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.

 

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