Weeks 1-5 (Unit 1: Estimation)

Word Problem Boot Camp





Weighted Averages (Computing Course Grades)

Weighted Sums (Check Digits for UPCs)

Weeks 6-8 (Unit 2: Probability)

Basic Probability Concepts Review

Tree Diagrams

Venn Diagrams

Area Models

Week 9 (Unit 3: Statistics)

Research Cycle

Research Feasibility (Can I answer my question in a reasonable amount of time with the resources available?)

Experimental Design vs. Observational Designs and other study types

Treatment and Controls

Variables of Interest

The Placebo Effect

Ethics (Respect for Persons, Beneficence, and Justice!) Here are some movies based on true events:

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (A movie based on the true story of Henrietta Lacks)

  • Three Identical Strangers (A documentary that we will discuss in the 2019-2020 version of this course)

  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Study (Google this!)

Essay on the use of HeLa Cells and ethical issues due March 11, 2019

Week 10 (Unit 3: Statistics)

Primary and Secondary Data

Sampling Methods and Practice

Categorical vs. Quantitative Data

Review of Histograms, Bar Graphs, Stem and Leaf Plots, Dot Plots

Box-Whisker Plots

Statistical Bias

Unit 3 Exam March 21, 2018

Week 11 (Unit 4: Using Recursion in Models and Decision Making)

Univariate vs. Bivariate Data

Discrete vs. Continuous

Review of Scatterplots (Reading a Scatterplot)

Positive/Negative, Strong/Weak Correlation

Week 12 (Unit 4: Using Recursion in Models and Decision Making)

Trend Lines and Estimating Lines of Best Fit

Using Exponential Functions

Identifying equations for a line of best fit

Lines of Best Fit Practice

Week 13 (Unit 5: Using Functions in Models and Decision Making)

Determining the best type of model for your data

Common Functions and their Graphs. We are used to drawing lines of best fit, but there are curves that may be more appropriate.

    • Linear (Initial value, Constant rate of change)

    • Quadratic (A single minimum or maximum value, has an axis of symmetry)

    • Sine (Amplitude, Period, Axis of Symmetry, Frequency)

    • Exponential (Rate of change grows (or shrinks) rapidly)

    • Logistic (Initial value, Exponential, Dampened, Equilibrium)

    • Piecewise (May look like a series of steps, connected or disconnected graphs)

Week 14 (Unit 5: Using Functions in Models and Decision Making)

Using Scatterplots to Identify Which Function Model to Use

Using Technology to Find Curves of Best Fit

Week 15 (Unit 5: Using Functions in Models and Decision Making)

Performing a Sinusoidal Regression on a Calculator

Infectious Disease Simulation Activity (SIR Model Simulator)

Step and Piece-wise Functions

Week 16 (Unit 6: Decision Making in Finance)

Compounded Interest

Continuously Compounded Interest

More Practice (Only work on the 2nd page #3-5)

Unit 6 Exam: Friday May 8, 2019

Week 17: (Unit 7: Graphs and Networks)


Week 18: Finalize Research Projects

Course Project

Presentation Example

Step 1: Hand in your ten potential research questions.

Step 2: Review teacher feedback on 10 potential questions assignment, ethics video, and revise your questions. Reduce to just one question and submit for feedback from classmates.

Step 3: Finalize your research question after reviewing teacher and class feedback. Begin working on your potential study design in Powerpoint.

Step 4: Submit Prospective (Planned) Study Powerpoints.

Step 5: Review teacher feedback and research design videos. Revise study as necessary. Finalize study design.

Step 6: Collect your data! This must be done on your own. You will not be permitted out of class to collect data.

Step 7: Analyze your data and create your data displays.

Step 8: Final Presentation