INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS ‘11-'12 MRS. ELROD
805-289-1842, ext 2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COURSE OUTLINE AND CLASSROOM POLICIES
Hi! and Welcome to another great year at Buena High School! Please read through the information below, keep it available in your binder, and sign and return the tear-off part.
1. Course Description: Intro to Statistics is a College-level course designed to introduce students
to the statistical concepts, vocabulary and techniques used in both descriptive and inferential statistics.
2. Course Outline:
1st semester: topics 1-17 in textbook, to cover
Data, variables, graphs and charts, sampling methods, experiments, distributions, measure of center, measures of spread, probability, Normal distribution, confidence intervals
2nd semester: topics 18 - 29 in textbook, to cover
Tests of significance, inference, bivariate data, two way tables, Chi-square distributions, correlation and least squares regression
3. Textbook: Workshop Statistics, Discovery with Data, by Rossman, Chance, Von Oehsen. Book comes with a CD. Textbook must be covered, returned in good condition, and cared for while on loan to the student. Bring text to class EVERY DAY!!
4. Grading System: All assignments are expected to be done neatly, on time, and honestly. Assignments are posted on my web page: email@example.com .
a. Overall grade is calculated as a weighted average, described below.
Homework 10% - must be done completely, with work shown, and turned in on time. Late homework (1 day) will be accepted at half-credit Homework is assigned frequently.
Participation 30% - journals, class participation, projects, classwork.
Quizzes 20% - Often announced, sometimes unannounced (pop quiz)
Tests 40% - All tests will be announced. Passing grade for tests, quizzes and the class is 60%.
b. Calculation of overall grade
95% - 100% = A+ 75% - 79% = C+ Below 60% is failing,
90% - 94% = A 70% - 74% = C and will receive an F
85% - 90% = B+ 65% - 69% = D+ - avoid this!!
80% - 84 % = B 60% - 64% = D
c. Make-up work for EXCUSED absences – must be done within a “reasonable” amount of time. Typically, one day of make-up time for each day of absence. It is the student’s responsibility to get any missed notes from a classmate. Missed exams or quizzes must be made up within one week. The student is expected to pursue all missing assignments. Those not made up within the stated time frame will receive a score of Zero.
d. ZANGLE and Student Connect. I post grades regularly on Zangle, typically within a week.
e. Cheating Policy (VUSD)
A student who attempts to or gains an unfair advantage over any other student because of unacceptable behavior is subject to the following:
Level One - zero on the assignment or test, conference with the student, contact the parent and send copy of form B to both parent and the Assistant Principal
Level Two - zero on the assignment, 2 day suspension by the Assistant Principal, notify parent with Form C, parent conference
Level Three - zero on the assignment, 5 day suspension by the Assistant Principal,
notify parent with Form C, parent conference
Level Four – Student shall be transferred from the high school and placed in
5. Rules and Expectations. My rules are fairly simple
– RESPECT for all - This means treat others how you wish to be treated. Use appropriate language and tone. Respect property, resolve issues,
– DO YOUR BEST. What you get from this class depends largely on what you put into it!
– EXPECTATIONS Students will be expected to
1. Be in their seat when the tardy bell rings, with BOOK, supplies, ready to begin
2. Participate in all class work. Stay focused.
3. Pay attention, take notes during instruction, and ask questions
4. Keep all electronic distractions in their backpacks. CD players, video games and cell phones will be turned over to their administrator if used during class
5. Stay in assigned seat until dismissed.
– TARDY It is important to be on time and prepared for class when the bell rings. I keep track of tardy arrivals; you will be expected to serve a class detention for your tardies.
6. Consequences Failure to meet the above rules and expectations will result in disciplinary action, according to school policy. (Verbal reminder, conference, removal of privilege, phone call to Parents, counseling referral, administrative referral.)
7. SUPPLIES To be successful, students must be prepared and organized. Please have:
· A 3-ring binder, organized and used daily!
· Dividers – sections needed for Journal, notes, homework, current events
· Loose leaf paper
· Graphing Calculator – TI 83 or TI 84
· Writing implements
· Book Cover – not the adhesive kind
Parents, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Student success is the goal, and I am happy to discuss any ways to help your student succeed.
805-289-1842, ext 2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane B. Elrod Happy Pie Charting!
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