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 Q1 make-up work is one week before the end of the quarter: Thursday, October 12.

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
#
8/21 Welcome to APstats & Orientation:
Generating Statistical Questions
get textbook & initial paperwork
make folder-tag
1
8/22 The Mechanics of Good Polling read pp38-54; do P1.2-1.6 even,
P1.10-1.12 all; first online poll
2
8/23 Dotplots, Histograms, & Boxplots read pp60-63; do P1.14-1.18 even
Digital Passport Assignment
3
8/24 Ogives and Timeplots read pp69-74; do P1.28-1.32 even 4
8/25 Measuring Center read pp 75-81; do P1.34-1.38 even
(XCO1)
5
8/28 Measuring Spread I Special Problem 0
read pp84-88; do P1.40-1.44 even
6
8/29 Measuring Spread II read pp90-96 do P1.46-1.50 even 7
8/30 Changing Units of Measurement read pp103-105;
do P1.64-1.70 even
8
8/31 Describing and Comparing Distributions with Numbers catch up on homework ¿questions? 9
9/1 MCQ Practice; Chapter 1 Review review learning targets ¿questions? 10
  Labor Day (long weekend) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  
9/5 AP FRQ Trade & Grade - Ch1 Review AP FRQ 2006 #1 : bring to class !! 11
9/6 Chapter One Test prepare for test 12
9/7 Relative Standing:
z-scores and the mean
read pp113, 116-121
do P2.2-2.8 even
13
9/8 The Normal Distribution
and the Empirical Rule 68-95-99.7
read pp123-127, 130;
do P2.14-2.20 even
14
9/11 Normal Computations:
z-scores ⇄ percentiles
read pp139-141
do P2.24, 2.26, 2.29, 2.30
15
9/12

More Normal Calculations
Assessing Normality

read pp142-146
do P2.32-2.36 even
16
9/13 Automating Calculation of z-scores work on Case Closed!, p160 17
9/14 Case Closed, HW Qs & more complete Case Closed! p160 18
9/15 Practice Multiple-Choice Questions do P2.54-2.58 even 19
9/18 Review Chapter Two FRQs-ch2 a&b and a-d
re-read pp130, 157, 161-162
20
9/19 Chapter Two Test prepare for chapter two test 21
9/20 Comparing Funny - QCR read pp169, 171-173, 174-179
do P3.2-3.6 even
22
9/21 Measuring Linear Association:
QCR and Correlation
do P3.8-3.10 even 23
9/22 Two Variables: Form, Direction,
and Strength of a Relation
read pp184-188, 189-193
do P3.14-3.20 even
24
9/25 Test Two Recap - HW Discussion read pp199-203
do P3.30 & 3.32
25
9/26 Least Squares Regression (LSR): The Coefficients catch-up 26
9/27 LSR2: Fit & Residuals read pp205-209
do P3.33, 3.34-3.38 even
27
9/28 LSR3: Coefficient of Determination read pp214-218; do P3.40 & 3.42 28
9/29 LSR4: Regression Routines,
Recapitulated; begin SP3
read pp223-227, 233-237
do P3.44-3.48 even
29
10/2 Correlation and Regression Wisdom
Work on Special Problem 3
complete special problem 3
(SP3 & grading rubric)
30
10/3 Chapter Three FRQ Review Targets

read pp239-242
do P3.78, 3.80, 3.84, 3.86

31
10/4 Chapter Three MCQ Practice ø 32
10/5 Chapter Three Test prepare for Ch3 test
here are more practice MCQs also
one practice FRQ and its solution
33
10/6 Transforming Curved Associations ø 34
10/9 Exponential and Power Models read p257, pp259-265; do P4.3 35
10/10 Regression for Non-Linear Data
Teamwork
read pp267-275, 280-285, and 288
do P4.17
36
10/11 [short day - SAT] 1st period only ø 37
10/12     38
  NEOEA Day (long weekend) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  
10/16 2-Way Tables for Categorical Data read pp292-297
do P4.23,4.24-4.28 even
39
10/17 Simpson's Paradox read pp299-302
do P4.30, 4.38, 4.40
40
10/18 More Categorical Relations catch up on homework, as needed 41
10/19 Titanic Teamwork work on Titanic Teamwork 42
10/20 Diagraming Causality       {end Q1} work on Titanic Teamwork 43
10/23 Chapter Four MCQ Practice read pp305-311, 314-315
do P4.42-4.48 even; turn in Titanic
44
10/24 Chapter Four FRQ Practice do P4.49, 4.52, 4.55, 4.56 45
10/25 Producing Data 101 do P4.58; read p327, pp329-332 46
10/26 Simple Random Sampling,
and Its Alternatives
read pp334-341; do 5.8-5.14 even 47
10/27 Chapter Four Test prepare for Ch 4 test 48
10/30 Random Selection:
Its Procedural Details
{no assignment} 49
10/31 Practicing Random Selection:
A Bevy of Teamwork Challenges
read pp343-347
do P5.16-5.22 even
50
11/1 Design of Experiments Vocabulary triple video assignment (due 11/2) 51
11/2 Designing Experiments + Placebo! read pp354-357
do P5.34-5.38 even
52
11/3 Study & Experiment Vocabulary read pp358-363
do P5.40-5.44 even
53
11/6 The Cookie Experiment read pp366-371
do P5.46-5.50 even
54
11/7 Election Day (no school) ~
11/8 Chapter Five MCQ Practice read pp373-374
do P5.52 & 5.54
55
11/9 Two Kahoots + Quizlet Live join Quizlet classroom; practice 56
11/10 Chapter Five Test prepare for test 57
11/13 The Study of Randomness read p389, pp391-397;
do P6.2-6.6 even
58
11/14 Random Simulations read pp398-402; do P6.8-6.12 even 59
11/15 Probability Models read pp406-410;
do P6.22-6.28 even
60
11/16 Probability Rules Nutshell read pp412-416
do P6.30-6.36 even
61
11/17

Monty Hall, The Birthday Problem,
and more...

read pp417-423
do P6.38-6.44 even
62
11/20 Ch 6 MCQ Practice - Probability!
(and homework review)
read pp425-429, 431
do P6.46-6.52 even
63
11/21 Ch 6 FRQ Practice - Probability!!
(and homework review)
do P6.54-6.64 even
watch AAO-18 & AAO-19
64
11/27 Ch 6 Review - Kahoot & Quizlet review Ch 6 - bring/send questions
do P6.82-6.88
65
11/28 Chapter Six Test do P6.102-6.108 even
prepare for Chapter Six test
66
   

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.