AP Statistics Assignment for 6/1

This Week’s Assignment

Due to the closure and the lost class time that involved, we were forced to skip the last unit of the course. Ms. Seifert and I have decided this content is still important for you to see, so we’re going to use the last two weeks of class to go back and discuss one more category of inference: the Chi-Square Test.

Ms. Seifert has created some more videos to watch, so please take the time to check them out here:

  1. Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
  2. Chi-Square Test for Homogeneity
  3. Chi-Square Test for Independence
  4. (Optional): Stats Medic Summary of Chi-Square Tests

You may also want to check out the Desmos lesson we did in class on May 28th as a guided introduction to Goodness of Fit tests in particular. We didn’t get the chance to work on the second example (attached earlobes and tongue-rolling) together, but if you want to enter your responses and get some feedback, let me know and I can leave comments on your work. Make sure you sign in to your Google Account on Desmos, otherwise you won’t be able to access your responses again!

By Friday, June 5 at 2:00, please log into AP Classroom and take the Chi-square “Quiz” that is posted. The system should give you your score automatically after you complete the assignment, and if you have any questions about it, please sign up for Office Hours so we can chat!

This work is optional and not completing it will not impact your grade for the course.

Virtual Classroom Session

We’ll have our final virtual classroom session on Thursday the 4th at 10:00 am. Come by to say goodbye to your classmates and have a little fun! We’ll be going back to Zoom this time, and I’ll post the connection details Thursday morning.

InCA Final Project Due 6/8 – Trig In My World

This Week’s Assignment (Assignment Archive Here)

No new work will be assigned this week. The last part of Lesson 7.2 is due this Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00.

Final Project Due 6/8: Trigonometry in My World

The expectations of the project are simple (full details for this project are here)

  1. Find two triangles in your world and take a picture. They can be in your room, somewhere in your home or apartment, in a nearby park, or somewhere you go frequently.
    • Neither triangle can be a right triangle or an equilateral triangle, and at most one can be isosceles
  2. Measure the side lengths of the triangle, either the real physical one or your picture.
  3. Use the Law of Cosines, find one angle measurement for the triangle
  4. Use the Law of Sines to find another angle measurement
  5. Find the third angle by using the fact that all three angles add to 180°
  6. Use the Sine Formula for Area to find the area of the triangle.

Refer to Lesson 6.5 – Problem Set 2 for a reminder of these formulas, and refer to these IXL modules for some extra examples of what I’m asking you to do  with the project:

You will create a Google Slides Presentation with two slides, one for each triangle. On each slide, upload your picture of the triangle and either type your math work or upload clear photos of handwritten mathematical work.

Your Google Slides are due on Monday, June 8 at noon. I’ll be using this rubric to grade this project.

Questions? Please email me to ask and/or sign up for or drop in during an Office Hours session!

Virtual Class Session

We’ll have our final virtual classroom session tomorrow, Tuesday the 2nd at 1:00 pm. Come by to say goodbye to your classmates and have a little fun! We’ll be going back to Zoom this time, and I’ll post the connection details tomorrow.

InCA Lesson 7.2 – Probability Distributions and Expected Value

You have a final project for the Trigonometry Unit (Unit 6) due on 6/5. Click here for details.


This Week’s Assignments (Assignment Archive Here)


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Virtual Office Hours

Sign up or drop in!

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/26

This Week’s Assignment

Watch these three videos:

  1. Two-Sample T-test Example 1
  2. Two-Sample T-test Example 2
  3. Matched Pairs T-test

Take notes as needed and revise your response to the ACT Investigate Task by Friday, May 29 at 2:00 pm. If you are just editing the existing Google Document that you have already submitted, you do not need to submit the document a second time. Otherwise, use the typical file naming guidelines

Chi-Square Tests

Due to the closure and the lost class time that involved, we were forced to skip the last unit of the course. Ms. Seifert and I have decided this content is still important for you to see, so we’re going to use the last two weeks of class to go back and discuss one more category of inference: the Chi-Square Test.

Ms. Seifert has created some more videos to watch, so please take the time to check them out here:

  1. Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
  2. Chi-Square Test for Homogeneity
  3. Chi-Square Test for Independence
  4. (Optional): Stats Medic Summary of Chi-Square Tests

You may also want to check out the Desmos lesson we did in class on the 28th as a guided introduction to Goodness of Fit tests in particular. We didn’t get the chance to work on the second example (attached earlobes and tongue-rolling) together, but if you want to enter your responses and get some feedback, let me know and I can leave comments on your work. Make sure you sign in to your Google Account on Desmos, otherwise you won’t be able to access your responses again!

By Friday, June 5 at 2:00, please log into AP Classroom and take the Chi-square “Quiz” that is posted. The system should give you your score automatically after you complete the assignment, and if you have any questions about it, please sign up for Office Hours so we can chat!

This work is optional and not completing it will not impact your grade for the course.

AP Exam Model Responses

AP exam questions have been released to teachers, but there are too many versions of the exam to write the model responses that I promised. Instead, if you’d like to review your responses with me, you can sign up for an Office Hours session and we can chat. For security reasons, I won’t be able to reveal the exact text of the questions you saw, but I’ll answer any questions you might have about your response to the best of my ability.

InCA Final Trigonometry Project – Trig in My World

I am excited to announce our final project for Unit 6, about right and non-right triangle trigonometry! It is called [drumroll]

Trigonometry in My World

The expectations of the project are simple (full details for this project are here)

  1. Find two triangles in your world and take a picture. They can be in your room, somewhere in your home or apartment, in a nearby park, or somewhere you go frequently.
    • Neither triangle can be a right triangle or an equilateral triangle, and at most one can be isosceles
  2. Measure the side lengths of the triangle, either the real physical one or your picture.
  3. Use the Law of Cosines, find one angle measurement for the triangle
  4. Use the Law of Sines to find another angle measurement
  5. Find the third angle by using the fact that all three angles add to 180°
  6. Use the Sine Formula for Area to find the area of the triangle.

You will create a Google Slides Presentation with two slides, one for each triangle. On each slide, upload your picture of the triangle and either type your math work or upload clear photos of handwritten mathematical work.

Your Google Slides are due on Monday, June 8. I’ll be using this rubric to grade this project.

Questions? Please email me to ask and/or sign up for or drop in during an Office Hours session!

InCA Lesson 7.1 – Probability

You have a final project for the Trigonometry Unit (Unit 6) due on 6/5. Click here for details.


This Week’s Assignments (Assignment Archive Here)


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Virtual Class/Office Hours

We will not have a virtual classroom session this week. Instead, I am offering expanded office hours where you can sign up or drop in for direct 1-1 help. See the schedule here.

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/19

UPDATE (5/21): I’ve uploaded a video of the final class conversation before the exam. I address some misconceptions about the test and answer student questions. Find it in the video archive here (password is our room number at IHS)

This Week’s Assignment

Study for your AP Exam on the 22nd! Read over CollegeBoard’s AP Statistics Test Guide and/or my version here.

Some resources:

What you need on Test Day

Practice Exams

Topical Review

  • IDENTIFY THE TEST: One thing I have noticed some students having difficulty with is identifying which test to use for a particular scenario. You can practice with this online game. Select the tests you want included in the mix and then click Submit, and you’ll be given a number of scenarios that you’ll be asked to identify the proper procedure before.
    • You should uncheck all three Chi-Square tests, the 1-Way ANOVA test, and the “Prediction Interval for a Single Value of y for a Fixed x”
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITSI encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: The CollegeBoard YouTube page has a number of single-topic review videos in addition to the timed AP tests.
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICEAll AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!

Virtual Class Time and Office Hours

I’ll be running two virtual class sessions this week, both on Google Meet

  • Tuesday, 5/19 at 1:00 to 2:00pm
  • Thursday, 5/21 at 10:00 to 11:00am

In additional, I have several Office Hour sessions planned. Please sign up or drop in.


After the Exam

We will be doing two things.

  1. I want us to go back to t-tests (chapters 22-24 of your textbook) and review some of the smaller details that Stats Medic left off. After this redo, I want you to resubmit your ACT Investigative Task
  2. We skipped Chi-Squared tests, which some of you may already have some familiarity with from AP Biology. It’s an important topic, worth looking at.

