We have started to plan out final project ideas. See the Final Project Information post for details.
Also, if you would like to review or revisit part of Ziyi’s presentation from Thursday/Friday of last week, you can find his notes here.
We finished the lesson on ANalysis Of VAriance (ANOVA) today, and you have a short assignment to complete based on it. Please note that you really don’t need to do most calculations by hand; you can do them on the calculator. The assignment will count towards your marking period grade.
All project information can be found online here. Note the following due dates:
If you’re looking for the review information, you can find it here.
Your AP Statistics Test is Thursday afternoon. Be outside the new gym by 11:50 with your calculator and pencils (non-mechanical, remember!). Do not bring your bag or your cell phone; find somewhere to put them.
Things you had better remember (these are my thoughts, see pages 608-610 of your review book for some further points):
Finish the multiple choice questions from Practice Exam 3 and take a look at the tips on pages 608-610. While the wording of questions in the review book may be a bit poor at times, these tips are excellent.
Over the weekend, work on the Multiple Choice questions 1-20 from Practice Exam 3 of the review book.
Also, take some time to review the conditions for each of the hypothesis test procedures we have looked at. There will be a quiz on Monday where I’ll ask you to name the procedure and conditions necessary for five scenarios.
Complete the Investigative Task questions for the 2011-2014 exams (if you were in class today, you’ve already completed the response for 2011). We’ll grade these together in class tomorrow.
My two sections have gotten slightly out of sync with each other, so your assignments are as follows:
This weekend, complete questions 1, 5, 6 or 2, 3, 4 from the 2015 Free Response as you were assigned in class. If you weren’t in class, flip a coin and complete 1,5,6 on a heads and 2,3,4 on a tails.
You completed questions 1 and 6 from the 2016 Free Response section in class today. Tonight, please complete the rest – questions 2-5
It’s spring break. We just finished the long walk from February break to April. When we get back, we’ll only have 7 short weeks before the end of the school year. But you have a week’s rest before we get there. So here’s your assignment for this week:
Stay up until 3. Sleep in until 2. Sleep, rest. Read a new book. Read a book you read when you were 8. Read a book to a younger sibling, or to kids in your neighborhood. Play a new video game. Go to watch a movie. Go make a movie. Start a YouTube Channel. Write a song, play a song, or sing a song. Write a poem. Draw something, anything. Go to the Commons and play music for the people there, then eat at Waffle Frolic. Order something from a restaurant you’ve never tried before. Play a board game with your family. Go for a hike in Cornell’s Plantations or in a gorge. If you’re in AP Stats, work a bit out of your review book (Practice Exam 1 would be a good choice!). If you’re in Fractals, keep playing around with mySolarSystem and complete 1d/e and all of 2 of the Iterated Functions sheet. Go for a run before the sun rises. Go for a swim. Bingewatch an entire season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Look at the stars at night. Make dinner for your family. Do your chores. Do someone else’s chores. Visit a relative you haven’t seen in a year. Talk to someone who has significantly different opinions than you. Go to the farmer’s market. Play Pokemon Go (there’s an egg event happening with double XP!). Work on some IXL practice problems. Go to the SPCA and pet the cats (or the dogs). Take the road less traveled. Whatever you do to rest, do it. Just make sure that when you come back on the 24th, you’re ready to work. We’re almost done.
We have started the review process for the AP Statistics exam. The schedule can be found here: AP Review Schedule – 2017. This schedule may change as our needs develop, but we will be more or less sticking to it over the course of the next month.
We have started our process for reviewing for the AP exam. Remember that your practice exam will be in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26.
For now, all assignments will be out of your Barron’s review books. Please bring them in with you each day. Today, I want you to read the Introduction on pages 1-3, and then read through Topic 4 – Exploring Categorical Data. Do the review exercises at the end (pages 144-149)
Your Unit 7 test is on Monday (our last one before the AP!), so spend some time this weekend to study for it. You got some Unit 7 Review materials in class today, so you should spend some time working on that, or do some more with the review exercises on pages 744-752
Your final Unit test will be on Monday, April 10th. We start review today, with exercises 8, 12, 13, and 21 parts b and c from the review section on pages 745-749. Please also identify the test, the distribution used (z, t, X^2) and, if applicable, the degrees of freedom you would use for the scenarios presented in questions 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 29, 31, and 32.
We will go over answers on Friday, then have our test on Monday.
Read pages 715-729 (skip the sections on Standard Error of Predicted Values)
From the exercises on pages 733-735, do 28, 30, 43.
AP Preadministration sessions have begun. All AP students must attend one of the sessions listed below to complete some administrative tasks before you can take your actual AP exam. They will shut the doors promptly at the start of the time, so don’t be late. Also, you need to bring traditional wood pencils, no mechanical pencils allowed!
The sessions are:
Read pages 706-715, stopping once you get to the section on Standard Error of the Slope
From the exercises on pages 730-736, do exercises 1, 7, 24, 35
Your homework tonight is the very last Investigative Task (before the one on the AP exam, of course): Chapter 25 – AP Scores. I had you look at this in class and plan out which Chi-Squared test you would use for each question, but if you want to change your mind once you get started, that is okay. Just include an explanation for your change, about why you think the test you’re doing is the better option for that question.
As before, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (email@example.com) using the typical naming scheme “LastName.FirstName.Ch25InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch25InvTask“.