The Practice of Statistics (TPS, 4th Ed) Website

Mark McNichols (F-201), mcnichols.1@napls.us,

2015 Summer Work Information Page: Instructions (Google Doc Format)

AP Statistics Moodle Page (Enrollment Key: apstats)

Cool Links:
Gapminder
Google Public Data Explorer
Video Series (Against All Odds)

College Board-AP Statistic Course Overview

AP Statistics Archives

Math Department
Math Department Website
"New" PSAT Practice Test

Day 
 Date Topic In-Class Notes and Activities
Suggested Assignment for Mastery of Concepts
M
8/17
Introduction to AP Statistics:
-Welcome & Class Info (White)
-Learning Target, Reading, Suggested Assignments(Green)
-Course Topics (Salmon)
-Formula Sheet (White)

Additional Information:
-AP Statistics Course, 
Objectives & Exam Information
*Activity:  Gathering Data
Collect Student Data on Board & Discuss.
(Age, Birth Month, Eye Color, Height, # of Siblings)

* Welcome & Class Overview
* Distribute Textbooks
* Discuss Summer Reading
*Video: Formula for Changing Math Ed.

READ: Overview p.xx-xxiii (4 pages) & Ch. 1 Introduction p.1-6
# 1, 3, 5, 7, 8

Complete Online Student Survey
T
8/18
1.0 Overview & Introduction* Complete Index Card Information
* Online Textbook Codes Distributed

Topic:  Categorical vs. Quantitative Data



READ p.8-22
# 11-25 odd, 27-32

Complete the Online Student Survey if not done so already
W/R
8/19-20
1.1A - Analyzing Categorical Data: Bar Graphs & Pie Charts, Graphs-Good & Bad


Class Notes 1.1
Activity: Hiring Discrimination
Complete 1.1 Notes

Optional Reading
(New-Jon Waters/OSU Band Poll)
USA Today Article: Tanning Beds
HW: Quiz 1.1 B & C (Due Friday)
READ p.8-22
# 11-25 odd, 27-32

1.1 Quiz B & C Due Friday
 F    8/211.1B -  Analyzing Categorical Data: Two-Way Tables & Marginal Distributions, Relationships Between Categorical Variables: Conditional Distributions, Organizing a Statistical Problem

1.2A - Displaying Quantitative Data with Graphs: Dotplots, Describing Shape, Comparing Distributions & Stemplots
Discuss Student Survey Results
* Discuss Data Collected from Day 1

Class Notes 1.2
Calculator Skill:  Histogram
READ p.27-35
# 37-47 odd

READ p.35-42
# 53-59 odd, 60, 69-74


M8/241.2B - Displaying Quantitative Data with Graphs: Histograms & Using Histograms Wisely  Complete 1.2 Notes
-Pulse rates graphs, graphing calculator histogram
Quiz 1.2 B & C
 HW: Complete Quiz 1.2 B & C

Check 1.2 Quiz B Solutions on Moodle Portal
T8/251.3A - Describing Quantitative Data with Numbers: Measures of Center-Mean, Median, Comparing Mean & Median, Measuring Spread, IQR, Identifying OutliersBegin 1.3 Notes & Alternative Examples

Article: Zoned Out, Columbus Dispatch
Activity: Student Height Boxplot
READ p.50-58
# 79, 81, 83, 87, 89

Being 1.3 Quiz B/C
W/R8/26-271.3B - Describing Quantitative Data with Numbers: Five-Number Summary & Boxplots, Measuring Spread: Standard Deviation, Choosing Measures of Center & SpreadComplete 1.3 Notes & Alternative Examples

Quiz 1.3 B & C

Class Notes 1.3

* Notes 1.3 (Rainsberg)
Article:  NY Restaurant Grades (SOCS!) 
READ p.58-69
# 91-97 odd, 103, 105, 107-110

Complete 1.3 Quiz B & C
Check 1.3 Quiz B Solutions on Moodle Portal
F8/28Ch. 1 Review/Assessment-In GroupsCh. 1 Test Group Test (MC)HW: Ch. 1 Practice Multiple Choice-Answers
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8/31Ch. 1 Review/Assessment-In GroupsCh. 1 AP Free ResponseCh. 1 Practice Test-Solutions
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9/1Ch. 1 Review/Assessment-In Groups

W/R
9/2-3Chapter 1 TestVideo: The Joy of Stats-Hans Rosling (4 min)
Video: The Joy of Stats-Hans Rosling (20 min)
Website: gapminder.org

