1st 6 Weeks Syllabus
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
1st 6 Weeks Syllabus
August 23 October 1, 2010
Date     Student Activity                     Objective
8/28   Procedures, People Bingo
8/28   Unit 1 Explanation
8/28   Unit 1 Section A SAS 1          Unit 1 Section A: (SAS 1-3) Students use various numerical
8/26   Unit 1 Section A SAS 2          techniques to estimate large numbers such as assessing the
8/27   Presentation of SAS 2               size of a crowd at a political rally and calculating the number
8/30   Unit 1 Section A SAS 3          of posible telephone numbers in the United States to see 
8/31   Fermi Questions Questions       when the numbers will run out. Students also investigate
8/30     Presentation Fermi Questions   various Fermi Questions that ask them to estimate physical
                                                              quantities.

9/4       Unit 1 Section B SAS 4           Unit 1 Section B: (SAS 4, 5) Students apply proportional 
9/4       Continue SAS 4                          reasoning with ratios, rates, and percents to real-world
9/6       Presentations SAS 4                   problems involving aspect ratios in movies shown on
9/6,10  Unit 1 Section B SAS 5          television, tires, and other applications.

9/12  Unit 1 Section C SAS 6         Unit 1 Section C: (SAS 6-11) Students use averages and
9/14  Unit 1 Section C SAS 7         indices as a tool for thinking about which grading system is
9/12  Unit 1 Section C SAS 8         better for a hypothetical student, slugging averages in
9/14  Unit 1 Section C SAS 9         baseball and NFL quarterback ratings, Fan Cost indices for
9/14  Unit 1 Section C SAS 10       attending a sporting event, and the Gunning Fog Index for
9/18  Unit 1 Section C SAS 11       measuring the readability of a piece of writing.

9/18  Unit 1 Section D SAS 12       Unit 1 Section D: (SAS 12, 13) Students learn how
9/20  Unit 1 Section D SAS 13       identification numbers such as Universal Product Codes
9/20  Research                                    (UPCs) and credit card numbers are created and how check
9/24  Presentations                             digits are used to detect errors and prevent fraud.
9/27  Presentations

9/28  Review
9/29  6 Weeks Test

9/30  Unit 2 Section A SAS 1         Unit 2 Section A: (SAS 1) Students Construct and analyze
10/1  Continue SAS 1                        representations of events, such as Venn diagrams and tree
                                                            diagrams, to determine conditional probabilities, including
                                                            situations where not all outcomes are equally likely. They
                                                            determine probabilities of compound events to make
                                                            decisions about the risks involved in a situation. Students
                                                            investigate dependent and independent events. They also
                                                            analyze and construct area models. This section ends with an
                                                            activity in which students must analyze a weighted tree
                                                            diagram to come up with a scenario that could describe the
                                                            diagram.
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