If you want to look again at my response to the Chubby Dogs experiment, you can find it here. Remember that we will have an in-class investigative task tomorrow, where I will ask you to design an experiment for another situation. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task.
We started our discussion of the mid-year projects today. All of the details for the projects can be found here.
You’ll have some time on Thursday to finalize your idea and start work on your proposal, but you will likely need to spend some time out of class to finish it, as the proposal is due at the start of class on Friday the 30th.
On the 30th, we’ll spend some time reviewing Unit 3 for our test on Monday, December 3rd. By Friday, please complete the review assignment found on pages 331-336: exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
Finish up Chapter 12 by reading pages 319-325 and doing exercises 32, 33, 39 from pages 327-329. Also please finish the Chubby Dogs Experiment example we started in class.
Upcoming Items of Note
- Tomorrow, we’ll introduce the mid-year project. You’ll be forming project groups and brainstorming ideas initially, and will finalize your idea and submit a project proposal by Friday. If you want to preview the details of the project, you can find information here.
- Wednesday, we’ll have an in-class Investigative Task for Chapter 12. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task!
- Next Monday will be our test on Unit 3. After you submit your project proposals, we’ll spend the rest of Friday reviewing. I would suggest you get started on the review assignment (will not be checked for homework, so don’t stress!): pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41
Finish the Chapter 10 Investigative Task assignment that you started in class. This will be due at the start of class tomorrow, and as usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (email@example.com). Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch10InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch10InvTask”.
Please also read the first part of Chapter 11, pages 280-285 (up to the section on “Simple Random Samples”). There will be a reading quiz tomorrow using the “Just Checking” questions in that section.
From pages 278-279, do exercises 28, 29, 33, 36
You will be given an Investigative Task in class tomorrow to review and start, then finish for tomorrow night’s homework.
Your homework this weekend is to complete the Chapter 7 Investigative Task. It will be due at the start of class on Monday the 15th, and as usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch7InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch7InvTask”.
You will want to use Stapplet, this time the Two Quantitative Variables app, to create your scatterplot and other analysis. Remember that you can take a screenshot of just a portion of your Chromebook screen by using the Ctrl+Shift+Window Switch buttons.
Also, I want you to start to use the Chrome extension EquatIO for creating your equations. The built-in Google Docs equation editor is good, but EquatIO is a much more robust editor that allows you to create complicated equations quickly and easily. You can find a quick video of how it works here.
Finish reading the chapter – pages 189-197
From the exercises on pages 200-204, do 23, 24, 33, 34, and 48
Finally, read over the Chapter 7 Investigative Task. This will be due at the start of class on Monday, October 15th.
Tonight, complete your response to the Chapter 4 Investigative Task. As with the previous task, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (email@example.com) by the beginning of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch4InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch4InvTask“. Remember also that you may use no resources except for your own notes (including classwork sheets)
In order to create your graph, I recommend you use the online tools found at Stapplet, specifically the 1 Quantitative Variable, Multiple Groups tool. You can export your graph from the online tool, but you may want to take a screenshot instead. Instructions can be found here (I recommend the “partial screenshot” option).
Finally, we discussed in class how boxplots are great for comparing distributions of data, but maybe aren’t the best option for assessing a distributions shape. We saw this with some interesting visualizations here, which you’re welcome to check out on your own.
From chapter 4, read pages 83-90 and 93-95. Skip the sections on re-expression (or go ahead and read them, idc)
From pages 100-102, do exercises 20, 26, 27
Finally, read over the Chapter 4 Investigative Task. As we did last week, you’ll have some time in class tomorrow to start on this task, and it will be due by the start of class on Friday, September 21st (for what it’s worth, we do not plan on having one of these every week; it just works out that way at the start).
Complete the Chapter 2 Investigative Task. Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the beginning of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch2InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch2InvTask“.
A reminder: This is essentially an open-notes, open-book take-home quiz. You may use whatever notes you have taken, and you may refer to your textbook, but you may not use any other resources than that. Please do not go online looking for more information, even supplemental background information about the cases cited. And definitely no working with other students on this assignment.
Begin reading chapter 3, pages 43-51.
From page 41, do question 39.
From page 73, do questions 5, 7, 9.
Finally, read over the Chapter 2 Investigative Task. Your response to this task will be due at the start of class on Friday, and you’ll have time in class on Thursday to ask questions about and then get started with it. I’ve included the rubric with this assignment so you can see how it will be graded, but this will not be offered on future versions!