Teacher: Mr. Matt Micek  mmicek@opusd.org 
    Classes: AP Statistics, CP Statistics, Intro to Data Science


    Congratulations to the students who passed previous College Board AP Statistics exams, thus saving tuition money, earning university credits, and a large amount of respect on your college campus, at family gatherings, and most-of-all, in your own mind! 
     I believe every student can learn Mathematics, especially Statistics & Data Science,
    if you are willing to work at it. 
    Success in the course will be a CHALLENGE. 
    It will require consistency and perseverance. 
    But you can do it. 
    Yes, even if you inherited "bad math genes."
    Struggle = Progress
    If there is no struggle, then there is no progress.

    Frederick Douglass
    There is no great satisfaction from doing that which is easy. 
    The reward for having done something difficult, is having done it.
    Successful People habitually do the things
    unsuccessful people dont do.

    Welcome to Mr Micek's Class!
    In all likelihood, this year will be a memorably great time in your life.
    Welcome the struggle.
    Life (and mathematics) is difficult. 
    As soon as we realize that, and
    come to expect life to be hard,
    it tends to get a little easier. 
    Scott Peck and Matt Micek

    In Statistics class...& lots of Stuff:
    1. Read the Book/Slides
    2. Start HW/Study Early
    3. Share thought w/ Teammates/Classmates
    b4 turning in HW
    as studying for Quiz/Tests
    after receiving graded HW, Quizzes, Tests
    4. Enjoy the Struggle
        b comfortable w/ the uncomfortable  
    5. Grin Occasionally 
    6. Repeat Errday
    Do 3 things every day:
    1.  Laugh
    2.  Think
    3.  Feel so deeply that you cry
    Dont Give Up.
    Dont Ever Give Up.
    Jim Valvano
    wonderful life
    Remember George,
    No one is a failure who has friends. 
    You really have a wonderful life!

    rich with friends
     Each man's life touches so many other lives. 
    Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?

    Hope is a Good Thing.
    Maybe, the Best of Things.

    What are you hoping for that is really grand...really noble...truly significant?

    Most of Success is Practice.  The rest of it (success) is Work. 
    John Wooden
    Everything you want is on the other side of Work.
    Monty Williams
    It is what you learn after you know it all that really counts.