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AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/19

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

Study for your AP Exam on the 22nd! Read over CollegeBoard’s AP Statistics Test Guide and/or my version here.

Some resources:

What you need on Test Day

Practice Exams

Topical Review

  • 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 UNITSI 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 PRACTICEAll 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.

  1. 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
  2. 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.

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/12

This week’s assignment

We have another practice exam for you this week. Please complete it by next Tuesday, the 19th.

  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 1
    • Give yourself 30 minutes to complete this question (25 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using (maybe try a different one than you used last time, to see how well that goes for you).
  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 2
    • Give yourself 20 minutes to complete this question (15 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using. Try using the same one as Question 1, or experiment with a different option.
  • I will score your response according to a rubric. Your grade will be based on your completion (10 points in SchoolTool)
  • Please plan on completing these by Tuesday, 5/19 at 2:00 pm

Last Week’s Assignment

I’ll be sending out some general feedback about your responses to the practice AP exam questions posted last week. In the meantime, you can review some model solutions here:

A quick note about the Investigative Tasks you turned in last week: Ms. Seifert and I want to give you another chance at completing this assignment. We realized too late that the videos on StatsMedic, while thorough and sufficient for the AP exam, skip over some of the finer, smaller details the AP ignores that we feel are still important. We’re going to prepare some additional videos to review from so that you can optionally resubmit your investigative task response before we give it a formal grade. Stay tuned for that!


Thursday Virtual Class Time

We will have our usual virtual class session on Thursday, May 14 at 10:00. We’ll be using Google Meet this time. Link: https://meet.google.com/rhp-awup-yuy

Update (5/14): If you missed the meeting but would still like to work on the practice exam, you can find it posted here. My model solution is here, and I’ve posted a video of my debrief and a discussion here (the password is my classroom number at IHS!)

Based on the results of the Google Poll I sent out over the weekend, you want to use our last two sessions for 1) Live timed practice AP questions with discussions afterwards and 2) Prepared lectures on review topics. This then will be our plan for this session and the one on the 21st.

If you have questions about review, about a practice AP, or about anything from the year, please sign up for Office Hours


Office Hours

The results of the weekend’s check-in poll also indicated that you would prefer a combination of appointments and open drop-in time for office hours, with a heavier preference towards the latter. Please review the schedule posted here to sign up for a session.

Drop-in Hours:

  • Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday from 10:00 am to noon

Official Scheduled Hours: 

  • Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

I may be available at other times this week as well. Let me know when you’d like to meet!


Additional AP Review

At this point, I am expecting you to take charge of your own review for this exam. Here are some options:

  • 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 or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: There is a big archive of videos on the AP Statistics YouTube page. Live streams end this week, but there is some excellent review content there.
  • AP CLASSROOM: You have access to a number of free response questions in your AP Classroom account. They are marked with a small green bulls-eye image. They are not necessarily written to mirror what this year’s exam would look like, but the content they cover would be very useful to review.
  • 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!
  • BARRON’S REVIEW BOOK: I have decided not to formally use the Barron’s review book I recommended you purchase earlier this year. The book is written for a more traditional exam, so much of it likely won’t be relevant to this year’s test. If you did get the book, the content in Topics 1-12 covers everything that may appear on this year’s test.

AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 5/5

Update (5/7): I’ve posted a copy of the sample problem we did in Thursday’s live virtual classroom, as well as my solution, a sample rubric for the problem, and a video discussion. Find them in the “Thursday Virtual Classroom” section below


As you are aware by now, schools have been shut down for the remainder of the school year. This means that the remainder of our review will be at a distance, as well any work we do post-AP exam (we’ll worry about that later).

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the AP Statistics Exam Test Guide. Take the time to check out the Demo AP exam linked there to familiarize yourself with what the platform will look like.

We will be spending these last three weeks before the exam reviewing, primarily by doing practice AP exam questions with each other. I strongly recommend you take advantage of the timed FRQ questions on the AP Statistics YouTube page starting here.


This week’s assignment

We are going to do a practice run of the AP exam ourselves. Ms. Seifert and I have prepared two Google Forms with questions similar to what you might expect on the AP exam. I recommend you do them all in one sitting, but you can break them up if you wish.

  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 1
    • Give yourself 30 minutes to complete this question (25 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using.
  • Click Here for Practice Exam Question 2
    • Give yourself 20 minutes to complete this question (15 to write your response, 5 minutes to upload it)
    • Decide on a submission option from the test guide page to practice using. Try using the same one as Question 1, or experiment with a different option.
  • I will score your response according to a rubric. Your grade will be based on your completion (10 points in SchoolTool)
  • Please plan on completing these by Monday, 5/11 at 2:00 pm

Thursday Virtual Classroom

We will meet on Zoom at 10:00 on Thursday, May 7th as usual. We’ll do a live timed AP review question there as well, review the scoring for it, then answer any questions you may have about the exam. I will attempt to record that second portion.

From today’s class:


Additional Review

At this point, I am expecting you to take charge of your own review for this exam. Here are some options:

  • 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 or sign up for an office hours session.
  • AP VIDEO STREAMS: There is a big archive of videos on the AP Statistics YouTube page. Live streams end this week, but there is some excellent review content there.
  • AP CLASSROOM: You have access to a number of free response questions in your AP Classroom account. They are marked with a small green bulls-eye image. They are not necessarily written to mirror what this year’s exam would look like, but the content they cover would be very useful to review.
  • 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!
  • BARRON’S REVIEW BOOK: I have decided not to formally use the Barron’s review book I recommended you purchase earlier this year. The book is written for a more traditional exam, so much of it likely won’t be relevant to this year’s test. If you did get the book, the content in Topics 1-12 covers everything that may appear on this year’s test.

 

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.