Update (4/17): In addition to the Google Form Worksheet and Desmos activity listed below, please complete this updated poll about your preferences regarding Zoom vs Google Meet, as well as your thoughts about how Distance Learning 2.0 is going for this class.
Welcome to Distance Learning 2.0 for AP Statistics! We are going to spend the next two weeks learning about and practicing with statistical inference procedures (confidence intervals and hypothesis tests) for means, which is the last major content area potentially covered on the upcoming modified AP Statistics exam. I will be using Units 6 and 7 in Stats Medic as our primary source of initial information, which I will supplement with some additional videos and virtual classroom sessions (Thursdays at 10:00 am!)
In order to use our virtual class time most efficiently, I will expect that you have completed most of the following work BEFORE our virtual class time on Thursday.
Complete by Thursday at 10:00 am
- Required: Watch Videos 6.1 and 6.2 in Unit 6: Confidence Intervals on Stats Medic.
- Required: Read the notes that I have left with each video (click theicon) for additional information, answers to anticipated questions, and tips about using the calculator
- In particular, watch the additional videos linked in the “Why is it called a t-interval” note
- Optional: Ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or answer one of my “discussion question” prompts
- Optional: Read pages 574-586 and 605-613 in your text. These sections cover more of the background about the t-distribution and the assumptions/conditions and procedure of the 1-sample t-interval and 2-sample t-interval
- Optional: Watch the Confidence Intervals for Means video from CollegeBoard’s live AP Statistics streams.
- Optional (strongly recommended): Complete 2017 Free Response Question #2 and score it using the video
- This question is from the actual AP exam in 2017, and is similar to what you could expect to see on our exam this year. I very strongly recommend you write an answer as thoroughly as you would if it appeared on the actual exam, then score yourself using the rubric video. You can expect that your AP exam questions will be scored in a similar way.
- If you do work on it, spend no more than 15 minutes completing it. Time yourself!
- Required: Complete the Unit 6 Practice Multiple Choice in Stats Medic
- Ask questions! I will be available to answer questions by email or phone phone/virtual meeting. All you have to do is email me with questions, or to set up a time to meet.
Thursday Zoom Meeting
On Thursday, 4/16 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. I will be starting precisely at 10:00, so log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!
- Welcome/check in
- Questions about 1-sample t-interval and/or 2-sample t-interval (or about the t-distribution in general)
- Questions about Unit 6 Practice Multiple Choice Questions
- Collaborative work on Unit 6 Practice Free Response Question + Scoring
After Thursday Zoom Meeting, due by Monday, April 20 at 2:00 pm
- Required: Complete the Unit 6 Practice Free Response Question in Stats Medic
- If you attend the Thursday Zoom Meeting, we’ll work on this together (or at least start it)
- You can write out your answers on a separate piece of paper, take a picture of it, and email to me.
- Or, you can type out your response in a Google document and share it with me when you’re done.
- Required: Log into IXL (instructions can be found here) and complete these two practice modules to the indicated score (click these links after logging in, or search for the three-character code in the search bar at the top)
- Find confidence intervals for population means (8G2) to a score of 80+
- Interpret confidence intervals for population means (HL7) to a score of 90+
- Optional: Find confidence intervals for population proportions (XWT) to a score of 80+
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: Analyzing univariate and bivariate data, and designing experiments and surveys.
- 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.