AP Statistics Assignment for 3/1

Chapter 20 is like an extended “What can go wrong?” section from the end of each other chapter in our textbook. In short, even though we might do everything correctly—choose an appropriately random and representative sample of our population, gather our data properly, analyze it accurately, and correctly conduct an appropriate hypothesis test—we might still be wrong. If you missed class (or would like a re-explanation on the rather tricky circumstances that these errors might happen), check out this video. For a slightly more metaphorical take on this subject, watch The Story of Sad Sack and its companion video here.

This weekend, read the first part of chapter 20, pages 516-526 (we will have a reading quiz about the Just Checking questions from this section), then do exercises 4, 5, 7, 13, 17

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 10/3

Read pages 154-161 (up to the section on “Straightening”). From the exercises on pages 168-173, do 9, 10, 14, 15, 41, 42.

There will be a reading quiz about this section in class tomorrow, and we will have a more thorough, though short, quiz on chapter 6 on Friday, October 6.

Also, check out Guess the Correlation, a surprisingly addictive online game where you, surprise, surprise, guess the correlation value for a randomly created association. How high can you get your score?