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AP Statistics

AP Statistics

Prerequisite: Advanced Mathematics I (If time allows, Mathematics Applications is a beginner Statistics course.)

Course Description: Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics is an introductory college-level statistics course that introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This course is designed to prepare students for advanced studies in mathematics at the university level. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem-solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution, patterns and uncertainty, and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions. Students design, administer, and tabulate results from surveys and experiments. Probability and simulations aid students in constructing models for chance behavior. Sampling distributions provide the logical structure for confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will use a TI-83/84 graphing calculator, Fathom and Minitab statistical software, and other Web-based java applets to investigate statistical concepts. To develop effective statistical communication skills, students are required to prepare frequent written and oral analyses of real data. The course provides a useful visual organization that correlates with the AP Statistics curricular components, including: Sequence of units, along with approximate weighting and suggested pacing; Progression of topics within each unit; Spiraling of the big ideas and course skills across units.

Department: Mathematics 

Teacher: Emily Hinman

Credit: 1 Credit (10 Units) 

Length: 1 Year 

Grade Level(s): Secondary III or IV 

Required: Personal graphing calculator 

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