Welcome to AP Stats with Mrs. Harkins
AP Exam Thursday, May 17, 2018 FEE: $94
This
course will draw connections between all aspects of the statistical process,
including design, analysis, and conclusions. Students will communicate methods,
results, and interpretations using the vocabulary of statistics. Students will
use graphing calculators and computer output to enhance the development of
statistical understanding.
School Prerequisites  Honors Calculus or Honors
Statistics before or concurrent
Textbooks  Bock,
David, Velleman, Paul & DeVeaux, Richard: Stats: Modeling the World 2^{nd} Edition PearsonAddison Wesley, MA 2007 ISBN# 0131876236
 Larson, Ron
& Farber, Betsy: Statistics:
Picturing the World PrenticeHall, NJ 2000 ISBN# 0130107972
Additional Resources  Barron’s – How to Prepare for the AP Statistics Exam.
3^{rd} Edition, Martin Sternstein
 www.learner.org,
Against All Odds – Inside Statistics A video instructional series on statistics
 I have many statistics textbooks that I sue to supplement
materials or readings as needed.
Summer Work:  Statistics
is a new area of learning for most students. Statistics is nothing like math
classes that you are used to, there is a lot of writing, analyzing and thinking
about the underlining reasons things happen.
You are expected to become familiar with the vocabulary as well as pull
information from at least one article that Mrs. Harkins will assign.
Technology:  TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator
 Internet Access
Grading:  Habits
of work & learning: 10%
 Quizzes:
30%
 Exams:
50%
 Notebook
Organization: 10%
 Midterm
exam: 10% of semester 1
 Midterm
paper: Exam grade for quarter 3
 Capstone
project: Quarter 4 and Final Exam, total of 5 quiz grades and 1 exam grade.
 **If you are using this as your
graduation capstone
you will also be evaluated on the school capstone rubric.
 AP Statistics Exam: This is mandatory to earn AP weight. The
exam is Thursday; May 17, 2018 the fee is $94
These are the four conceptual themes of study:  Exploring
Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
 Sampling and
Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
 Anticipating
Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
 Statistical
Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypothesis
Course Outline: Unit
1 (Chapters 1, 2, 11,12 & 13): Exploring & Gathering Data  Introduction
 Sampling
 Experiments
& Observational Studies
 Simulations
 Unit
2 (Chapters 3, 4 & 5): Understanding Data
 Data tables
& Frequency Distributions
 Displaying
Categorical Data
 Contingency
Tables
 Displaying
Quantitative Data
 Describing
distributions
 Center
 Spread
 Variation
 Boxnwhisker
& 5# summary
Unit
3 (Chapters 14, 15, 16 & 17): Randomness & Probability  Classical,
Empirical & Subjective
 Conditional
Probability (Multiplication Rule)
 Addition
Rule
 Counting
Principles, Permutations & Combinations
 Probability
Models
 Probability
Distributions
 Binomial
Distributions
 Geometric
& Poisson Distributions
 ChiSquare
Unit
4 (Chapters 6, 18, 19, 20 & 21): Normal Distributions  Standardized
scores
 The Normal
Curve
 Central
Limit Theorem
 Confidence
Intervals (large, small & Proportions, Chisquare)
 Hypothesis
Testing (Large, Small & Proportions, ChiSquare)
Unit
5 (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 & 27): Exploring Relationships  Scatterplots
 Association
 Correlation
 Linear
Regression
 Residuals
 Line of best
fit
 R^{2}
Variation Accounted For
 Extrapolation
 Lurking variables
& causation
 Reexpressing
data
