Description: Advanced Placement Statistics* is
equivalent to an introductory college level statistics course. Students are
introduced to the major concepts of collecting, organizing, and drawing
conclusions from data. Students will study four broad areas of introductory
·Planning a Study: Deciding what and how
·Exploring Data: Observing patterns and
departures from patterns
·Anticipating Patterns: Producing models
using probability and simulation
·Statistical Inference: Confirming models.
How Parents Can Help
Please download or print the attached Fall schedule. This has all the
classwork and homework for the entire semester. Please ensure that your
student is doing work every night.
The course is online, so a home internet connection is a big plus.
should have completed a second year of high school algebra and possess a
mathematical maturity that includes quantitative reasoning. Students also
should have writing skills that allow them to express answers clearly and
Statistics data analysis is dependent on the use of technology.Students will be required to interpret
output generated by statistical software programs. Students are not expected to
learn how to use various statistical programs. In addition students will have access to a classroom set of TI-83+ calculators.
Scope and Sequence
PART I. PRODUCINGDATA:
SAMPLES, EXPERIMENTS,AND SIMULATIONS 5.
5.1 Designing Samples
5.2 Designing Experiments
5.3 Simulating Experiments
PART II.ORGANIZINGDATA: LOOKING FOR PATTERNSANDDEPARTURES
1. Exploring Data
1.1 Displaying Distributions with Graphs
1.2 Describing Distributions with Numbers
2. The Normal Distributions
2.1 Density Curves and the Normal Distribution
2.2 Standard Normal Calculations
PART IV. INFERENCE: CONCLUSIONS
10. Introduction to Inference
10.1 Estimating with Confidence
10.2 Tests of Significance
10.3 Making Sense of Statistical Significance
10.4 Inference as Decision
11. Inference for Distributions
11.1 Inference for the Mean of a Population
11.2 Comparing Two Means
12. Inference for Proportions
12.1 Inference for a Population Proportion
12.2 Comparing Two Proportions
13. Inference for Tables: Chi-Square Procedures
13.1 Test for Goodness of Fit
13.2 Inference for Two-Way Tables
14. Inference for Regression
14.1 Inference about the Model
Throughout the course students will do
assessments. There are different forms of assessment as outlined below.
- Students will post a response to a topic and will also be required to respond
to another student's posting. Each discussion is valued at 10 points (5 points
for initial post and 5 points for response post). Each unit starts and ends
with a discussion board, and there is a homework help discussion board.
2. Self Check
quizzes - The Self Check quizzes are designed to reinforce the
basic concepts from the lessons. The student may retake the quizzes multiple
times. These Self Checks will count toward the student's overall grade. Each
quiz is worth 100 points.
3. Multiple Choice
quizzes - The Multiple Choice quizzes will cover material
presented in several lessons. The multiple choice quizzes may be taken multiple
times. Each quiz is worth 100 points.
- Throughout the course students will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge
of concepts by answering free response questions. The assignments are designed
to prepare the student for the free response section of the AP exam. All
assignments must be hand written. Assignments are worth 300 points.
- Exams are two part, 48 points of multiple choice questions (12 questions, 4
points each) and 52 points of free response. The free response have the same
format as the assignments mentioned above. Each exam is worth 300 points.
6. Hands-on Labs: Most units will have a hands-on
lab which will be done in class. Each lab is worth 100 points.
7. Wiki Postings: Each student will
be required to post one vocabulary term along with a definition in the wiki
area for each unit. The are also required to add to existing Wiki
postings by other students. In addition, each student will be required to
post a website that they have found useful for each unit. Each wiki is valued at 15 points (5 points for initial
term, 5 points for response post, 5 points for website post).
8. AP Practice
Exams: There will be two comprehensive exams each semester.
These exams will contain multiple choice and free response questions from
previous AP Statistics exams. These exams will count for 15% of each six
Class Policies In an online course, it is easy to fall behind. It is important for you to stay on schedule in each unit. Due dates for assignments in each unit and the final unit test are posted in each unit and in the announcements. If you have problems with meeting the deadlines, contact me before the deadlines. You are expected to do all the work required in a timely manner. Do not copy work from another student, make sure you know how to work the problems. Late work that was not pre-approved will receive a 30 point grade reduction. Be courteous on the discussion boards and in chats. Treat online students with the same courtesy you would expect in a face-toface conversation. Stay on-task and don’t be wasteful of others time. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in one warning. Further incidents, depending on severity, may result in the student either losing chat privileges (and the points they earn) or expulsion from the course.