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 10 – LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION FRIDAY, JUNE 5

On Friday, May 15, Governor Cuomo announced that five regions would enter “Phase One” of the reopening process. These regions include both the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions, meaning Tompkins County and all neighboring counties have begun  the re-opening process. See this page for more details about what Phase One looks like.

Unfortunately, all NYS schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. At Ithaca High School, the last day of instruction will be Friday, June 5. While some assignments may be due after that date, teachers are being instructed to not assign any additional work after June 5.

All students will be given the option for each course to take a “pass/fail” grade for any courses they are currently taking, instead of the traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information. I’ll calculate an estimated grade during the week of June 8 so that you can better make this decision. Keep an eye on your Schooltool account. That is my primary means of communicating to you about your grades!

We are still figuring out some of the further details for what the end of the year looks like. Keep an eye on this page or your email for more information.

Important/Useful links:

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 9 – LAST CLASS DAY JUNE 5

On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that all NYS schools, including K-12 and colleges, will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

The last day of classes at IHS will be Friday, June 5. Some work may be due after that date, but no new content will be assigned on that day. After June 5, you’ll be given an option to take a grade for the course of “pass/fail” or a traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information.

Important/Useful links:

InCA Lesson 6.5 – Law of Cosine

Click here for an alternate version of the InCA Assignment Schedule

This Week’s Assignments


Optional Viewing/Additional Practice


Office Hours

The results of the weekend’s check-in poll indicated that you would prefer a combination of appointments and open drop-in time for office hours, with a heavier preference towards the latter. Please review the schedule posted here to sign up for a session.

Drop-in Hours:

  • Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday from 10:00 am to noon

Official Scheduled Hours: 

  • Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

I may be available at other times this week as well. Let me know when you’d like to meet!


Past Assignments + Additional Practice

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/12

This week’s assignment

We have another practice exam for you this week. Please complete it by next Tuesday, the 19th.

  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 1
    • Give yourself 30 minutes to complete this question (25 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using (maybe try a different one than you used last time, to see how well that goes for you).
  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 2
    • Give yourself 20 minutes to complete this question (15 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using. Try using the same one as Question 1, or experiment with a different option.
  • I will score your response according to a rubric. Your grade will be based on your completion (10 points in SchoolTool)
  • Please plan on completing these by Tuesday, 5/19 at 2:00 pm

Last Week’s Assignment

I’ll be sending out some general feedback about your responses to the practice AP exam questions posted last week. In the meantime, you can review some model solutions here:

A quick note about the Investigative Tasks you turned in last week: Ms. Seifert and I want to give you another chance at completing this assignment. We realized too late that the videos on StatsMedic, while thorough and sufficient for the AP exam, skip over some of the finer, smaller details the AP ignores that we feel are still important. We’re going to prepare some additional videos to review from so that you can optionally resubmit your investigative task response before we give it a formal grade. Stay tuned for that!


Thursday Virtual Class Time

We will have our usual virtual class session on Thursday, May 14 at 10:00. We’ll be using Google Meet this time. Link: https://meet.google.com/rhp-awup-yuy

Update (5/14): If you missed the meeting but would still like to work on the practice exam, you can find it posted here. My model solution is here, and I’ve posted a video of my debrief and a discussion here (the password is my classroom number at IHS!)

Based on the results of the Google Poll I sent out over the weekend, you want to use our last two sessions for 1) Live timed practice AP questions with discussions afterwards and 2) Prepared lectures on review topics. This then will be our plan for this session and the one on the 21st.

If you have questions about review, about a practice AP, or about anything from the year, please sign up for Office Hours


Office Hours

The results of the weekend’s check-in poll also indicated that you would prefer a combination of appointments and open drop-in time for office hours, with a heavier preference towards the latter. Please review the schedule posted here to sign up for a session.

Drop-in Hours:

  • Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday from 10:00 am to noon

Official Scheduled Hours: 

  • Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

I may be available at other times this week as well. Let me know when you’d like to meet!


