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AP Statistics Assignment for Week of 4/21

This week, we’re going to try and finish the last bit of curriculum needed to start reviewing in earnest for the AP exam. The last topic is the remaining significance tests: The One-Sample T-Test, Two-Sample T-Test, and Matched Pairs T-Test.

Complete by Thursday at 10:00 am

  • Required: Watch Videos 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in Unit 7: Significance Tests on Stats Medic.
    • Optional: Watch videos 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6. The first two videos cover forms of statistical inference that have been omitted from the AP exam, and so we will be skipping those. Video 7.6 is some more about Type I/II errors and Power. You’re welcome to watch it.
    • Please click the red “Complete Step” button
  • Required: Read the notes that I have left with each video (click theNotes Icon (Stats Medic)icon) for additional information, answers to anticipated questions, and tips about using the calculator
  • Optional: Ask a question, answer somebody else’s question, or answer one of my “discussion question” prompts
  • Optional: Finish reading Chapter 22 (pages 586-597 about the One Sample t-Test) and Chapter 23 (pages 614-624 about the Two Sample t-Test), as well as Chapter 24 (pages 634-648, about the Matched Pairs t-Test and Interval). Work on some of the odd numbered exercises in each chapter and check your answers in the back of the book.
    • I highly recommend reading through Chapter 24, since the Stats Medic videos are a little light on this topic
  • Optional: Watch the Hypothesis Tests for Means video from CollegeBoard’s live AP Statistics streams.
  • Optional (strongly recommended): Complete 2015 Free Response Question #4 (as posted in Stats Medic) 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 7 Practice Multiple Choice in Stats Medic
    • You may skip questions 6, 7, 10, 16, and 17. You’re welcome to try them, but they deal primarily with the Chi-Squared and Regression inference procedures that we are omitting this year.
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.

 

Office Hours

In addition to our regularly scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday at 10 (see below), I have set aside some time where I will be available for anybody who wants to drop in and talk:

  • Office Hours Block 1: Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Office Hours Block 2: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Or by appointment
  • Please register for an office hours session by entering your name in my Office Hours Registration Form here.

Thursday Zoom Meeting

On Thursday, 4/23 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 please log in early! Come by and say hello and ask some questions. I look forward to seeing you!

Planned agenda:

  • Welcome/check in
  • Questions about 1-sample t-tests, 2-sample t-tests, and/or matched pairs t-tests
  • Questions about Unit 7 Practice Multiple Choice Questions
  • Collaborative work on Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question + Scoring

After Thursday Zoom Meeting, due by Monday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

  • Required: Complete the Unit 7 Practice Free Response Question in Stats Medic
    • If you attend the Thursday Zoom Meeting, my plan is to start this together.
    • 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 AP Classroom and complete the Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part B and Unit 7 Progress Check MCQ Part C
    • Your grade for this will be based on your completion, not your correctness.
    • I’ve unlocked all Progress Checks for both Units 6 and 7. You’re welcome to try any/all of them.
    • Be aware that Unit 6 and Unit 7 of AP Classroom lines up closer with Units 5 and 6 of our textbook than with Units 6 and 7 of Stats Medic.

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: Probability.
  • 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.

AP Statistics Assignment for 2/3

We will have our Unit 4 test on Thursday, February 6

The third Personal Progress Check for Unit 4 has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 4 MCQ Part C PPC by the start of class on Tuesday, February 4.

Today, we wrapped up Chapter 16 with a final classwork practice sheet. You can find answers to it here.

Tuesday and Wednesday, we will review the unit as a whole, starting with a discussion of the selected textbook problems posted last week.

AP Statistics Assignment for 1/31, plus Test Warning

The applet for today’s activity can be found here. Using this simulator, find:

  • Two very different values of p and n that create a distribution that you would confidently identify as “normal”
  • Two very different values of p and n that create a distribution that you would confidently identify as “not normal”
  • At least one value of p and n that creates a distribution that might be normal, but you’re on the fence about.

Report your findings here


For homework, please finish reading Chapter 16, pages 423-429, then work on exercises 29, 31, 33 from page 432.

The third Personal Progress Check for Unit 4 has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 4 MCQ Part C PPC by the start of class on Tuesday, February 4.

Out Unit 4 Test has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6. We’ll wrap up Chapter 16 in class on Monday, then review the unit as a whole on Tuesday and Wednesday. Refer to yesterday’s post for the review assignment.

AP Statistics Assignment for 1/17

We will have a quiz on Chapter 15 on Monday, January 27.

To review, take a look at the following exercises from pages 408-411: 19, 20, 21, 36, 38, 41, 42, 52, and 55. You can find answers here. Leave a comment or send me an email with questions!

