APstats

Advance Placement Statistics is an elective course in which students develop major theories and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, designing a study, anticipating patterns in advance, and statistical inference. Solving real-life problems that require the use of statistical inference and a combination of statistical techniques will be emphasized. Technology will be used to develop understanding and work on large datasets. Students will present, defend, and critique statistical arguments.

Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the CollegeBoard AP Statistics examination in the Spring. Student taking this course are required to have a TI-84+ or higher graphing calculator...preferably a
TI-nspire calculator (some loaners may be available.)

Click here (or to the left on the chalkboard icon) to navigate to the LHS Google Classroom for AP Statistics. This is the principle spot for LHS AP Statistics online interaction.

The last day to retest or submit Q3 make-up work is one week before the end of the quarter: Friday, March 9.

Important Upcoming Events

Our AP Statistics exam will occur at noon on Thursday, May 17th (2018) — check the CollegeBoard schedule page for more information including fees & discount possibilities.

Also, The Annual Greater Cleveland APstats Review is tentatively scheduled to take place Saturday morning, tentatively May 5th at John Carroll University. It will feature presentations by experienced AP Readers on test-taking skills and key content topics. Attendance & participation should help you maximize your test score. Highly recommended!

Homework & other assignments

Bookwork (aka “homework”) should be completed by the indicated day; and should be turned in at the beginning of class on the day of each chapter test. Assignments that are to be turned in online will have a deadline time on the due date specified online. Assignments other than bookwork should be turned in on the indicated date.

Day
Topic
Work
#
1/8 Ice Day no school !
1/9 Practice Binomial/Geometric MCQs complete AAO/VA perhaps 84
1/10 Practice Binomial/Geometric FRQs complete Case Closed! pp554-555
85
1/11 Airline Overbooking, Again begin preparation for Thurs' exam:
bring questions! FRQ solns
86
1/12 Chapter Eight Test prepare for ch 8 exam 87
1/16 Sampling Distributions 101 sampling distributions video assg't
do P9.1 & 9.2 (read start of §9.1)
88
1/17 Sampling Distribution Dynamics read pp564-576 carefully
do P9.4, 9.8, 9.10
89
1/18 Sampling Proportions:
the Normal approximation
read pp564-576 again
do P9.12-9.18 even
90
1/19

Samples: Mean and Std Deviation,
and Central Limit Theorem (CLT)

read pp581-595;
do P9.26-9.30 even
91
1/22

Sampling Distribution of Proportions
Practice Problems Too

read pp591-595, 598-601
do P9.42-9.46 even; two FRQs
92
1/23 Ch 9 Sampling Distribution MCQs

do P9.52, 9.56, 9.58

93
1/24 Chapter Nine Test prepare for test
try III.5 and III.8 on p611
94
1/25 Read Any Good Books Lately? read Activity 10a pp616-617 95
1/26 Introduction to Confidence Intervals watch video #24 Against All Odds 96
1/29 T is for Means I: the t distribution read §10.2 pp642-648
do P10.28-10.32 even
97
1/30 t-confidence interval practice II fish/acid rain/limestone problem 98
1/31 z is for Proportions: another C.I. do P10.32, 10.38-10.40 all 99
2/1 Flipping Kisses Activity 10D read activity 10D carefully p663
read §10.3 do P10.52-10.56 even
100
2/2 confidence interval MCQ practice do P10.58-10.64 even 101
2/5 confidence interval FRQ practice practice FRQs for trade & grade 102
2/6 Chapter Ten Test prepare for test 103
2/7 Testing a Claim About a Population read Case Study, p685 !!
and pp688-693
104
2/8 P-values and test-statistics:
their computation & meaning
read pp687-698 – making notes
do P11.2-11.12 even
complete online video assignment
105
2/9 Type I and Type II Errors read pp699-703
do P11.16-11.26 even
106
2/12 Carrying Out Significance Tests read §11.3 and §11.4;
do P11.44-52 even
107
2/13 Use & Abuse of Tests do P11.66-11.74 even 108
2/14 The Chances of a Type II Error catch up on homework problems
read or re-read §11.4 very carefully
109
2/15 Hypothesis Test MCQ Practice do Case Closed! p735 110
2/16 Hypothesis Test FRQ Practice (in class): pre-T11 practice 111
2/20 Chapter Eleven Test prepare for test (Ch 11 guide) 112
2/21 Significance Tests Out in the Wild read §12.1 do P12.6 & P12.12 113
2/22 Intro to single-sample z-tests read §12.2 do P12.23, 12.24, 12.26 114
2/23 FRQ Practice for Proportion Tests + two single-proportion problems 115
2/26 MCQ Practice for Proportion Tests + complete Case Closed! (ch 12) 116
2/27 Chapter Twelve Test prepare for test (Ch 12 guide) 117
2/28 Comparing Two Means complete online video assignment
Case Study, Activity 13 pp779-780
118
3/1 Paper Airplanes Experiment paper airplane activity 119
3/2 Paper Airplane Data Analysis &
Comparing Two Proportions
read pp 787-790
do P13.20-13.22 all & P13.24
120
3/5 Chapter 13 FRQ practice read pp806-812; do P13.26 & 13.27 121
3/6 Chapter 13 MCQ practice chapter 13 FRQs for trade-grade 122
3/7 SAT® Test Day   123
3/8 Final Chapter 13 Test Prep complete Case Closed! pp825-826 124
3/9 Chapter Thirteen Test prepare for test (Ch 13 guide)
125
3/12 An Intro to Chi-Square Inference
M&M's Activity (expanded)
read & be prepared to undertake
Activity 14A pp834-835
126
3/13 Testing for Goodness of Fit (GOF) read pp835-846
do P14.2-14.10 even
127
3/14 Chi-Square Test for Homogeneity
Chi-Square Test for Independence
watch Against All Odds #29, Q&A 128
3/15 Chi-Square GOF & two-way FRQs read pp850-865
do P14.12-14.18 even
129
3/16 FRQ grading + short Kahoot read pp868-874
do P14.22-14.26 even
130
3/19 Chi-Square MCQ Practice do Case Closed! p880 131
   

Late work will be penalized up to 5% for each scheduled day that it is overdue. The formula used is:

\[adjusted\;score = {0.95^{days\;late}} \times original\;score\]

If events occur making it difficult or impossible to submit work on time, please discuss the matter as soon as possible and before that work is due.

Oh, and here is a previous version of this page from the first quarter and another from the second quarter for your reference.