AP Statistics General Course Info 2016-17

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AP Statistics Course Info

The 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 2016-17

For more info about the course, browse the official course syllabus or please visit the College Board AP Statistics course info page.


Students 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.

Grading Policy:

Textbook problems

Other Handouts & Resources

Here are the formula charts & tables that we use in class:

  • Formula Charts Class 2015 - the formula charts that we use in class. This contains BOTH sheets. The z-tables begin on page 3.