AP Statistics Assignment for 5/1

We will have an in-class quiz assignment tomorrow, where I’ll put you in groups and give you an investigative task from a past AP exam to work on. You’ll have the whole period to work on it, but you won’t be allowed to use your notes or text: only your own effort (and the formula sheet).

In preparation, take a look at the Investigative Task section of your review book (Topic 14), then work on questions 1, 3, 6 from problems starting on page 403.

AP Statistics Assignment for 4/5

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 (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) 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.

AP Statistics Assignment for 3/28

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 (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us). 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.

AP Statistics Assignment for 5/21

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 (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us). 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).

 

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/27

If you want to look again at my response to the Chubby Dogs experiment, you can find it here. Remember that we will have an in-class investigative task tomorrow, where I will ask you to design an experiment for another situation. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task.

We started our discussion of the mid-year projects today. All of the details for the projects can be found here.

You’ll have some time on Thursday to finalize your idea and start work on your proposal, but you will likely need to spend some time out of class to finish it, as the proposal is due at the start of class on Friday the 30th.

On the 30th, we’ll spend some time reviewing Unit 3 for our test on Monday, December 3rd. By Friday, please complete the review assignment found on pages 331-336: exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/26

Finish up Chapter 12 by reading pages 319-325 and doing exercises 32, 33, 39 from pages 327-329. Also please finish the Chubby Dogs Experiment example we started in class.

Upcoming Items of Note

  • Tomorrow, we’ll introduce the mid-year project. You’ll be forming project groups and brainstorming ideas initially, and will finalize your idea and submit a project proposal by Friday. If you want to preview the details of the project, you can find information here.
  • Wednesday, we’ll have an in-class Investigative Task for Chapter 12. This will be a closed-notes, closed-book task!
  • Next Monday will be our test on Unit 3. After you submit your project proposals, we’ll spend the rest of Friday reviewing. I would suggest you get started on the review assignment (will not be checked for homework, so don’t stress!): pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41

 

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/8

Finish the Chapter 10 Investigative Task assignment that you started in class. 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 (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us). Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch10InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch10InvTask”.

Please also read the first part of Chapter 11, pages 280-285 (up to the section on “Simple Random Samples”). There will be a reading quiz tomorrow using the “Just Checking” questions in that section.

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/12

Your homework this weekend is to complete the Chapter 7 Investigative Task. It will be due at the start of class on Monday the 15th, and as usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us). Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch7InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch7InvTask”.

You will want to use Stapplet, this time the Two Quantitative Variables app, to create your scatterplot and other analysis. Remember that you can take a screenshot of just a portion of your Chromebook screen by using the Ctrl+Shift+Window Switch buttons.

Also, I want you to start to use the Chrome extension EquatIO for creating your equations. The built-in Google Docs equation editor is good, but EquatIO is a much more robust editor that allows you to create complicated equations quickly and easily. You can find a quick video of how it works here.

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/20

Tonight, complete your response to the Chapter 4 Investigative Task. As with the previous task, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the beginning of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch4InvTask”. For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch4InvTask“. Remember also that you may use no resources except for your own notes (including classwork sheets)

In order to create your graph, I recommend you use the online tools found at Stapplet, specifically the 1 Quantitative Variable, Multiple Groups tool. You can export your graph from the online tool, but you may want to take a screenshot instead. Instructions can be found here (I recommend the “partial screenshot” option).

Finally, we discussed in class how boxplots are great for comparing distributions of data, but maybe aren’t the best option for assessing a distributions shape. We saw this with some interesting visualizations here, which you’re welcome to check out on your own.

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/19

From chapter 4, read pages 83-90 and 93-95. Skip the sections on re-expression (or go ahead and read them, idc)

From pages 100-102, do exercises 20, 26, 27

Finally, read over the Chapter 4 Investigative Task. As we did last week, you’ll have some time in class tomorrow to start on this task, and it will be due by the start of class on Friday, September 21st (for what it’s worth, we do not plan on having one of these every week; it just works out that way at the start).

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/13

Complete the Chapter 2 Investigative Task. Your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me (bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us) by the beginning of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch2InvTask”.  For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch2InvTask“.

A reminder: This is essentially an open-notes, open-book take-home quiz. You may use whatever notes you have taken, and you may refer to your textbook, but you may not use any other resources than that. Please do not go online looking for more information, even supplemental background information about the cases cited. And definitely no working with other students on this assignment.

AP Statistics assignment for 9/12

Begin reading chapter 3, pages 43-51.

From page 41, do question 39.

From page 73, do questions 5, 7, 9.

Finally, read over the Chapter 2 Investigative Task. Your response to this task will be due at the start of class on Friday, and you’ll have time in class on Thursday to ask questions about and then get started with it. I’ve included the rubric with this assignment so you can see how it will be graded, but this will not be offered on future versions!