AP Statistics Review Phase 1

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Our review for the AP Exam has started. Phase 1 will take us to the practice AP exam on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00 am in York Lecture Hall. More details will be posted soon.

The review calendar for the first part can be found here. Most of this review will be done out of the Barron’s review books you have obtained, so plan on bringing those to class for the first several days of review. There is a lot more to these books than we plan to do in class, so please continue to work through the practice tests and other chapters on your own.

Don’t forget to attend an AP Pre-Administration Session. The sessions are as follows (and all of them take place in York Lecture Hall):

  • Wednesday, 4/10: Periods 4, 5, 8
  • Thursday, 4/11: Periods 0, 2, 6, and after school

Sessions start immediately at the start of the period, and you will not be allowed in if you are late. Expect to stay the full period.

Assignment for Spring Break

It’s spring break. We just finished the long walk from February break to April. When we get back, we’ll only have 8 short weeks before the end of the school year. But you have a week to rest and regroup  before we get there. So here’s your assignment for this week:

Stay up until 3am, then sleep in until noon. Read a book. Watch a movie. Make a movie with some friends. Go out at night and ponder the stars. Go for a hike in the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Hang out on The Commons with some friends, then each lunch at Waffle Frolic. Plan a day trip to Syracuse, or NYC. Go to the SPCA and pet the cats (or the dogs!). Listen to some music. Start to learn to play an instrument. Do a barrel roll. Watch the first two episodes of Game of Thrones. Go play in a trivia game at Kilpatricks or Ithaca Bakery. Go for a run before the sun rises. Go for a walk in Stewart Park. Go say hi to Mr. Noyes at the farmer’s market (he sells flowers!). Do some push ups, or pull ups, or squats. Make dinner for your family. Bake something. Go out and do a Random Act of Kindness for a stranger. Hop on the TCAT and just ride around for an hour. Go to a restaurant and order something you’ve never tried before. If you’re in AP Statistics, work out of your review book (Practice Exam 1 would be a good choice!).  Go out and practice some rock balancing. Play a board game. Learn a card trick. Start a YouTube channel. Take some pictures, but don’t show them to anybody. Do your chores. Do someone else’s chores. Talk to someone with different opinions from you. Go to somewhere in Ithaca you’ve never been to before. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself and find some time to relax. Then come back on the 22nd ready to work.

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/10

Your test on Unit 8 is tomorrow. You were given two review sheets in class today. Only the first three pages, marked “HW 8.14 – Test Review 1” is due tomorrow. However, if you complete the entire review, that will be worth a bonus HW credit. Review the lesson videos posted below, or work on some IXL practice modules if you’re looking for some additional practice.

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/9

Today, we reaffirmed that the Expected Value is a long-term average. Meaning the results of a small handful of trials are unlikely to produce the same average as the expected value, however increasing the number of trials will produce averages more in line with what you expect.

Don’t forget that our test on this unit will be on Thursday, April 11th!

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/8, plus Test Warning

We did some more practice with calculating Expected Value today, and the homework is to continue that work.

Our test on this unit will be on Thursday, April 11th. If you will not be in school that day, you must make up the test before you leave. NO EXCEPTIONS

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students taking the AP Statistics exam (and any other AP exam) must attend a pre-administration session to complete some necessary paperwork. The sessions are as follows (and all of them take place in York Lecture Hall):

  • Tuesday, 4/9: Periods 0, 1, 3, 7, and after school
  • Wednesday, 4/10: Periods 4, 5, 8
  • Thursday, 4/11: Periods 0, 2, 6, and after school

Sessions start immediately at the start of the period, and you will not be allowed in if you are late. Expect to stay the full period.

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/5

We’ve introduced the last major topic from our unit on Probability: the Expected Value. This quantity is a long-term per-trial average, that gives you a way of determining what a typical outcome of a handful of trials should be. This is an important tool in the field of statistics, and will be something you’ll see again in later math classes.

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

AP Statistics Assignment for 4/5

This weekend, complete the Chapter 25 Investigative Task, using the tests you settled on in class today. If you want to change your mind about which test you use to answer each question, that is okay! Just include an explanation of why you are changing your mind.

As usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the start of class on Monday. Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch25InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch25InvTask”.

Finally, if you have not yet shown me your purchased copy of the Barron’s AP Statistics review book you must have for our AP exam review (or sent me a selfie with both you and the book), please do so by Monday.

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/4

We’re starting in on the second part of the unit today, about Probability Models. These are ways of listing/organizing all the outcomes of a random trial and their, often unequal, probabilities. This will be the basis for one of the most useful tools in statistics: the expected value.

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/2

Our first quiz of Unit 8 will be tomorrow, Wednesday April 3rd. You got a review packet in class today, the answers to which you can find here. For some extra review, take a look at the notes sheets or videos posted on prior days or work on the IXL modules listed below.

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/1

Permutations and combinations tend to be tricky to figure out when you first encounter them, so we spent some more time looking at examples, including a modification to the concept to find arrangements of letters in a word.

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 3/29

The next part of the “counting” part of this unit is understanding the difference between two common patterns of counting: permutations and combinations. In brief, permutations are used to count the number of arrangements of objects, specifically when order matters like with ranked lists, unique assignments, or sequences. Combinations are used to count the number of groups of objects, specifically when order doesn’t matter like with committees or batches.

Today’s links

Cumulative IXL Modules