Additional AP Review

At this point, I am expecting you to take charge of your own review for this exam. Here are some options:

  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: There is a big archive of videos on the AP Statistics YouTube page. Live streams end this week, but there is some excellent review content there.
  • AP CLASSROOM: You have access to a number of free response questions in your AP Classroom account. They are marked with a small green bulls-eye image. They are not necessarily written to mirror what this year’s exam would look like, but the content they cover would be very useful to review.
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • BARRON’S REVIEW BOOK: I have decided not to formally use the Barron’s review book I recommended you purchase earlier this year. The book is written for a more traditional exam, so much of it likely won’t be relevant to this year’s test. If you did get the book, the content in Topics 1-12 covers everything that may appear on this year’s test.

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/5

Update (5/7): I’ve posted a copy of the sample problem we did in Thursday’s live virtual classroom, as well as my solution, a sample rubric for the problem, and a video discussion. Find them in the “Thursday Virtual Classroom” section below


As you are aware by now, schools have been shut down for the remainder of the school year. This means that the remainder of our review will be at a distance, as well any work we do post-AP exam (we’ll worry about that later).

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the AP Statistics Exam Test Guide. Take the time to check out the Demo AP exam linked there to familiarize yourself with what the platform will look like.

We will be spending these last three weeks before the exam reviewing, primarily by doing practice AP exam questions with each other. I strongly recommend you take advantage of the timed FRQ questions on the AP Statistics YouTube page starting here.


This week’s assignment

We are going to do a practice run of the AP exam ourselves. Ms. Seifert and I have prepared two Google Forms with questions similar to what you might expect on the AP exam. I recommend you do them all in one sitting, but you can break them up if you wish.

  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 1
    • Give yourself 30 minutes to complete this question (25 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using.
  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 2
    • Give yourself 20 minutes to complete this question (15 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using. Try using the same one as Question 1, or experiment with a different option.
  • I will score your response according to a rubric. Your grade will be based on your completion (10 points in SchoolTool)
  • Please plan on completing these by Monday, 5/11 at 2:00 pm

Thursday Virtual Classroom

We will meet on Zoom at 10:00 on Thursday, May 7th as usual. We’ll do a live timed AP review question there as well, review the scoring for it, then answer any questions you may have about the exam. I will attempt to record that second portion.

From today’s class:


Additional Review

At this point, I am expecting you to take charge of your own review for this exam. Here are some options:

  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: There is a big archive of videos on the AP Statistics YouTube page. Live streams end this week, but there is some excellent review content there.
  • AP CLASSROOM: You have access to a number of free response questions in your AP Classroom account. They are marked with a small green bulls-eye image. They are not necessarily written to mirror what this year’s exam would look like, but the content they cover would be very useful to review.
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • BARRON’S REVIEW BOOK: I have decided not to formally use the Barron’s review book I recommended you purchase earlier this year. The book is written for a more traditional exam, so much of it likely won’t be relevant to this year’s test. If you did get the book, the content in Topics 1-12 covers everything that may appear on this year’s test.

 

InCA Lesson 6.4 – Law of Sines Part 2 – Ambiguous Case

As you are aware by now, schools have been shut down for the remainder of the school year. This means that we will be continuing with this distance learning model until June. I don’t currently know exactly when the last date of instruction will be, but will be sure to let you know as soon as I find out.

I am shifting our schedule slightly for the remainder of the academic year. The first part of our lesson will be posted on Tuesday, with the video and Problem Set 1 due on Friday. The Desmos assignment and Problem Set 2 will be due the following Tuesday. Full details of the new schedule are here.

Click here for a simplified version of the InCA Assignment Schedule


Monday Update

Last week’s Problem Set 2 and Desmos assignment were due today. You can view a video of the solutions to Problem Set 2 here.


Tuesday Update

You have two videos to watch this week. Please watch both.

You should watch both videos, but if you can only watch one, prioritize the first video featuring Miss Alexander

PROBLEM SET 1 is posted here (with answers here). Print or copy your work into your notebook, then send me a picture.

Completion of the video/notes in edPuzzle and submission of Problem Set 1 are worth 4 points each in SchoolTool. They are due by 2:00 on Friday, 5/8. Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

From 1:00 to 2:00 today, I will host a virtual classroom session on Zoom. Students who attend this session are excused from watching the lesson videos above, as I will be covering that content in our classroom session. I still strongly encourage you to watch the videos however.


