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Probability/Statistics Course Syllabus

Mr. Mitchell

Prerequisite: C or above in Algebra 2B

Course Description:

Probability and Statistics is a single semester course. It is designed to provide an alternative for college prep students who do not want to pursue Pre-Calculus and Calculus in high school, yet want to supplement their math education. The topics to be covered include probability and statistics, collecting data, regression models, combinations, permutations, and normal distributions.  Students should be prepared to work hard, take notes, ask questions, and seek extra help when needed.

Student Expectations:

Students are expected to be in class every day, ready and prepared to complete the tasks of the day.

Students are expected to adhere to the Temecula Valley School District attendance policy.

Students will receive a suspension for being tardy multiple times, according to school policy.

Students are expected to adhere to the district dress code.

The Course Curriculum Includes:

Chapter 1: Exploring Data

Chapter 2: Functions and Models

Chapter 7: Probability and Simulation

Chapter 8: Combinations and Binomial Probabilities

Chapter 10: Binomial and Normal Distributions

Grading Policy: Grades will be calculated using a weighted average in the following manner:

Tests/quizzes 50%

Homework/Classwork, Notebooks and Projects 15%

Final Exam 10%

Assessments: A test will be given about every three weeks and quizzes will be given periodically throughout the chapter. Tests and quizzes will be announced ahead of time in class and on my website.

Homework Policy: Students can expect to be assigned coursework every day. Coursework is expected to be completed by the beginning of class on the next class meeting. Make sure that you show all of your work. Full credit will not be given for homework that has answers only. Students are also expected to check the answers to their course work as they do it so that they can come to class prepared to ask questions. Late course work will be accepted for full credit until the day of the chapter test. After that, it will not be accepted.

Absences: If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what the expected make-up work is and to get the notes and warm-ups that you missed. All missing work is due within 2 days of the absence. If you are absent the day of a test, you will take a make-up test the day you return. Students who are truant on the day of a test will earn a zero and will not be allowed to make it up.  Absence on a review day does not excuse a student from taking a test. Therefore, students are encouraged to exchange phone numbers with one another and to check my webpage regularly so that they can get missed assignments and/or important information.

Class Information: You can get course work assignments, worksheets, information about upcoming quizzes and tests, and your grades off of my webpage.  I try to update the course work assignments every day, but grades are updated every Friday.

Extra Help: It is important to me that everyone learns what I am teaching so that they can be successful. You can request a pass to see me for help during our CAT 30 time.  In addition, I am usually available during lunch.

Calculators: Students will need a scientific calculator for their course work, quizzes, and tests. Students do not need to have a graphing calculator.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and/or concerns.

Jonathon Mitchell

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