AP® Statistics | 2022-23

Blue Tent AP Statistics

In this live or self-paced AP Statistics class, homeschooled high schoolers 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 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 Class: Students cover the same material as the live class, but 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

  • Two options:

    • AP Statistics | Traditional full-year live class

    • Self-Paced AP Statistics | can be started any time and must be completed within 12 months of start

  • Tuition:

    • AP Statistics: $725

    • Self-Paced AP Statistics: $425

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Dates: Live Class August 15, 2022 to May 2023 (AP exam). See our FAQ for a complete list of days, times, and breaks.

  • Weekly Live Classes 

    • Meet live once a week on alternating Tuesdays and Fridays

      • Test Prep Tuesdays once every other week from 3-4 p.m. Eastern 

      • FRQ Fridays once every other week from 3-4:30 Eastern

  • Optional Live Study Halls: ​

    • Tuesday 6-8 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 size: 20

  • Course materials are listed HERE.

  • Format:

    • 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: Will cover the same material as the live class, but with teacher-produced video instruction.

  • This class is College Board-approved.

The Weekly Schedule

AP Statistics will include recorded teaching videos, live 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. These are designed to mimic the AP exam to give students thorough practice with the AP framework.

  • Previous AP exam multiple choice and free response questions to aid in test-taking skills 

  • Forums (in the live class) where students discuss concepts in-depth to expand their understanding of the "what" and "why" of what is being learned

 

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. You can learn more about this in her course demo video.

 

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.

  • The class 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. 

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

  • A hard-copy text can be borrowed 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!