to Unit 6, which is a short unit on Right Triangle Trigonometry. A lot of this content should feel familiar to you from your work in Geometry, but don’t worry if you don’t remember it!

  • Watch the Lesson 6.1 introductory video here.Desmos Degree Mode
  • Follow along with pages 1 and 2 of the notes posted here (print if you can, or copy onto a blank piece of note paper)
    • Use your graphing calculator if you have one, otherwise use the Desmos calculator (just be sure to click the wrench in the upper right-hand corner and click “Degrees”)
    • Click the calculator icon at the bottom of the page, then click “functions” to access the trig functions (sin, cos, tan), or just type the command into the lines on the left.
  • Complete the additional practice problems (page 3) of the notes document linked above
  • A copy of the notes, plus answers to the additional practice problems, can be found here (check them when you’re done!)
  • You should complete (or at least start!) this work by Tuesday, 4/14 at 2:00 pm so that you can ask questions about it during our virtual classroom session

ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

COVID-19 Closure Week 5 – Distance Learning 2.0 (Regents Exams Cancelled)

Starting on April 13th, the Ithaca City School District has moved to the next phase of our COVID-19 closure: Distance Learning 2.0. Click the link to go to the District’s comprehensive page for this new phase of our learning adventure.

You should have received two emails from Mr. Trumble or the IHS administration (if you missed then, you can find the 4/8 letter here, and the 4/10 letter here). From Mr. Trumble:

  • Starting on Monday April 13th, work assigned by teachers will be mandatory, graded, and will be used in order for our students to continue to earn course credit. 
  • While state Regents exams are cancelled in all subjects, students will need to successfully complete their course of study in order to be granted a waiver for the corresponding exam. Frequently asked questions can be found here
  • To maximize school-home communication we are strongly encouraging students to check their district email and Google Classroom at least once each day.  Details for each specific class will be available Google classroom (or equivalent). 
  • If students don’t understand the assignments or material, students are encouraged to reach out to their teacher for support during the posted office hours, email or additional communication pathway determined by the teacher.  Additional supports are offered through our student services department, our Deans of Students and our Academic Intervention staff.  

Details of what InCA and AP Statistics students should be doing now can be found in the relevant posts.


Important/Useful links:

InCA Assignment for week of 4/6

Update (4/10): I’ve uploaded my solutions to the Unit 2 review here. Please take a look at that, along with this video of me completing some specific problems from the set, and email me with any questions (or hold on to them for our next virtual meeting next week).


Update (4/8): ICSD has mostly finalized their plans for Distance Learning 2.0, and teachers are reviewing these guidelines and providing final feedback. You should start receiving some information about these plans very soon, if you haven’t already. Please check your email often for that information!

One of the changes for us is that our regular online sessions will be moving to Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. I have made a short form to explore your preferences about using Zoom vs. Google Meet; please complete it here.


As we prepare for ICSD’s Distance Learning 2.0, and our attempt to move on to new content, I want to use this week to review factoring and rational expressions (Unit 2). Your assignment is as follows:

This Week’s Assignment (my encouraged due date for all Required tasks is by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 10, however I am very flexible with this timing!)


Wednesday Zoom Meeting

On Wednesday, 4/8 at 2:00 pm, I will host another virtual get-together, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. Come by and say hello, ask some questions, or just chat. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned Agenda

  • Welcome/check-in
  • Questions from Unit 1 review (inequalities, absolute value equations, etc.)
  • Rational expressions mini-lesson + supervised Desmos/IXL work

ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS