Statistics General Info



Text for STATISTICS (First semester):
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, Starnes. Publisher: W.H. Freeman and Co., 2002. (ISBN 0-7167-4773-1).
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Texts for FINANCE (Second semester):
Guide to Understanding Money & Investing, by Morris and Morris. Publisher: Lightbulb Press, 1999. (ISBN 0-684-86902-0).
Guide to Planning Your Financial Future, by Morris, Siegel, & Morris. Publisher: Lightbulb Press, 1998. (ISBN 0-684-85724-3).

Your notebook:
A 3-ring binder with four distinct, and clearly identifiable sections:

  • Section 1: Most recent material. Handouts, miscellaneous note, etc. Things that have yet to be organized.
  • Section 2: Past daily work (homework that has been checked).
  • Section 3: Past test, quizzes, etc. ... with corrections.
  • Section 4: Materials that have been handed out in class (Frequently organized materials from Section 1.)
      Your notebook should
      ...always be brought to class.
      ...always be neat and well-organized.
      ...have your name on the cover. clearly indexed (four sections.)

Things you should bring to class every day:
Textbook, calculator, notebook, writing instrument (pen, pencil), and a positive attitude.

This is a rough outline of how grades will be determined. (There is some overlap in the categories.)

  • 60%: Tests, quizzes, projects.
  • 10%: Coordinated work with station-mates.
  • 10%: Individual efficiency and reliability.
  • 10%: Quality of homework, daily preparation, individual projects.
  • 10%: Individual willingness to participate in discussions and classroom activities.

Please note carefully: It is very important that you arrive for class on time. This will be an activity-based class. Activities will frequently begin right at the starting bell. The class will not be delayed by repeating instructions for those who arrive late. Since a portion of your grade is determined by your involvement in classroom activities, on-time arrival is essential.

Since both STATISTICS and FINANCE are courses in the process of development during the 2002-03 academic year assignments will be developed on a day-to-day basis. In general, it is recommended that students concentrate on current concepts and topics and not attempt to work ahead. If, for some reason, a student requires knowledge of advanced assignments, he/she should consult with the teacher.