Quarter 2 Plans
November (up until Thanksgiving): Relationships between Categorical Variables (Chapter 4) & General Probability Rules and Probability Models (Chapter 6)
NovAfter Thanksgiving – Random Variables, Binomial and Geometric Distributions (Chapter 7 & 8)
Up till December (Christmas Break): Examining Relationships – Correlation and Linear Regression
3 Summative Days
Project Display and Presentations (last week of December)
Januaryup until Midterms: Sampling Distributions & Review
Quarter 1 Summary & Project Updates
So far, we have completed these units:
Mini Unit: Randomness & Simulations
Unit #1: Producing Data: Surveys, Observational Studies, and Experiments (Chapter 5)
Unit #2: Exploring Data: Displaying Distributions with Graphs, Describing Distributions with Numbers, Measures of Relative Standing and Density Curves, Normal Distributions
We will be spiraling back into these units frequently, because this course builds on each topic. The more you review and study now, the less cramming you will have to do come midterm and AP exam time.
Unit Project: Sampling and Experimental Design Group Project
With your group, please put together the following write up for your project:
1) Investigative Question
What question did your group choose to investigate? What design did you choose? Why did you choose this topic and what were your predictions? What population are you looking at?
2) Methodology or Design Plan
What is your sample size and group? What is your sampling method? How did you use randomization? How did you control for other variables? Describe your design plan in detail so that it is replicable. But be concise as well.
3) Data and Graphical Display
Provide your raw data in an organized manner. Create at least one (but potentially more) graphical display(s) of your data. You choose which graphical display you think will be best for this. Make sure to label everything appropriately.
4) Analysis and Conclusion
Analyze your results. What can you conclude from your data? Calculate appropriate summary statistics, if applicable. Is it what you expected? Are your results statistically significant?
We have covered all the concepts that are relevant for this project thus far, so make sure to use this knowledge to inform your writeup.
Please provide a draft of all of this by November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving) or earlier. Earlier is better. I would like a hard copy and an electronic copy if possible. There will be no extensions for this deadline, and no more in class time.
Normal Model Power Point
Sorry for the delay. Here is the Chapter 2 Power Point. Click here: THE STANDARD DEVIATION AS A RULER
Homework (10/6 – ??)
1) Please email or submit to me on paper, the names of your group members, and a tentative list of investigative questions. Also include whether you will implement a survey, observational study, or experiment.
DUE: October 7th, (Friday)
2) Reread Chapter 1 in your textbook.
DUE: October 7, (Monday)
3) Complete page 735 #1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.10, 1.27 in text, on looseleaf or graph paper.
DUE: October 10, (Monday)
4) Complete page 5963 #1.48, 1.55
DUE: October 11th, (Tuesday)
5) Outline project design – and hand in a written design. Include details as relevant: population of interest, sample size, sampling procedure, randomization procedure, factor, levels, treatments, actual questions if a survey, procedure of experiment, other methods of control, replication, placebo, blinding, etc…
DUE: October 11th (Tuesday)
Computer Activity

Explore some more on your own at home (either these suggested or other ones not on this sheet but on the actual website). Let me know if you find some other site/activity particularly helpful.