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Syllabus AP Statistics

 

Instructor: Robbie Chasse                                                      Email: robbie.chasse@sduhsd.net              Room: 45                                                                                    Phone: (858) 755.0125 x2191

 

Office Hours: You should come…many hours to choose from!

  • o After School: M T 2:35 – 3pm
  • o Before School: TH 7 – 7:30am
  • o At Lunch
  • o By Appointment!

 

Course Content: Instruction will focus on mastery of all essential introductory statistics topics, preparation for AP test, and building a foundation for future college courses. The 4 major themes of the course are producing data, analyzing data, Probability and random variables and statistical inference.

 

We will use the primary text The Practice of Statistics by Yates, Moore and Starnes as well as supplemental materials. Many resources for the text are online. The college Board website and AP Central are also valuable resources for the course. Strongly suggest an online account with ALEKS.com to support student success.

 

Calculator: Theoretically you could probably survive with a basic calculator but we will be using the TI-83/84 extensively and is highly recommended for many of the routine calculations can be done much more easily on these. You can buy one new at many places but can also find them for cheap on Ebay and/or Craigslist. Student may borrow one during class and/or use one on the test (class set is limited).

 

Class Website: Edmodo.com ,This is for announcements, discussion board, quizzes, homework posts, etc. You will receive a class code.

 

Class Participation and Attendance: By signing up for this class, you are entering an agreement with me and everybody else here that you will be here on time every day. Missing even one class is very disrespectful to everyone in the classroom. Students with unexcused absences or tardies may not be allowed to make up missed assignments, tests, ect. and will not receive credit. Please read the TPHS attendance policies to be sure that absences are cleared.

 

Students who are not in class in their assigned seat when the bell rings will be marked tardy. 2nd/3rd tardy – warning, 4th tardy – Friday school, 5th tardy – Referral. A tardy in excess of 30 minutes will be counted as an absence.

 

Students are allowed to make up work from any excused absences. Assignments due on a day of absence are due upon return to class. Assignments given on days absent are due within the same number of classes missed. It is the student’s responsibility to get and complete the assignment. All assignments are posted in the classroom.

 

If a student misses a test or quiz, they must be prepared to take the exam the following class. Important dates will be announced in class, posted on the board, and posted online to ensure that all students are present and prepared on test days.

 

Notebook: This is a crucial step for your future success in high school and college. You will learn how to create a notebook that you want to keep as opposed to simply throwing it away at the end of the year. You will need a small 3 ring binder with plain white note-paper and some graphing paper. Your notebook will be graded the day of the exams. It should have 5 sections: Notes, Classwork, Homework, Quiz/Exams, and Glossary. Your notebook will be graded on organization, neatness, and completeness.

 

Homework: Mastering the homework is THE single most important factor for success in and math class. This cannot be stressed enough. Everyone can get a perfect score on the homework because you can try the problems many times. The goal is to make sure you know how to do the problems. Homework will be graded on your Fortnight grading sheet to be turned in 14 days from the day it was handed out. Each assignment is out of 5 points. Homework will be graded on number of problems attempted, work shown and completeness.

 

Exams: This is where you show off all that you have learned. There will be an exam at the end of every unit. If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to attend an exam, due to an extreme case, we might be able to arrange something ahead of time. You are not allowed to use smart technology as a calculator and you cannot share calculators either during the exam. If your phone rings/vibrates during an exam you will be deducted 5%. If you answer it you will receive a zero on the exam.

 

Projects: Students will be required to do a project at the end of each semester. This is your opportunity to shine if you are not good at taking exams. More to be announced!

 

Grading: Grades are posted on Edline.

  • o Scale: 100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69-60% D, 60% – below F
  • o Percentage:
    • Assignments (classwork, homework,…) 20%
    • Assessment (exams, quizzes, projects…) 80%

 

Drop lowest exam score: If you miss less than 3 class periods and have a 90% average on your homework you will be allowed to drop your lowest exam score, each semester.

 

Things that make a very nice person (me) angry:

  • o Cell phones ring in class… VERY RUDE. Please put your cell phone on silent. DO NOT put it on vibrate… turn them OFF. If this is a consistent problem there will be repercussions.
  • o Packing up before class is over… Even more rude and disrespectful, just don’t do it. If you need to arrive late or leave early just let me know beforehand either in person or email and it is ok. Class will begin on time and end on time…every time.
  • o Talking during class lessons… If you have a question, please ask me. No question is a dumb question. Learning does not occur if questions are not asked.

 

Classroom Discipline:

  • o Rules for student behavior
    • Be in class ON TIME.
    • PARTICIPATE  in all class activities.
    • Use APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.
    • LISTEN SILENTLY when someone is speaking to the class.
    • o Consequences will depend on the offense. Students who choose to ignore the rules should expect any of the following: warning, parent contact, Friday School, conference with parents, referral, and suspension.
    • o Food and other distracting items are not to be brought to class. Music/game players, cell phones and such are not to be seen or heard in the classroom or they will be confiscated and may require parent pick-up. The same applies to graphing calculators being misused during class. Please refer to the TP discipline policy.

 

Students with disabilities: If you have a disability and need special accommodations simply let me know and we can work something out.

 

Cheating: Huge NO NO. If you are caught cheating on anything you receive a zero. It will also be reported to the Deans office for further action. Please refer to the TP Academic Honesty Policy. Violation include but are not limited to: copying or sharing assignments, taking use of cell phones during the testing period, use of notes on exam, and discussing exam with other students.

 

Students are encouraged to work together to study and learn concepts. However, the work in assignments should reflect each student’s individuality and contribution to the collaboration. Work that is exactly the same or extremely similar will be considered plagiarism.

 

Help: There are many opportunities for questions and extra help during class period as will as outside of class. Just ask! I have many office hours too. Please let me know how I can support you in learning.

 

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to alter this syllabus during the semester.

 

With Students First,

 

 

Syllabus Algebra II

 

Instructor: Robbie Chasse                                                     Email: robbie.chasse@sduhsd.net              Room: 45                                                                                    Phone: (858) 755.0125 x2191

 

Office Hours: You should come…many hours to choose from!

  • o After School: M T 2:35 – 3pm
  • o Before School: TH 7 – 7:30am
  • o At Lunch
  • o By Appointment!

 

Course Content: Instruction will focus on mastery of all essential introductory statistics topics, preparation for AP test, and building a foundation for future college courses. The 4 major themes of the course are producing data, analyzing data, Probability and random variables and statistical inference.

 

We will use the primary text Algebra II Published by McDougal Littell as well as supplemental materials. Many resources for the text are online. Strongly suggest an online account with ALEKS.com to support student success.

 

Calculator: Students may use calculator in class and on homework assignments. Students will NOT be allowed to use a calculator on the exams or quizzes.

 

Class Website: Edmodo.com ,This is for announcements, discussion board, quizzes, homework posts, etc. You will receive a class code.

 

Class Participation and Attendance: By signing up for this class, you are entering an agreement with me and everybody else here that you will be here on time every day. Missing even one class is very disrespectful to everyone in the classroom. Students with unexcused absences or tardies may not be allowed to make up missed assignments, tests, ect. and will not receive credit. Please read the TPHS attendance policies to be sure that absences are cleared.

 

Students who are not in class in their assigned seat when the bell rings will be marked tardy. 2nd/3rd tardy – warning, 4th tardy – Friday school, 5th tardy – Referral. A tardy in excess of 30 minutes will be counted as an absence.

 

Students are allowed to make up work from any excused absences. Assignments due on a day of absence are due upon return to class. Assignments given on days absent are due within the same number of classes missed. It is the student’s responsibility to get and complete the assignment. All assignments are posted in the classroom.

 

If a student misses a test or quiz, they must be prepared to take the exam the following class. Important dates will be announced in class, posted on the board, and posted online to ensure that all students are present and prepared on test days.

 

Notebook: This is a crucial step for your future success in high school and college. You will learn how to create a notebook that you want to keep as opposed to simply throwing it away at the end of the year. You will need a small 3 ring binder with plain white note-paper and some graphing paper. Your notebook will be graded the day of the exams. It should have 5 sections: Notes/Glossary, Starters, Classwork, Homework and Quiz/test corrections. Your notebook will be graded on organization, neatness, and completeness.

 

Homework: Mastering the homework is THE single most important factor for success in and math class. This cannot be stressed enough. Everyone can get a perfect score on the homework because you can try the problems many times. The goal is to make sure you know how to do the problems. Homework will be graded on your Fortnight grading sheet to be turned in 14 days from the day it was handed out. Each assignment is out of 5 points. Homework will be graded on number of problems attempted, work shown and completeness.

 

Exams: This is where you show off all that you have learned. There will be an exam at the end of every unit. If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to attend an exam, due to an extreme case, we might be able to arrange something ahead of time. You are not allowed to use smart technology as a calculator and you cannot share calculators either during the exam. If your phone rings/vibrates during an exam you will be deducted 5%. If you answer it you will receive a zero on the exam.

 

Projects: Students will be required to do a project at the end of each semester. This is your opportunity to shine if you are not good at taking exams. More to be announced!

 

Grading: Grades are posted on Edline.

  • o Scale: 100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69-60% D, 60% – below F
  • o Percentage:
    • Assignments (classwork, homework,…) 20%
    • Assessment (exams, quizzes, projects…) 80%

 

Drop lowest exam score: If you miss less than 3 class periods and have a 90% average on your homework you will be allowed to drop your lowest exam score, each semester.

 

Things that make a very nice person (me) angry:

  • o Cell phones ring in class… VERY RUDE. Please put your cell phone on silent. DO NOT put it on vibrate… turn them OFF. If this is a consistent problem there will be repercussions.
  • o Packing up before class is over… Even more rude and disrespectful, just don’t do it. If you need to arrive late or leave early just let me know beforehand either in person or email and it is ok. Class will begin on time and end on time…every time.
  • o Talking during class lessons… If you have a question, please ask me. No question is a dumb question. Learning does not occur if questions are not asked.

 

 

 

Classroom Discipline:

  • o Rules for student behavior
    • Be in class ON TIME.
    • PARTICIPATE  in all class activities.
    • Use APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.
    • LISTEN SILENTLY when someone is speaking to the class.
    • o Consequences will depend on the offense. Students who choose to ignore the rules should expect any of the following: warning, parent contact, Friday School, conference with parents, referral, and suspension.
    • o Food and other distracting items are not to be brought to class. Music/game players, cell phones and such are not to be seen or heard in the classroom or they will be confiscated and may require parent pick-up. The same applies to graphing calculators being misused during class. Please refer to the TP discipline policy.

 

Students with disabilities: If you have a disability and need special accommodations simply let me know and we can work something out.

 

Cheating: Huge NO NO. If you are caught cheating on anything you receive a zero. It will also be reported to the Deans office for further action. Please refer to the TP Academic Honesty Policy. Violation include but are not limited to: copying or sharing assignments, taking use of cell phones during the testing period, use of notes on exam, and discussing exam with other students.

 

Students are encouraged to work together to study and learn concepts. However, the work in assignments should reflect each student’s individuality and contribution to the collaboration. Work that is exactly the same or extremely similar will be considered plagiarism.

 

Help: There are many opportunities for questions and extra help during class period as will as outside of class. Just ask! I have many office hours too. Please let me know how I can support you in learning.

 

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to alter this syllabus during the semester.

 

With Students First,