It’s spring break. We just finished the long walk from February break to April. When we get back, we’ll only have 8 short weeks before the end of the school year. But you have a week to rest and regroup before we get there. So here’s your assignment for this week:
Stay up until 3am, then sleep in until noon. Read a book. Watch a movie. Make a movie with some friends. Go out at night and ponder the stars. Go for a hike in the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Hang out on The Commons with some friends, then each lunch at Waffle Frolic. Plan a day trip to Syracuse, or NYC. Go to the SPCA and pet the cats (or the dogs!). Listen to some music. Start to learn to play an instrument. Do a barrel roll. Watch the first two episodes of Game of Thrones. Go play in a trivia game at Kilpatricks or Ithaca Bakery. Go for a run before the sun rises. Go for a walk in Stewart Park. Go say hi to Mr. Noyes at the farmer’s market (he sells flowers!). Do some push ups, or pull ups, or squats. Make dinner for your family. Bake something. Go out and do a Random Act of Kindness for a stranger. Hop on the TCAT and just ride around for an hour. Go to a restaurant and order something you’ve never tried before. If you’re in AP Statistics, work out of your review book (Practice Exam 1 would be a good choice!). Go out and practice some rock balancing. Play a board game. Learn a card trick. Start a YouTube channel. Take some pictures, but don’t show them to anybody. Do your chores. Do someone else’s chores. Talk to someone with different opinions from you. Go to somewhere in Ithaca you’ve never been to before. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself and find some time to relax. Then come back on the 22nd ready to work.
Our review for the AP Exam has started. Phase 1 will take us to the practice AP exam on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00 am in York Lecture Hall. More details will be posted soon.
The review calendar for the first part can be found here. Most of this review will be done out of the Barron’s review books you have obtained, so plan on bringing those to class for the first several days of review. There is a lot more to these books than we plan to do in class, so please continue to work through the practice tests and other chapters on your own.
From chapter 26, read pages 715-729 (skip the sections on standard error for predicted values).
From pages 733-735, do exercises 28, 30, 44.
And bring your review books in tomorrow!
We are one chapter away from starting our AP Exam review process. For now: read pages 706-715, up to the section on “Standard Error for the Slope”
From the exercises (pages 730-735), do exercises 1, 7, 24, 35
All students taking the AP Statistics exam (and any other AP exam) must attend a pre-administration session to complete some necessary paperwork. The sessions are as follows (and all of them take place in York Lecture Hall):
- Tuesday, 4/9: Periods 0, 1, 3, 7, and after school
- Wednesday, 4/10: Periods 4, 5, 8
- Thursday, 4/11: Periods 0, 2, 6, and after school
Sessions start immediately at the start of the period, and you will not be allowed in if you are late. Expect to stay the full period.
This weekend, complete the Chapter 25 Investigative Task, using the tests you settled on in class today. If you want to change your mind about which test you use to answer each question, that is okay! Just include an explanation of why you are changing your mind.
As usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the start of class on Monday. Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch25InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch25InvTask”.
Finally, if you have not yet shown me your purchased copy of the Barron’s AP Statistics review book you must have for our AP exam review (or sent me a selfie with both you and the book), please do so by Monday.
Finish reading Chapter 25 – pages 687-697 – and take a look at the Chapter 25 Investigative Task (which will be due on Monday).
From pages 698-702, do exercises 1, 2, 8, 24, 27, 29
Continue reading chapter 25, pages 681-687, up to the section on “Independence”
From the exercises on pages 700-701, do 16, 18, 20, 22
Read pages 672-681, up to the section on Homogeneity, then work on exercises 5, 7, 11 from pages 698-699
Permutations and combinations tend to be tricky to figure out when you first encounter them, so we spent some more time looking at examples, including a modification to the concept to find arrangements of letters in a word.
No homework tonight except for the extra credit puzzle you got in class.
Our Unit 6 test will be on Monday, April 1st (sorry, no April Fools Day joke here).
You got a batch of Unit 6 Review Materials in class today, which has answers to selected textbook questions. Naturally, you should do those before you examine the textbook solutions. Specifically: read the overview of the unit on pages 657-658, then work on exercises 7, 8, 9, 31, 34 from pages 659-665. In addition, read the scenarios described in questions 10, 15, 32, 36, and 42 and identify the procedure you would use to answer each question (and feel free to do them, but I don’t expect you to).
This is a Unit 6 test, so the only procedures I’ll ask you to actually do will be t-tests and intervals from Unit 6. You will however be asked to identify when you might use any of the procedures you’ve learned so far (z or t).
You knew this was coming! Tonight, please complete the Chapter 24 Investigative Task – SAT Part II. Use the same sample you selected for the previous task (though here’s the sampling frame again if you need to gather a new sample) and submit your response to me by the start of class tomorrow.
As usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (email@example.com). Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch24InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch24InvTask”.
Finally, it’s getting to be about time where we will start reviewing for the AP exam. We will be using the 9th edition of Barron’s AP Statistics review book to aid our review process. Please purchase a copy of this book by Friday, April 5th. By Friday, either bring in your book or take a selfie of you holding it with your name clearly written across the front. Every student must have their own copy of this book, that you can write in and mark up as we go through our review. If you are concerned about obtaining your own copy (for whatever reason), please contact me ASAP and we’ll work out an arrangement.
You met with a group of peers in class today to look at a set of review problems from both Unit 5 and Unit 6. Your assignment tonight is to complete the inference procedure suggested by each question. You must do each question your group assigned to you in its entirety on separate pieces of paper. When we get back to class tomorrow, you’ll have time to check in with your group before stacking the problem sheets, stapling them together, and turning them in to me.
If you weren’t in class today, then pick any three of the problems in the file linked above, complete your response, and turn them in.
Read through chapter 24 – pages 634-647. We’ll have a Just Checking reading quiz in class tomorrow.
From pages 648-653, do exercises 4, 8, 25, 27
Finish the Pizza example from the Pizza & Pigs sheet you got in class today and check your hypothesis test against my model solution here.
In addition, please complete exercises 19 and 23 from pages 627-628
Read through chapter 23, pages 605-618 (you can ignore the sections on the pooled t-test at the end). A video about this chapter, completing the notes we started in class can be found here.
From page 603 (chapter 22), do exercise 43
From pages 625-629 (chapter 23), do exercises 4, 7, 9, 10, 17, 25
In class today, we’ll be doing an activity that involves using data from this Major League Baseball SRS tool.
Tonight, complete the Chapter 22 Investigative Task. You’ll need to select your sample from the sampling frame found here. This will be due at the start of class tomorrow, and as usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please name your file appropriately. The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch22InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch22InvTask”.
I recommend using Stapplet for any graphing needs you may have and EquatIO for writing your equations (see this document for tips and examples).
Finish reading chapter 22, pages 586-597, and also read over the Chapter 22 Investigative Task, which will be your homework for Thursday (due on Friday).
Tonight, from pages 597-603, do exercises 3, 31, 33, and 45.