AP Statistics
The Fine Print
Course Goals
The College Board lists the following categories of course skills that students will develop upon completion of AP Statistics:

Students will learn to select statistical methods for collecting and/or analyzing data for statistical inference

Students will be able to use data analysis to describe patterns, trends, associations, and relationships in data

Students will explore random phenomena using probability and simulation

Students will develop how to argue or justify a conclusion from evidence using data, definitions and statistical inference
Each unit of the course will connect two or more course skills and big ideas to allow students to make meaningful connections among concepts.
The course is organized around the following foundational concepts of statistics:

Variation and distribution – Students will use graphs and numerical calculations to describe variations and patterns seen among given data.

Patterns and uncertainty – Using probability and reasoning students will recognize patterns in data and project sample data to larger populations. Students will also describe errors found in experiments or surveys and tell how that affects conclusions.

Databased predictions, decisions and conclusions – Students will use tools to make predictions and describe relationships among data. These tools can include learning how to conduct a welldesigned experiment, creating graphs of data and using statistical inference to draw conclusions.
Prerequisites

Students should have successfully completed the high school math sequence: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Course Resources
Textbook and Homework:

Practice of Statistics, 4th edition by Daren Starnes, Dan Yates, and David Moore (2012)

ISBN: 9781429245593

Optional: hardcopy textbook loaned through Blue Tent OnLoan


Barron’s AP Statistics, 9th edition ISBN: 9781438009049 (Note! Edition may change.)

Digital Resources: $35
Calculator:

TI84 series or TINspire Series
Web Resources:

AP Classroom  a free College Board online resource where students can practice and prepare for the AP exam

Varsity Tutors  free AP Statistics diagnostic tests that break down concepts individually so students can assess which topics to spend more time on

Zoom  a free teleconferencing application
Technical Resources

Required:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

A free phone/computer scanning app (such as CamScanner and Adobe Scan)


Recommended:

Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a builtin computer microphone will work if needed)