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 4 MCQ Part B PPC. Your response is due by the start of class time (9:00 for 1st period, 2:00 for 7th) on Monday, January 20

Update (11/22): I have reopened the PPC so that those of you who did not complete it within the expected timeframe can refer to the questions as review for your quiz on Monday. Completing it now will not be for credit.

AP Statistics Assignment for 1/16 plus Quiz Warning

Finish reading chapter 15 (pages 400-407), then do exercises 39, 45, 47, 55 from pages 409-411

We will have a quiz on chapter 15 when we return from exam week: Monday, January 27

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 4 MCQ Part B PPC. Your response is due by the start of class time (9:00 for 1st period, 2:00 for 7th) on Monday, January 20

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/21

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 3 MCQ Part B PPC by Monday, November 25

On Monday, we will have our Unit 3 Test. We will spend Friday reviewing, and in preparation for that you should take a look at the review problems for Unit 3: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41. You’ll get answers and supplemental review tomorrow.

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/20, plus Test Warning

Finish reading Chapter 12. Pay particular attention to the sections on matching, blinding, and placebos, as these were important topics we didn’t enough time to discuss in class.

Your next Personal Progress Check has been assigned. Log into AP Classroom and complete the Unit 3 MCQ Part B PPC by Monday, November 25

On Monday, we will have our Unit 3 Test. We will spend Friday reviewing, and in preparation for that you should take a look at the review problems for Unit 3: pages 331-336, exercises 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 20, 23, 29, 32, 40, 41. You’ll get answers and supplemental review on Friday.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, you’ll have an in class investigative task for Chapter 12, where you will be asked to design an experiment for a scenario. Unlike other tasks, this will be closed notes/closed book, and your hand-written response will be due at the end of the period.

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 11/13 + PPC

From pages 302-303, do exercises 15, 16, 18, 25, 30, 32

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 10/23

We discussed a bit of re-expression in class today, and tonight you should read pages 232-236 and 243-246 about an overview of why we re-express and some general strategies in doing so. From pages 251-252, do 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 for a neat little story about evidence for why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.

Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 2 MCQ Part B. It will be due by the start of class on Monday, October 28. As with the previous PPC, there is a 35 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.

Finally: Your Unit 2 test will be on Tuesday, October 29.

AP Statistics Assignment for 10/7

Read the last bit of chapter 6 (pages 161-162) and do exercises 47, 48 from page 175.

Also, don’t forget that your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 2 MCQ Part A. It will be due by the start of class tomorrow. As with the previous PPC, there is a 30 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 10/4, plus Quiz Warning!

We will again be referring to the temperature activity from this week in class today.

This weekend, please finish reading chapter 6 (pages 163-166, skipping the section on straightening) and do exercises 27, 28, 29, and 40 from pages 171-173.

If you’d like to know more about the math behind the correlation coefficient, I recommend you read my two posts about this topic here and here. I also encourage you to hone your correlation estimation skills at GuessTheCorrelation.com.

Your next PPC (personal progress check) has been assigned: Unit 2 MCQ Part A. It will be due by the start of class on Tuesday, October 8. As with the previous PPC, there is a 30 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.

Finally, we will have a short Chapter 6 quiz on Monday, October 7 in class, covering the properties and interpretation of correlation and associations (the PPC would be good practice for this quiz!)

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/27

Your Unit 1 Test is on Monday, September 30. In class today, you got a collection of review materials, including a list of topics, answers from yesterday’s textbook review, and some additional problems (answers to which are at the end of the packet).

I have also unlocked the Multiple Choice Question PPCs in AP Classroom, and you are welcome to check those out for some additional review. These PPCs will not be checked for a grade.

AP Statistics Assignment for 9/26 (Test 9/30)

We will have our first unit test, covering everything from the course so far, on Monday, September 30th. We will spend tomorrow reviewing.

I recommend you read the review of the unit on page 138, then from the exercises on 139-146, do 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 32, 32f, and 33.

You can find the answers to the extra practice problems from class here.

Finally, don’t forget to submit your first Personal Progress Check (PPC), assigned on AP Classroom, by class tomorrow. Per the course expectations, your completion of this assignment will be counted as a homework grade for the marking period. There is a 30 minute timer for this assignment. You are not bound by this timer, and you can continue your response after the timer expires at no penalty. The timer represents the amount of time I think the assignment should take. If it takes a longer time than that of continuous work, you are not working efficiently enough.

Question 1 will ask you to create a histogram of data. You can do this online and take a screenshot, or make it by hand and upload a picture.