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Jan. 09, 2018

Delicious exam!

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

On Wednesday, 1/10/18, we will have a delicious exam, covering chapters 5-9! 

Dec. 11, 2017

For wednesday, 12/13

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

For Wednesday, 12/13, read chapter 9!

Dec. 05, 2017

Change in this week's assignments

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Because of the play, and because I didn't finish lecturing on Chapter 8, we will proceed as follows:

On Wednesday, 12/5, I will continue lecturing on Chapter 8.
On Friday, 12/7, exercises 8.1-8.5 will be due at the beginning of class, and I will discuss them.
On Monday, 12/10, exercises 8.6-8.10 will be due at the beginning of class, and I will discuss them.

To those in the play, break a leg!

Dec. 02, 2017

More about extra credit

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

If you do extra credit to make up for a bad grade, your resulting grade is determined as follows: Your grade on the make-up, expressed as a percentage, adds that percentage of the difference of your original grade and one hundred to your original grade. In other words, if your original grade is O, your grade on the extra credit is E, and your resulting grade is R, then R = O + (E/100)(100-O). For example, if you got a 40 on your first try, and then got a 50 on the extra credit, your resulting grade would be 40 +(50/100)(100-40) = 40 + 30 = 70.

This means that you have nothing to lose by doing the extra credit.

Dec. 01, 2017

Assignment for 12/4/17 and the next two classes

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

I would like to spend only three class days on chapter 8; so read the chapter by 1/4, do the first five exercises by 1/6, and do the next five exercises by 1/8. 
Exercises must be handed in at the beginning of class (or immediately upon arrival of a late student) in order to be acceptable (see previous post for more details). I am willing to give extensions if there is a plausible excuse. 

Dec. 01, 2017

New rules

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

OK, it makes no sense for students to hand in an assignment on the same day that the assignment is discussed in class (unless it is handed in at the beginning of class). Likewise it makes no sense for an assignment to be handed in *after* it has been discussed in class. From now on. late work (as defined above) will receive a zero, and incomplete work will receive a grade based on the amount done correctly. To redress a grade for extra credit, you must get a special extra credit assignment from me. In general, such an extra credit assignment will be more difficult than the assignment it replaces, so rational students will submit their work on time. I remark that when you get to college, you will receive zeros for late work and will have no way to make up for those zeros.

 

Nov. 24, 2017

Assignment for 11/27

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

OK, I made a mistake in my previous message (now deleted).  What we will do is:


On Monday 11/27, students should hand in the first five exercises at the end of chapter 7; then we will discuss them in class.

Nov. 24, 2017

Ignore all messages from 11/24 except this one!

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

The following supercedes any other concerning 11/27.

On Monday, 11/27, I will finish lecturing on chapter 7.
 

Nov. 24, 2017

Ignore previous message

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Ignore previous message.

Nov. 15, 2017

Addendum to previous message

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

On Friday I will also discuss, briefly:

 

1. Refresher on integration by parts, and

2. For random variable X, what does X^2 mean, and in general, what does g(X) mean, where g is a real function?



 

Nov. 15, 2017

For Friday, 11/17

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

We didn't cover chapter 7 completely (not even close), so no exercises are due on Friday, 11/17. Instead, students should review chapter 7.

I aplogize for leaving my book and lecture notes at home.

Nov. 13, 2017

Chapter 7

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

OK, chapter 7, here we come! For Wednesday, 11/15, read Chapter 7 and take a look at the first few exercises. Then on Friday, 11/17, prepare the first five exercises, and for Monday,11/20, the next 5. On Monday we will decide whether we need another day.

Nov. 03, 2017

Next week chapter 6!

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Yes! Next week we will do chapter 6!

Oct. 31, 2017

assignment due 11/1

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

For Wednesday, 11/1, students should complete exercises 5.1 through 5.5 on pp. 68-69.

 

Oct. 23, 2017

exam on Wednesday, 10/25

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

On the full-period exam on this Wednesday, 1/25, Students will be expected to have memorized the mathematical expressions for the Burnoulli, Binomial, and Geometric distributions. The exam will be open-notes, but not open-book.

