Category Archives: AP Statistics

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/21

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 3 MCQ Part B PPC by Monday, November 25

On Monday, we will have our Unit 3 Test. We will spend Friday reviewing, and in preparation for that you should take a look at the review problems for Unit 3: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41. You’ll get answers and supplemental review tomorrow.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/20, plus Test Warning

Finish reading Chapter 12. Pay particular attention to the sections on matching, blinding, and placebos, as these were important topics we didn’t enough time to discuss in class.

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 3 MCQ Part B PPC by Monday, November 25

On Monday, we will have our Unit 3 Test. We will spend Friday reviewing, and in preparation for that you should take a look at the review problems for Unit 3: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41. You’ll get answers and supplemental review on Friday.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, you’ll have an in class investigative task for Chapter 12, where you will be asked to design an experiment for a scenario. Unlike other tasks, this will be closed notes/closed book, and your hand-written response will be due at the end of the period.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/19

Read pages 313-319 (up to the section on Confounding), then from the exercises do 7, 17, 30

For some additional reading about the ongoing Replication Crisis in science, see this article from The Atlantic, or this Crash Course video. Check out this New York Times article for more about Brain Wansink, the Cornell food science researcher who resigned amid this scandal.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/15

After swapping responses to the AP review problems, see the scoring guidelines here:

For each, read over the sample solution, then look at the scoring guidelines, scoring each section of the response as an E, P, or I. At the end, convert the E/P/I breakdown to a numerical score (out of 4). Give the scored document back to its owner.


If you missed the videos shown in class, you can watch them here and here. The notes sheet we started in class can be found here.

For homework this weekend, in addition to the PPC below, please read pages 305-313 (stop at “Experiments & Samples) and do exercises 1, 2, 3, 9, 13.

Reminder: Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 3 MCQ Part A. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, November 18. As with the previous PPC, there is a 25 minute timer. You are not required to work by the timer, and its expiration will not lock you out of the PPC. It is there only as a guide for how long I expect this PPC should take.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/14

Click here to review my answers to the hospital drug testing examples you did in class.

In class today, you were given two free response questions from old AP exams. Finish your responses tonight. You’ll be trading them with a partner in class tomorrow and scoring them according to the official AP scoring guidelines.

Reminder: Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 3 MCQ Part A. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, November 18. As with the previous PPC, there is a 25 minute timer. You are not required to work by the timer, and its expiration will not lock you out of the PPC. It is there only as a guide for how long I expect this PPC should take.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/13 + PPC

From pages 302-303, do exercises 15, 16, 18, 25, 30, 32

Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 3 MCQ Part A. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, November 18. As with the previous PPC, there is a 25 minute timer. You are not required to work by the timer, and its expiration will not lock you out of the PPC. It is there only as a guide for how long I expect this PPC should take.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/6

Today in class you were given one last simulation task: the Chapter 10 Investigative Task – The Butler Did it. Your response to this task is due at the start of class tomorrow, November 7, but your plan is due by the end of class.

Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the start of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately; it should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch10InvTask”.  For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch10InvTask“.

 

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/31

Read chapter 10 (pages 267-276) for some more examples of running simulations, then from the exercises on page 277, do 11, 13, 17. For running your simulation in question 17, you should do at least 20 trials, using the random numbers found on Appendix page A-81 in your textbook or elsewhere, or use the random number generator in your calculator (refer to pages 273/274 for instructions).

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/30

Reminder: For Thursday, work on multiple choice question 1-15 from the Unit 2 practice exam, found on pages 264-266 of your textbook. We’ll start things off on Thursday with a brief discussion of these answers. Note: Unlike other assignments from your textbook, this assignment is required and will be checked for completeness.

In addition, you received a playing card today and corresponding instructions about producing 200 coin flips. If the card was black, I’m asking you to actually flip a coin 200 times and record the results. If the card was red, I’m asking you to make up the result of 200 coin flips (not simulate them, totally make them up). Bring in those results tomorrow as well and I will attempt to sort your results based on how they were derived (either legitimate flips or made up ones).

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/29

You had you Unit 2 test in class today, and you’ll do the test redo in groups tomorrow.

For Thursday, work on the Unit 2 practice exam, found on pages 264-266 of your textbook, specifically the multiple choice questions 1-15. We’ll start things off on Thursday with a brief discussion of these answers.

Note: Unlike other assignments from your textbook, this assignment is required and will be checked for completeness.

Greetings IHS Parents/Caregivers!

Hello and welcome!  As I mentioned during the open house, I use this site to communicate with students, parents, and whomever else might be interested outside of class.  On this site, you can find assignments, announcements, links to instructional videos and online review, copies of handouts I distribute in class, and the occasional mathematical musing.

Please take some time to check out this website.  If you’re looking for a course syllabus or other information, you can find it under Course Information above.  If you’re wondering about how to obtain some extra help for your student, I recommend checking the Contacting me and Getting Help link above.  For more general information about what you can find on this site, check out the welcome post from the beginning of the year.

If you’re interested in learning a little bit more about my philosophy of teaching, please read Jo Boaler’s Fluency without Fear. I base much of my concept about my role as a teacher around what Dr. Boaler says in this article (her recent LA Times Op-Ed with “Freakonomics” professor Steven D. Levitt is also worth a read!)

Thanks for stopping by!

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/23

We discussed a bit of re-expression in class today, and tonight you should read pages 232-236 and 243-246 about an overview of why we re-express and some general strategies in doing so. From pages 251-252, do 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 for a neat little story about evidence for why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.

Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 2 MCQ Part B. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, October 28. As with the previous PPC, there is a 35 minute timer. You are not required to work by the timer, and its expiration will not lock you out of the PPC. It is there only as a guide for how long I expect this PPC should take.

Finally: Your Unit 2 test will be on Tuesday, October 29.