Wednesday Update

There will be no new assignments posted today. Sign up for an Office Hours session to ask questions and get extra help


Thursday Update

Your next graded DESMOS ASSIGNMENTcan be found here (student code 2G9GP6). Sign in with GoogleBe sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Tuesday, 5/12 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 10 points.


Friday Update

Tuesday’s video+notes and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 on Friday, 5/8.

Problem Set 2 will also be posted today. It will be due on Tuesday, 5/12

There is another Office Hours session today. Sign up for an Office Hours session to ask questions and get extra help.

Tuesday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

PROBLEM SET 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Tuesday, 5/12 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a target score of 4 out of 6 points to earn credit for this assignment, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, however once you finish the problem set, I will need to access your responses and evaluate for explanations to finalize your score.

Reaching the target score on this assignment worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points.


Past Assignments + Additional Practice

– SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that all NYS schools, including K-12 and colleges, will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. I am heart-broken that I will never be able to see you all together again in my classroom, but I understand that this is the right decision given the large amount of uncertainty that still remains about the spread of the virus. I appreciate and acknowledge all of the hard work you all are putting into all of your classes, and I hope that you can keep that momentum going through the end of the year.

It remains to be seen exactly what this means for instruction at IHS. Originally, our academic calendar was scheduled to end classes on June 16, before Regents exams. With the cancellation of June (and August) Regents exams, it is unclear when exactly instruction will end. Please keep an eye on the ICSD Coronavirus page for more developments.

One decision that IHS has made is that, come the end of the year, all students will be given an option to take a “pass/fail” grade for any courses they are currently taking, instead of the traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information.

Important/Useful links:

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/27

UPDATE (4/29): The deadline for your task response has been changed. Your work is now due on Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm


UPDATE (4/28): When you are writing your response, please use an equation editor to create any formulas that you are referring to. There are several options, but I recommend an add-on called MathType. Instructions for installing and use can be found in this short video.


At this point, we have finished all new content and you’ve had opportunities to put much of what you’ve learned into practice. This week, you’ll do so again with a graded Investigative Task assignment.

Your assignment this week is simple: Complete the Chapter 22-24 Investigative Task by Monday 5/4 at 2:00 pm. This task asks you to analyze and draw conclusions about ACT scores for a group of students, and first part of this task involves gathering a sample of students. Find the full roster of scores here: ACT Task Data.

Recall the usual submission guidelines: Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by 2:00 on Friday. Please name your file appropriately; it should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch22-24InvTask”.  For example, mine would be Kirk.Benjamin.Ch22-24InvTask”. When you are writing your response, please use an equation editor to create any formulas that you are referring to. There are several options, but I recommend an add-on called MathType. Instructions for installing and use can be found in this short video.


New AP Exam Information

CollegeBoard VP of Advanced Placement Trevor Packer will be hosting another webinar for teachers on Tuesday evening. I hope to get some more information about the content of the exam, how the online portal will work, and what you’ll need to know before you log on.


Office Hours

In addition to our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday at 10 (see below), I have set aside some time where I will be available for anybody who wants to drop in and talk:

  • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Or by appointment
  • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/30 at 10:00 am, I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Timed free response problem (15 minutes)
  • Discussion of AP-style rubric grading (5 minutes)
  • Questions about Investigate Task
  • Information about AP Stats exam

Ongoing additional work

  • PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Find past assignments by clicking the AP Statistics Assignment link above. I’m not checking in on these assignments as often any more, so if you do complete them now and you want me to take a look, send me an email and let me know.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: I highly recommend you watch the Statistics AP Live! videos run on YouTube every day from 2:00 to 2:45 pm (see this page for the full schedule for all courses). This week’s topics: Understanding the AP exam.
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email!
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • EXAM UPDATES: Keep an eye on CollegeBoard’s Coronavirus page for AP courses for more information about how our (and all) exam will look. The majority of you stated you plan to take whatever test CollegeBoard puts together, and the rest said you’d wait and see what they come up with for their plan.

