UPDATE (5/21): I’ve uploaded a video of the final class conversation before the exam. I address some misconceptions about the test and answer student questions. Find it in the video archive here (password is our room number at IHS)
This Week’s Assignment
What you need on Test Day
- Exam Day Checklist with AP ID
- AP Statistics Formula Sheet and Tables
- AP Statistics Keyboarding Tip Sheet
- A charged calculator (simple four-function should be sufficient)
- Two prepared documents (either virtual or paper) with your initials and AP ID already written on both
- PRACTICE AP EXAM COMMENTARY – You were assigned two full practice exams to work on. Here are answers and my commentary about common mistakes for both:
- LIVE TIMED PRACTICE PROBLEMS – In class the last few weeks, we’ve done some live timed practice problems. If you missed any, you can find them below:
- May 7 – GM Corn (Official CollegeBoard Practice Question)
- May 14 – Poke Bowls
- May 19 – Smoking and Alzheimer’s
- TWO ADDITIONAL TIMED TESTS are available on the CollegeBoard YouTube channel.
- AP CLASSROOM also has several free response questions that you could refer to
- IDENTIFY THE TEST: One thing I have noticed some students having difficulty with is identifying which test to use for a particular scenario. You can practice with this online game. Select the tests you want included in the mix and then click Submit, and you’ll be given a number of scenarios that you’ll be asked to identify the proper procedure before.
- You should uncheck all three Chi-Square tests, the 1-Way ANOVA test, and the “Prediction Interval for a Single Value of y for a Fixed x”
- OTHER STATS MEDIC UNITS: I encourage you to review Units 1-4 in Stats Medic 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: The CollegeBoard YouTube page has a number of single-topic review videos in addition to the timed AP tests.
- 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!
Virtual Class Time and Office Hours
I’ll be running two virtual class sessions this week, both on Google Meet
- Tuesday, 5/19 at 1:00 to 2:00pm
- Thursday, 5/21 at 10:00 to 11:00am
In additional, I have several Office Hour sessions planned. Please sign up or drop in.
After the Exam
We will be doing two things.
- I want us to go back to t-tests (chapters 22-24 of your textbook) and review some of the smaller details that Stats Medic left off. After this redo, I want you to resubmit your ACT Investigative Task
- We skipped Chi-Squared tests, which some of you may already have some familiarity with from AP Biology. It’s an important topic, worth looking at.