We will have our Unit 4 Test on Friday, February 14. It will cover the entirety of Unit 4, but will prioritize the content since the quiz (complex numbers, solving equations of various types, and logarithms). DO NOT BE ABSENT FROM THIS TEST
The last topic from this unit is an introduction to the concept of logarithms, which is a pretty big part of the full Algebra 2 curriculum, but not one that has a lot of focus for us in InCA.
The applet for today’s activity can be found here. Using this simulator, find:
- Two very different values of p and n that create a distribution that you would confidently identify as “normal”
- Two very different values of p and n that create a distribution that you would confidently identify as “not normal”
- At least one value of p and n that creates a distribution that might be normal, but you’re on the fence about.
Report your findings here
For homework, please finish reading Chapter 16, pages 423-429, then work on exercises 29, 31, 33 from page 432.
The third Personal Progress Check for Unit 4 has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 4 MCQ Part C PPC by the start of class on Tuesday, February 4.
Out Unit 4 Test has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6. We’ll wrap up Chapter 16 in class on Monday, then review the unit as a whole on Tuesday and Wednesday. Refer to yesterday’s post for the review assignment.
From pages 431-432, do exercises 19, 21, 23, 25
Out Unit 4 Test will be on Wednesday, February 5. We’ll wrap up Chapter 16 in class on Friday, then review the unit on Monday and Tuesday. I recommend you get started on the following practice problems from the Unit 4 review, pages 434-439: 5, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 37.
The last bit of new material for this unit reverses the solving-by-factoring process we have been using for quadratic equations, recreating the equation that has the given roots.
This last item, including everything else from this unit, will appear on the Unit 3 test on Thursday, December 19
Finish reading Chapter 12. Pay particular attention to the sections on matching, blinding, and placebos, as these were important topics we didn’t enough time to discuss in class.
Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 3 MCQ Part B PPC by Monday, November 25
On Monday, we will have our Unit 3 Test. We will spend Friday reviewing, and in preparation for that you should take a look at the review problems for Unit 3: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41. You’ll get answers and supplemental review on Friday.
Tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, you’ll have an in class investigative task for Chapter 12, where you will be asked to design an experiment for a scenario. Unlike other tasks, this will be closed notes/closed book, and your hand-written response will be due at the end of the period.
We discussed a bit of re-expression in class today, and tonight you should read pages 232-236 and 243-246 about an overview of why we re-express and some general strategies in doing so. From pages 251-252, do 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 for a neat little story about evidence for why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.
Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 2 MCQ Part B. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, October 28. As with the previous PPC, there is a 35 minute timer. You are not required to work by the timer, and its expiration will not lock you out of the PPC. It is there only as a guide for how long I expect this PPC should take.
Finally: Your Unit 2 test will be on Tuesday, October 29.
We will have a test on chapters 6 and 7 on Thursday, October 17th. Today and tomorrow will be spent reviewing these two chapters.
Tonight, please work on the first linear regression review you got in class.
We will have our first unit test, covering everything from the course so far, on Monday, September 30th. We will spend tomorrow reviewing.
I recommend you read the review of the unit on page 138, then from the exercises on 139-146, do 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 32, 32f, and 33.
You can find the answers to the extra practice problems from class here.
Finally, don’t forget to submit your first Personal Progress Check (PPC), assigned on AP Classroom, by class tomorrow. Per the course expectations, your completion of this assignment will be counted as a homework grade for the marking period. There is a 30 minute timer for this assignment. You are not bound by this timer, and you can continue your response after the timer expires at no penalty. The timer represents the amount of time I think the assignment should take. If it takes a longer time than that of continuous work, you are not working efficiently enough.
Question 1 will ask you to create a histogram of data. You can do this online and take a screenshot, or make it by hand and upload a picture.