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9/42.1A Describing Location in a Distribution: Percentiles, ogives & z-scoresClass Notes 2.1 (day one)

2.1 Notes Guide (Rainsberg)
Lesson 2.1 (Rainsberg)

READ p.83-91
#5,7,9,11,13,15
  9/7  No School-Labor Day 2015  
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9/72.1B Describing Location in a Distribution:
Transforming Data & Density Curves
Ch.1 Test Score Analysis
Continued Discussion of Section 2.1
Class Notes 2.1 (day two)
READ p. 92-104
#19,21,23,31,33-38
Quiz 2.1 B & C
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9/82.2A Normal Distributions: 68-95-99.7 Rule, The Standard Normal DistributionQuiz 2.1 B & C Due
Class Notes 2.2 (day one)

2.2 Notes Guide (Rainsberg)
Lesson 2.2 (Rainsberg)
READ p. 110-119
#41,43,45,47,49,51
W/R
9/9-10Ch. 1-10 Practice TestPractice Problems 2.2 (handout)
F
9/112.2B Normal Distribution Calculations using Table A

Class Notes 2.2 (day two)

Quiz 2.2 B & C
READ p.119-124
#53, 55, 57, 59

 M 9/14 No School-Staff In-service 2015  
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9/142.2C Normal Distributions: Assessing Normality
Check Quiz 2.2 B & C

Normal Probability Plot (YouTube)
READ p.124-130
# 63, 65, 66, 68, 69-74
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9/15Chapter 2 Group Test (For points back)
W
9/16(Even Block Day)
Review Ch. 2 Group Test 
AP Practice Problems

HW: Ch. 2 Practice MC
R9/17  
F
9/18(Odd Block Day)
Review Ch. 2 Group Test 
AP Practice Problems



M9/21 Ch. 2 Test  
T9/22Section 3.1 - Explanatory and response variables, Displaying relationships: scatterplots, Interpreting scatterplotsClass Notes 3.1 (Day One)READ p.141-150
Assignment:  # 1, 5, 7, 11, 13
 W 9/23 No School-Conference Make-Up Day 2015  
W/R
9/23-24Section 3.1 continued - Measuring linear association: correlation, Facts about correlationClass Notes 3.1 (Day Two)
Quiz 3.1 B & C
READ p. 150-157
Assignment:  # 14-18, 21, 26
F
9/25Section 3.2 - Least-squares regression, Interpreting a regression line, PredictionClass Notes 3.2 (Day 1)READ p. 164-167
Assignment:  # 27-32, 35, 37, 39, 41
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9/28Section 3.2 - Residuals and the least-squares regression line, Calculating the equation of the least-squares regression line Class Notes 3.2 (Day 2)

Quiz 3.2 B & C
READ p. 168-174
Assignment:  # 43, 45, 47, 53
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9/29Section 3.2 - How well the line fits the data: residual plots, How well the line fits the data: the role of r-squared in regression Class Notes 3.2 (Day 3)

Ch. 3 "Online Quiz" In-class, with partners
READ p. 174-190
Assignment:  # 49, 54, 56, 58-61, 63, 65, 68, 69, 71-78
W/R
9/30, 10/1Section 3.2 - Interpreting computer regression output, correlation and regression wisdom


Complete 3.2 Notes


Suggested: Chapter Review Exercises: p.198
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10/2Chapter 3 ReviewCh. 3 Group Test-For Pts BackSuggested: Chapter Review Exercises: p.198
M
10/5
Review Chapter 3AP Free Response Questions - In Class
Go over Practice Test C
Suggested: Chapter Review Exercises: p.198
T
10/6
Chapter 3 TestChapter 3 Test 
W10/7All-School Testing Day  
R
10/8
Chapter 4 IntroductionIn Class Activity:  Random Rectangles 
F
10/9
No School (Central Day)  

M
10/12
Section 4.1 - Sampling & SurveysNotes 4.1

Read p.205-215
Assignment:  # 1,3,5,7,9,11
T
10/13
Continued 4.1 - Random Sampling & Other Sampling MethodsQuiz 4.1 WorksheetRead p.215-219
Assignment: # 17,19,21,23,25
W/R
10/14-15
Video: Experiments, Causation 
(Substitute-Math Dept Work Day 2013)



 F 10/16 No School-Central Day 2015  
F10/16
Continued 4.1 - Inference for Sampling

Rainsberg:
4.1 - 4.2 Review (Solutions)
Read p.220-225
Assignment: # 27,28,29,31,33,35
 
M10/19


 T10/20   
 W/R10/21-22   
 F10/23 End 1st Qtr.