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AP Statistics

This one year course is equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus-based college course in Statistics. It will prepare you well for the AP Statistics exam. You will learn about the major concepts and tools used for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. You will explore statistics through discussion and activities, design surveys and experiments.

Skills you will learn:

  • Selecting methods for collecting or analyzing data

  • Describing patterns, trends, associations, and relationships in data

  • Using probability and simulation to describe probability distributions and define uncertainty in statistical inference

  • Using statistical reasoning to draw appropriate conclusions and justify claims

 

Weekly Live Class

Zoom meeting meets every Tuesday, 8 am to 9 am PST (11 am to 12 pm EST). Class will run from August 19, 2024 through May 2025. Breaks to be determined.

Cost

Early Bird Special: $675. After June 30: $725.

Prerequisite

All students should have successfully completed Algebra II. If you have not completed Algebra II, please sign up for my Honors Algebra II class

Course Delivery

  1. Online platform.Students access class materials on Canvas, Sapling Plus and College Board AP Classroom any time most convenient for them. All class materials are available 24/7. 

    • Teacher produced video lectures for each section. 

    • Online assignment provides students with real-time targeted feedback based on their specific misconceptions or understanding of the course material.

    • Apps to perform simulations and generate graphs and summary statistics.

    • Exercise Videos and Chapter Review Exercise Videos

    • Videos of how to use TI-89, TI-Nspire, and TI-83/84 calculator.  

    • Free Response Questions will be graded by the instructor.

    • College Board designed practice test questions. 

    • Flashcards

    • AP Exam Review includes exam tips and strategies, practice MCQ and FRQ for each unit, videos covering released College Board AP Exam FRQ. ​

  2. One optional live Zoom session per week with the instructor that focus on key concepts, challenging assignments, AP multiple choice and free response questions. Students enjoy group activities and problem solving. Attendance is optional and recording will be made accessible for those who cannot attend. Student who cannot attend the class should watch the recording.

Text Required

Sapling Plus  includes

  • ebook of Practice of Statistics, Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore Seventh Edition. This is the most updated version that features a revised College Board organization to match the new unit structure in the 2019-2020 Course Framework for AP® Statistics.

  • Homework Assignments, Worked Example Videos, Worked Exercise Videos, Chapter Review Exercise Videos, TI-83/84, TI-Nspire and TI-89 Calculators Videos Statistical Applets, Data Sets, Flashcards.

Detailed instruction will be given after registration.

 

Technical Requirements

  • Computer, high-speed internet access, e-mail capability, with camera

  • Smartphone or scanner to save multiple handwritten pages as a single PDF file

  • Graphing calculator – TI-89, TI-Nspire, or TI-83/84 Plus 

Why Take This Class? 

“Statistical Thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.” - H.G. Wells. Statistics is the most widely used branch of mathematics, which we use to analyze the world around us. In the information age, computers allow us to collect and store information in previously unimaginable quantities. Statistical literacy is needed for the data analysis skill which has become a tremendous asset in education and job application, regardless of career. Statistics is needed in science, technology, business, medical, psychology, economics, and politics. Many students found statistics the most interesting math class in their high school education. 

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