Oct. 21, 2017

Exam

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

In class on 10/25, there will be a full-period exam on all the material presented so far. This will also be the last day for handing in extra-credit work to influence the first quarter grade. For extra-credit, the student may do any exercises not previously handed in.

Sept. 13, 2017

Grace for first two

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

I have decided not to use the grades for the first two assignments as part of your quarter grade. They are a chance for you to measure yourself.

Sept. 12, 2017

2nd assignment

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Exercises 2.6-2.10, originally due 9/11, may be handed in on 9/13.

Sept. 12, 2017

Assignment due 9/15

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Exercises 2.11-2.15 due in class on 9/15.

Sept. 05, 2017

Assignment due 9/8/17

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

Students should do exercises 2.1 -- 2.5 in section 2.7 of the book (see below), to be handed in in class on 9/8/17. I have extended this deadline from 9/6 since it took me so long to get Thinkwave going.

The book is Dekking, F. M, et al., "A modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics". This book is on order, but in the meantime, students can get a pdf of it here:

https://cis.temple.edu/~latecki/Courses/CIS2033-Spring13/Modern_intro_probability_statistics_Dekking05.pdf

Sept. 05, 2017

Thinkwave

from:Bowen, Paul

to:Statistics

OK, I think I have finally managed to get going on Thinkwave. I will soon post an assignment, the one that was given orally in class on Friday.

Aug. 30, 2017

Before School Help

from:Sayers, Ken

to:Computer Science Principles

We'll be installing some software and doing some programming.  These two things can sometimes go awry in unexpected ways.  Some of the best programmers I have worked with run into strange issues when programming or setting up new tools.

I will be at the school around 8am each Tuesday and Thursday to be available for anyone having issues with anything.  Just stop in and we'll work on it together.

Also, if you want need some help outside class at another time, don't hesitate to send an email to me at kensayers@shillingschool.org.  I can respond via email or we can skype.

Ken

Aug. 27, 2017

Using Confluence

from:Sayers, Ken

to:Computer Science Principles

To CSPers

Some of you guys have tried to use confluence and weren't sure how to make it work.  I put some instructions on the class project page

https://schilling-csp.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/TEAM/pages/2818052/Class+Project

Basically, just go to the page, hit the pencil in the top right to edit.

To add a row to one of the tables, click in the table and use the tool at the top that looks like a row being added (one for above and one for below the current row).

Put your information in and then push publish at the bottom.

 

Ken Sayers

Jan. 20, 2017

January Bdays- There were many!

from:Jette, Kelli

to:All Students

files: IMG_0001.JPG

Bdays were aplenty this month!  The Ukrainian ear-pulling custom!

Jan. 02, 2017

Spelling Bee

from:Zoky, Jen

to:All Students

Attached is the list of words provided by the National Spelling Bee. 

Schilling will hold its Spelling Bee Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 1:30.

Nov. 30, 2016

argumentative prompts

from:Zoky, Jen

to:All Students

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/301-prompts-for-argumentative-writing/

Aug. 24, 2016

useful links (I will keep udating this)

from:Strong, Judy

to:All Students

files: Links.doc

File with links  first version

Sept. 28, 2015

Science Quiz Retake

from:Downey, Laura

to:Science 5-6

Dear Parents: Please be advised that many of the students did not feel that they did well on the science quiz. We discussed (and wrote down!) strategies for successfully studying notes, and students who choose to do so may study and retake a slightly more difficult version of the quiz on Wednesday. -Mrs. Downey

Sept. 22, 2015

Reading for Thursday

from:Downey, Laura

to:Debate and Communications

Hello students,

Please note that a brief article on having difficult conversations has been uploaded to your assignments. Please read this article and be prepared to comment on it during Thursday's class.

Mrs. Downey

May 26, 2015

4th Quarter Grades

from:Moster, Laura

to:All Students

Dear Students and Parents,

Your current average on Thinkwave represents your (or your child's) 4th quarter grade. Please contact me by Wednesday at 8 p.m. if you have any questions or concerns about your grade. I will submit your grade at that time and will be unable to make changes thereafter.

Thanks!
Mrs. Downey