9/20/2016: This page, while still
useful as a resource for links, is no longer being updated with new
assignments. Please click here for the STA onCampus database.
9/7/2016: If you are having trouble getting your assignment from the new
learning management system (onCampus), click on the
ďcontact informationĒ link and send Mr. Hansen an email message with a subject
line beginning with 2 underscore characters.
5/27/2016: Additional office hours! Because there are still 12 people who need
to pass the Excelcise, Mr. Hansen will be in MH-102
from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
5/24/2016: Mr. Hansenís office hours for exam week are Monday 10:00-2:00,
Tuesday 10:00-1:45, and Thursday 10:00-2:00. Note that there are no Wednesday
office hours because of a funeral. If you canít finish your Excelcise
and/or Must-Pass Quiz during those times, you need to contact Mr. Hansen ASAP!
9/25/2015: Honors Geometry students! Your written assignment for Monday,
September 28, is Section 4-5, #7, 8, 9.
9/1/2015: First day of school.
10/17/2014: Honors Precalculus students! If you have
not already read pp. 340-350, you should do that now. Work through the examples
with a calculator by your side, so that you can verify the correctness of all
the steps. Your ß4.6 homework assignment is on Schoology, and your Log Worksheet 1 (the
one I couldnít find at the end of class Friday) is posted here. Click on the
link to download it; PDF Reader software is required. We will go over the ß4.6
homework assignment and the worksheet in class on Monday.
9/3/2014: First day of school.
5/21/2013: The 10th annual JBAM competition will be held Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday (May 21, 22, 24) at 7:27 a.m. each day.
9/5/2012: First day of school. The first student to correctly explain the
significance of the number 18364 will win a special prize! If nobody comes up
with the correct answer, as designated by Mr. Hansen, then the prize will go to
the person with the most interesting and creative answer, as judged by Mr.
Hansen. Limit of one entry per student. Deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Friday,
9/7/2012. Answers will be accepted by e-mail only. Be sure to type your name in
the body of the message, and use a subject line that begins with two
underscores (__). Here is an example subject line:
††††††††††† __Fred Fredricksonís contest
5/22/2012: The 9th annual JBAM competition will be held Wednesday, May
23, at 2:15 p.m. in MH-102.
5/20/2011: Congratulations to JBAM champion Martin P., who won a
beautiful light-grey tribble with 2-position electronic mood control
(contented/agitated) and to BIG TRIG winner Hank S., who edged
defending champion Karl N. in the Most. Exciting. Match. Ever. Martin and Hank
are both members of the Class of 2011. Way to go, seniors!
7/9/2010: Click here for the 2010 SPS
slides. I have computed standings and
statistics from the first quiz, and as promised, the confidence interval quiz answer key is also
available now. Here are links to the two TED lectures we looked at: Dr. Arthur Benjaminís
plea for statistics reform in the high school curriculum, and Dr. Hans Roslingís use of animated graphs to show trends.
5/20/2010: Congratulations to JBAM champion Tim C. and runner-up
Graham T.! Also, congratulations to Chen W., who dominated the first day of BIG
TRIG competition at McDonaldís, and Karl N., who mopped up in Big Trig
10/27/2009: An old friend is no more. The gnarly old cherry tree at the corner
of Pilgrim Road and Lych Gate Road was probably
present from the earliest days of the school, and the tree was still around
during the centennial celebration in October 2009. However, over the summer the
tree had become severely diseased, and this past week it was cut down. The
photo shows the treeís last big display in April 2009.
Paradox video (the first in what I hope will be a long series of
videos) is now available. I wish to acknowledge Lumina Foundation and Anerian, LLC, for their funding and assistance. There are
currently no Simpsonís Paradox video lectures on YouTube!
and practice quizzes are suggested for students preparing to enter
6/19/2007: Statistics slides for the 2007 School of
Public Service are now available.
5/15/2007: Congratulations to defending BIG TRIG champion Paul W., who
won again this year! There was also a surprise visit from 3-time winner Brian
G. shortly after the end of the competition.
5/8/2007: Congratulations to JBAM winner
Jonathan T., who blew away the competition, though not quite as decisively as
Patrick B. last year. There were more than a dozen contestants, and all prizes
6/29/2006: Cause and Effect slides for the School
of Public Service serve as a brief introduction to statistics.
2/21/2006: Congratulations to all BIG TRIG
competitors, especially Honors Division winner Paul W. and 3-time Regular
Division winner Brian G.!
5/12/2006: Congratulations to JBAM
grand champion Patrick B., who completely ran away with the contest, shredding
1/6/2006: MODD wraps up its first for-credit
10/27/2005: Mr. Hansenís
sweet ride (a rental, alas)
9/7/2005: Grand Opening of
MODD (Mathematics Of Digital Data), taught here for the first time ever
4/28/2005: The MODD
course announcement for Fall 2005 is now available. Any student who has
completed Geometry or above is eligible to enroll.
4/21/2005: Congratulations to JBAM champion Ben R. (a.k.a. Salmon)
and runner-up Brian B.!
4/12/2005: Congratulations to BIG TRIG
winners Alan C., Nick T., and Brian G.!
(Also to runners-up Joey K. and Paul W.,
and to screwdriver winners Michael V. and Gabriel M.)