Welcome to AP Statistics! The following information will provide details about the course structure, assessments, and how you can be successful in this class.
The statistics part of this course is approximately equivalent to a one-semester college course in statistics at a major university. AP credit that is earned is usually for one semester or possibly two quarters. The course will cover exploratory data analysis, experimental design, random variables, probability and inferential statistics. The course relates the formal mathematical content to the real world, through the study of applications and the use of authentic data sets. We will explore probability primarily through a series of experiments and simulations. This course, in addition to your hard work, should be excellent preparation for the AP Statistics exam offered in May.
Grades will reflect the points you accumulate in each of the following categories during the semester. The approximate breakdown is as follows: 12.5% Homework (optional)* 2.5% In class FRAPs /AP Homework ** 15% Projects 55% Tests and Quizzes 15% Final Exam Letter grades are assigned on the usual scale: A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69, F 59 and below. Plusses and minuses are the top and bottom 3% of each letter range. Grades can be accessed through Infinite Campus. *
We will have a test or a quiz
every 2 weeks in this class. You will be able to drop the lowest test score for the If you are absent the day of a chapter review, you are not allowed an extra day to prepare for the test.
FRAP is short for Free Response AP. At the end of each chapter you will be given a FRAP question from previous AP exams to be completed in class. Your response will be graded and recorded for accuracy based on AP grading scale.
A calendar
outlining the topics and assignments for each chapter will be posted on the website. Assignments are assigned each day and are due in a packet
I expect that everyone that is in AP Statistics to take the AP test, but it is not a requirement. Please talk to me if plan on not taking the AP test. **There is a make-up AP Statistics test if there is conflict. Please talk to me about this option.
You will need a
graphing calculator with good statistical functions on a
There will be four group projects, one in each quarter of the year. The first will emphasize exploratory data analysis, the second will be a survey, and the third will involve designing an experiment to test a hypothesis. There will be a fourth project assigned after the AP on a statistics topic of your choice. You will be graded by both the teacher as well as your peers.
From the student handbook, "cheating is taking (or lending) at inappropriate times a person’s work, information, ideas, research, and documentation, without properly identifying the originator." This not only includes exams, but also extends into homework assignments, projects, and any work turned in as your own. I trust that all work you submit is original, and you did not take any action that would be deemed inappropriate in order to complete the assignment. Please feel free to speak with me for further clarification.
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Please turn them off, or place your phone on silent before you enter the classroom.
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