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/27 – Lesson 6.3 (Law of Sines)

We are in Week 3 of Distance Learning 2.0. Please review the general schedule for our weekly schedule here. Details for this week follow:


Monday Assignment – Work due Thursday

Watch the video for InCA Lesson 6.3 (Trigonometry) – Law of Sines. As with last week’s video, this video is hosted on edPuzzle, which you’ll need to log in to in order to access. Please log in with your ICSD Google Account.

If you’re able to print notes, you can find a copy of Ms. Alexander’s problems here. Otherwise, copy the examples and notes into your notebook.

PROBLEM SET 1 is posted here (with answers here). Print or copy your work into your notebook.

Completion of the video/notes in edPuzzle and submission of the first problem set are worth 4 points each in SchoolTool. They are due by 2:00 on Wednesday, 4/29. Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us


Tuesday Plan

We will have our Virtual Classroom on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00 today. Details will be posted separately and will be sent to you by email. Attendance to the Virtual Classroom is optional, however please prewatch the video above BEFORE ATTENDING this virtual classroom session.

Planned agenda

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Wednesday Assignment – Work due Monday

Your next graded DESMOS ASSIGNMENT, can be found Sign in with Googlehere (student code 7VAKW4). Be sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 10 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work. The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!

I will be hosting office hours today from 2:00 to 4:00. You can sign up here.


Thursday Assignment – Work due Monday

Monday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

PROBLEM SET 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Monday, 5/4 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a minimum score of seven out of 10 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.

Reaching the target score on this assignment worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work.


Friday Plan

Wednesday’s Desmos Lesson and Thursday’s Problem Set 2 are due at 2:00 pm on Monday the 4th of May. For the problem set, send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

I will be hosting office hours on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can sign up here.


ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/21

This week, we’re going to try and finish the last bit of curriculum needed to start reviewing in earnest for the AP exam. The last topic is the remaining significance tests: The One-Sample T-Test, Two-Sample T-Test, and Matched Pairs T-Test.

Complete by Thursday at 10:00 am

  • Required: Watch Videos 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in Unit 7: Significance Tests on Stats Medic.
    • Optional: Watch videos 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6. The first two videos cover forms of statistical inference that have been omitted from the AP exam, and so we will be skipping those. Video 7.6 is some more about Type I/II errors and Power. You’re welcome to watch it.
    • Please click the red “Complete Step” button
  • Required: Read the notes that I have left with each video (click theNotes Icon (Stats Medic)icon) for additional information, answers to anticipated questions, and tips about using the calculator
  • Optional: Ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or answer one of my “discussion question” prompts
  • Optional: Finish reading Chapter 22 (pages 586-597 about the One Sample t-Test) and Chapter 23 (pages 614-624 about the Two Sample t-Test), as well as Chapter 24 (pages 634-648, about the Matched Pairs t-Test and Interval). Work on some of the odd numbered exercises in each chapter and check your answers in the back of the book.
    • I highly recommend reading through Chapter 24, since the Stats Medic videos are a little light on this topic
  • Optional: Watch the Hypothesis Tests for Means video from CollegeBoard’s live AP Statistics streams.
  • Optional (strongly recommended): Complete 2015 Free Response Question #4 (as posted in Stats Medic) and score it using the video
    • This question is from the actual AP exam in 2017, and is similar to what you could expect to see on our exam this year. I very strongly recommend you write an answer as thoroughly as you would if it appeared on the actual exam, then score yourself using the rubric video. You can expect that your AP exam questions will be scored in a similar way.
    • If you do work on it, spend no more than 15 minutes completing it. Time yourself!
  • Required: Complete the Unit 7 Practice Multiple Choice in Stats Medic
    • You may skip questions 6, 7, 10, 16, and 17. You’re welcome to try them, but they deal primarily with the Chi-Squared and Regression inference procedures that we are omitting this year.
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.

