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:

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

2. 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.

3. 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/Trigonometry
Course Details

All problem sessions will be recorded, so students have the option to participate live or watch the recorded videos.

Please see the FAQ for class dates/times/breaks.
Instructor Demo

See a ZOOM Demo: Ashley Porter, demonstrates her instructional approach and some of the instructional resources.
Course Resources
Textbook and Homework:

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

Affordable used print copies and eBooks are available: ISBN: 9781429245593


Barron’s AP Statistics, 9th edition ISBN: 9781438009049

Hardback copy of textbook loaned free through Blue Tent OnLoan
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

LTCC Online  free practice problems organized by category, giving students the opportunity to zoom in on specific topics and concepts they need the most
Technical resources:
We use ZOOM for live meetings. U.S. and international students need:

An internet connection

A computer with a webcam

Recommended: a headset with a microphone (but your builtin computer audio and microphone will work if necessary)

Students will be emailed a link prior to each live class to join the ZOOM session.