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. |