 

Office Hours

In addition to our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday at 10 (see below), I have set aside some time where I will be available for anybody who wants to drop in and talk:

  • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Or by appointment
  • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/23 at 10:00 am, I will host a virtual classroom, again using Zoom (click here for the Chrome app if you’re using your Chromebooks, otherwise I recommend the downloaded version). I’ll post the link to join here and send it out by email when that goes live. I will be starting precisely at 10:00, so please log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about 1-sample t-tests, 2-sample t-tests, and/or matched pairs t-tests
  • Questions about Unit 7 Practice Multiple Choice Questions
  • Collaborative work on Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question + Scoring

After Thursday Zoom Meeting, due by Monday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

  • Required: Complete the Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question in Stats Medic
    • If you attend the Thursday Zoom Meeting, my plan is to start this together.
    • You can write out your answers on a separate piece of paper, take a picture of it, and email to me.
    • Or, you can type out your response in a Google document and share it with me when you’re done.
  • Required: Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part B and Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part C
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.
    • I’ve unlocked all Progress Checks for both Units 6 and 7. You’re welcome to try any/all of them.
    • Be aware that Unit 6 and Unit 7 of AP Classroom lines up closer with Units 5 and 6 of our textbook than with Units 6 and 7 of Stats Medic.

Ongoing additional work

  • PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: Find past assignments by clicking the AP Statistics Assignment link above. I’m not checking in on these assignments as often any more, so if you do complete them now and you want me to take a look, send me an email and let me know.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: I highly recommend you watch the Statistics AP Live! videos run on YouTube every day from 2:00 to 2:45 pm (see this page for the full schedule for all courses). This week’s topics: Probability.
  • OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic as well. I do not currently have plans to assign any content from these units, but there is very useful review to be found there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about that content. Just send me an email!
  • ONLINE MATH PRACTICE: All AP Statistics students have been granted access to IXL, an online math practice tool. There are skill practice modules for math content all the way from Kindergarten through Calculus, and there’s even some decent AP Statistics content. You will have to log in via Clever (instructions are here), click the IXL button on the page that loads, and then navigate to the Pre Calculus section. Any of the modules in sections X: Probability, Y: Probability Distributions, or Z: Statistics would be worthwhile practice for you!
  • EXAM UPDATES: Keep an eye on CollegeBoard’s Coronavirus page for AP courses for more information about how our (and all) exam will look. The majority of you stated you plan to take whatever test CollegeBoard puts together, and the rest said you’d wait and see what they come up with for their plan.

COVID-19 CLOSURE WEEK 7 – DISTRICT CLOSED UNTIL 5/15

Per Governor Cuomo’s latest executive order, schools will remain closed until May 15 at the earliest. Furthermore, he has ordered that all New York State residents are required to “wear masks or face coverings in public whenever social distancing is not possible” including “on a bus or subway, on a crowded sidewalk, or inside a grocery store.”

Important/Useful links:

InCA Assignments for Week of 4/20 – Lesson 6.2 (Angles of Elevation/Depression)

We are starting Week 2 of Distance Learning 2.0. The full schedule for how assignments are posted and when they are due (and how many points they are worth) can be found here. Please take a look at that.

Monday Update

Watch the video for InCA Lesson 6.2 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) – Trigonometry Applications. Note that this video is hosted on edPuzzle, which you’ll need to log in to in order to access. Please log in with your ICSD Google Account.

Find the full notes and Problem Set 1 here (or the version with Ms. Burke’s parts already completed here). The notes and problem set are all one document. Print them out to follow along with Ms. Burke’s video, or write out your work on a separate piece of paper.

As noted in our master schedule, the video + notes and Problem Set 1 are due on Wednesday at 2:00. Both are worth 4 points each (in SchoolTool), and you must watch the entire video for credit.


Tuesday Update

We will have our Virtual Classroom on Zoom from 1:00 to 2:00 today. Details will be posted separately and will be sent to you by email. Attendance to the Virtual Classroom is optional, however please prewatch the video above BEFORE ATTENDING this virtual classroom session.

Planned agenda

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about Monday’s introductory lesson
  • Guided/supervised practice problems

Wednesday Update

Monday’s Notes + Video and Problem Set 1 are due at 2:00 today (4 points each). Send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

Sign in with Google

The next part of this week’s assignment, a guided Desmos lesson, can be found here (student code H9YDEK). Be sure to click the Sign in with Google button to connect your answers to your ICSD account. Pay attention to the feedback the activity gives you, and I’ll leave you some feedback as well.

