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.

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