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AP Statistics Course InfoThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Proficient reading and writing skills are extremely important - mechanical math skills often times take a backseat to being able to clearly communicate what the numbers actually mean in the context of the given scenario.
Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course.
Here is the course descriptor that was handed out on the first day of class:
AP Statistics Course Descriptor 2013-14
For more info about the course, please visit the College Board AP Statistics course info page.
CalculatorsStudents should have access to a TI-83/84 graphing calculator (due to recent software updates, a TI-84 is preferable, but either will work).
TI-89 are allowed in class and on the AP exam (yes, they ARE allowed), as are the more recent N-spire models with CAS, however it will be up to the student to become familiar with using those calculator models. Classroom demonstrations will be done on a TI-84.
- Homework: 10%
- Quizzes: 15%
- Major Tests/Projects: 75%
(two major tests per six weeks grading period, each composed of two sections - multiple choice and free response)