Completing this activity is due on Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm, and will be worth 8 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work. The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!

Don’t forget: I will be hosting office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00. You can sign up here.


Thursday Update

Problem Set 2 for this week can be found here (as a Google Form) or here (as a PDF download). Submit your answers to this and to your Desmos activity by Friday, 4/24 at 2:00 pm. You must obtain a minimum score of five out of 12 points to receive credit, but your grade will not be based on how many points you get (just whether or not you made that cutoff). If you submit via the Google Form, the form will tell you which answers were right or wrong, and should give you an option to go back and revise as needed to reach the target score.

Reaching the target score is worth 8 points in SchoolTool. Submitting the work but not reaching the target score is worth 6 points. A -1 point penalty will be imposed for late work.

The last question of the assignment is “extra credit.” Complete it correctly for an extra point!


Friday Update

Wednesday’s Desmos Lesson (8 points) and Friday’s Problem Set 2 (8 points) are due at 2:00 pm today. For the problem set, send a picture or scan of your completed work (I recommend the app TurboScan) to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us

I will be hosting office hours on Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can sign up here.


ONGOING ASSIGNMENTS

InCA Assignment Schedule

Simplified Assignment Sheet/Archive

InCA Weekly Schedule

Our class operates on a “Tuesday to Tuesday” schedule. The first day of the “week” for Math is Tuesdays.

  • TUESDAYS
    • DUE AT 2:00 TODAY: Previous week’s Desmos Lesson and Problem Set 2
      • After 2:00, problem set solutions and solution video will be posted
    • Assigned today
      • Introductory Lesson Video + Notes, posted on edPuzzle (4 points)
      • Problem Set 1 (4 points)
      • Both assignments due by Friday at 2:00 pm
    • Student Responsibilities:
      • Watch introductory lesson video(s) and follow along with posted notes (either print or write out by hand)
      • Complete Problem Set 1 and check answers with online key (either print or write out by hand)
        • Take a picture or scan of Problem Set 1 and email to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
    • Virtual Classroom Session (Zoom): From 1:00 to 2:00pm. Check email or class website for log-in instructions. Attendance optional
  • WEDNESDAYS
    • No New Assignments Today. Watch lesson video and complete Problem Set 1
    • One-on-One Office Hours sessions available in morning and/or afternoon. Sign up here
  • THURSDAYS
    • Assigned today
      • Guided Desmos Activity (6-10 points)
      • Completed online
      • Completion due by following Tuesday at 2:00 pm
    • Student Responsibilities:
      • Sign in with GoogleComplete Desmos activity (connect Desmos to your ICSD Google Account by clicking “Sign in with Google”)
  • FRIDAYS
    • DUE AT 2:00 PM TODAY: Lesson video + notes and Problem Set 1
      • Video completion checked on EdPuzzle
      • Take a picture or scan of Problem Set 1 and email to bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us
    • Assigned Today:
      • Problem Set 2 (8 points)
      • Completed online
      • Completion due by following Tuesday at 2:00 pm
    • One-on-One Office Hours sessions available in morning and/or afternoon. Sign up here
  • MONDAYS
    • No New Assignments Today
    • Complete Desmos assignment and Problem Set 2 by Tuesday
  • ALL WEEK
    • Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.

Summary/Quick Reference

  • Graded Assignments/due dates (all assignments due at 2:00 pm)
    • Video Lesson + Notes – Posted Tuesday, Due Friday (4 points)
    • Problem Set 1 – Posted Tuesday, Due Friday (4 points)
    • Desmos Lesson – Posted Thursday, Due following Tuesday (6-10 points)
    • Problem Set 2 – Posted Friday, Due following Tuesday (8 points)
    • Please contact me with concerns about submitting work on time
      • Late work will result in a -1 penalty, regardless of when it is turned in after the assigned deadline.
      • I want you to turn in your work on time, but I don’t want you to stress about it!
  • Virtual Sessions/Office Hours (when I’m available for help)
    • Virtual Classroom: Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
    • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
    • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Or by appointment
    • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here..