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AP Statistics Assignment for 11/25

Complete the Unit 3 practice exam multiple choice questions (1-20) and free response question 1 from pages 336-341. This will be due on Monday, December 2 when we return from Thanksgiving break.

Also, we will be starting on our midterm projects after we get back. Over the next few days of break, you should read some blogs, listen to some podcasts, or watch/listen to the news to think of interesting ideas that you’d like to explore. You’ll be asked to come up with a research question and a design of a survey, study, or experiment that you could use to ask it. Some ideas of successful past projects include:

  • Are Double Stuf Oreos actually double the stuffing of regular Oreos?
  • Do various brands of fishing line actually hold the weight they claim?
  • Do students who play sports have better hand-eye coordination that students who do not?
  • Is there an association between students’ academic background and their knowledge of US geography?
  • Does salted water boil faster?

You can’t use any of these ideas, but these are the types of questions you could ask. Also valid would be to take a noted social experiment that you’ve learned about previously and redo it in the high school.

Notice that none of the questions above are “What will happen when we do x to people?” or “What is the effect of x on y?” Your project should be question forward, not method forward. A lot of the time, groups start by thinking about something fun they’d like to do, then struggle to think of a question they’d like to ask about it. This is backwards. You should come up with a question, then come up with a method of how to answer it.

On Monday, you’ll form your groups and start brainstorming ideas. A formal proposal will be due on Wednesday, December 4. Full information about the project can be found online here.

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 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.