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AP Statistics | Regular, AP & Self-Paced | 2023-24

Blue Tent AP Statistics

In these live or self-paced AP Statistics and Non-AP Statistics classes, high school homeschoolers work through daily lessons with short, teacher-recorded video instruction, guided notes, and practice problems. Students are free to complete the lessons and assignments at their own pace within each week, but the course is structured to encourage daily learning and practice.​

  • Live AP Statistics Class: Students meet with their instructor and classmates on alternating Tuesdays and Fridays in an active and engaging Zoom problem session. Live sessions consist of examples offered by the instructor, small-group collaboration, and plenty of time to ask questions.

  • Self-Paced AP Statistics Classes: Students cover the same material as the live class, but all instruction is delivered by teacher-produced videos.

  • Self-Paced non-AP Statistics: Students cover similar material as the live class, with all AP-oriented instruction removed. All instruction is delivered by teacher-produced videos.

  • Optional Study Hall: In addition to the live classes, the instructor will offer a two weekly study halls. The study halls are available to all students, including those taking the self-paced class, and can be utilized in two ways:

    • Drop in. Students can drop in to a Zoom study hall at any time for a quick question.

    • Homework time. They can log in to a Zoom study hall--with microphones muted and videos on or off--to work on their math homework, and then unmute to get immediate help when questions arise.

Class Details

  • Three options:

    • AP Statistics | Traditional full-year live class

    • Self-Paced AP Statistics | Closed for the May 2023 exam target date. Can be started any time for the May 2024 exam target date

    • Self-Paced Statistics (non-AP) | Can be started any time | Must be completed in 12 month or less

  • Tuition:

    • AP Statistics: $725

    • Self-Paced AP Statistics: $475

    • Self-Paced Non-AP Statistics: $475

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Dates: Live Class August 14, 2023 to May 7, 2024 (AP exam). See our FAQ for a complete list of days, times, and breaks.

  • Weekly Live Classes 2-3:15 Eastern 

    • Meets weekly on Fridays. These alternate on Fridays​. 

      • FRQ Fridays -- problem session

      • Stats-Only Study Halls -- for both live and self-paced students

  • Additional Optional Live Study Halls: ​these can be utilized by students taking the live class as well as students in the self-paced classes.

    • Tuesday 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern

    • Thursday 6-8 p.m. Eastern

  • Grade Level: 9th and up (successfully completed Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 2)

    • For age/grade guidelines, prerequisites, and class-fit recommendations for all classes, please see our FAQ page.

  • Live class cap: 20 students

  • Course materials are listed HERE.

  • Format:

    • Live class: Zoom and an online classroom. Students who attend live classes are requested to keep their webcams on and participate. Live classes will be recorded for those who miss classes or prefer to watch later.

    • Self-Paced classes: online classroom. Zoom is optional for study halls only.

  • All Blue Tent live math classes are NCAA-approved.

  • All Blue Tent AP Statistics courses comply with the AP course audit and have been approved by the College Board for the 2023-24 school year.

    • On the 2023 AP Statistics exam:

      • 63% of Ashley Porter's AP Stats students scored a 5.

      • By comparison, 15% of all students globally scored a 5.

The Weekly Schedule

All classes include recorded teaching videos. The live AP Statistics class includes Friday problem sessions--where the instructor will offer instruction and students will collaborate, working through given and raised questions--and "Test Prep Tuesdays," where students will review and practice with a variety of tools.​

During a typical week, students might see some of the following:

  • Activities covering specific learning topics that are both aligned with sections of the book, and designed to cover AP exam standards

  • Short instructional videos demonstrating the use of statistics in the real world

  • Supplemental lecture videos to help formalize ideas that are being discovered through the activities

  • Homework problems that build on concepts students learn in assigned activities

  • Checkpoint quizzes to test understanding of terms and concepts

  • Chapter tests, cumulative midterms, and a cumulative final

    • AP classes: some tests are designed to mimic the AP exam to give students thorough practice with the AP framework.

    • AP classes: multiple choice and free response questions will aid in test-taking skills

 

Ashley Porter utilizes the pedagogy and resources from the creators of StatsMedic, which are designed to engage and challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of statistics.

 

Core Resources

Students will be using the 4th edition of The Practice of Statistics, one of the most widely used high school statistics textbooks. It is well known for explaining concepts in a clear manner and for helping students grasp statistical concepts.

  • AP classes will use Barron’s AP Statistics, the leading test preparation book for AP Stats, which is packed full of subject review, multiple choice practice, and free response questions with explained answers. 

  • AP classes will also utilize AP Classroom to monitor their progress throughout the year as they practice with multiple choice and free response questions. 

  • All classes have the option to borrow a hard-copy of the text through the Blue Tent OnLoan program. 

Ashley Porter has a particular passion for statistics, and she hopes students will join her in this highly useful class. She believes students will find it relevant and interesting no matter where their interests lie in high school, college, and beyond! 

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