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Statistics with Technology

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Required Materials
  • Binder: 3 ring, graph paper preferred, dividers for notes, homework, classwork, tests and projects. If a student prefers to use spiral or otherwise bound notebooks, than the student must have a separate binder for notes so that notes can be used while solving problems.
  • Pencils and eraser
  • Blue pen and red pen (or 4 color pen, see optional materials below)
  • Fresh print cartridge for home printer and ream of printer paper (you will be printing out section reading guides every week)
  • Graphing Calculator (see notes below)

Optional but Desirable Materials

Textbook Resources

AP Statistics Exam Resources

Internet Resources (tutorials, reference)

Data Sources

Case Studies

Make Your Own Polls

Graphing Calculator

A graphing calculator is highly recommended for this course
Calculators recommended for AP Statistics exam
The calculator that will be used most often in demonstrations will be the TI-83, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase a TI-83, TI-83+ or TI-84 calculator (silver editions are fine also)
These calculators can be found on sale at a variety of walk-in locations and online including: Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target, Staples, etc.
There are also many used TI-83 calculators for sale at for between $40 and $50. also has many in the $50 range

TI-83 Programs and Guides

Casio Manual and Programming Guides

Simulation Stuff


The Bible Code Debunked

Videos (free)

Videos (that cost money)

Statistics Software (used in industry)

Statistics Software (for education)

Fathom ($39.95)

Statistics Software (free)

Data Visualization Software

Normal Distributions

MathIsFun Normal Distributions in a Nutshell page

Sampling Distributions

Here are some things that are fun to play with regarding sampling distributions:

Confidence Intervals

Here are some fun things for confidence intervals:

Graphs and Plots

Hypothesis and Significance Testing

Miscellaneous Resources