Day 
Date 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 
1st Quarter Workload: 40 classroom hours, approximately 18 homework hours to complete 135 exercises over Chapters 1,3,4, & 5.
Note: Reading of the appropriate section of the Textbook is REQUIRED in this course. Advice from Previous Year's AP Stats students
Two online video series may help students who desire additional resources. However, they are not sequenced with EHS's course except as linked in specific Sections 
Course Handout & Policy
Intro to Course  DANG!
Note: Complete even and odd Exercise problems listed unless specified otherwise. [i.e. "odd only"]
Overview 

1 
Week 1 Tue, 13Aug 
Chapter 1 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 29 Exercises
1.1 Course Intro/Section 1.1 Definitions 
Each assignment to be turned in must include:

2 
1.1 Histograms, relative cumulative frequency, timeplots 
Read xii  34; 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11, 1.15, 1.17, 1.27, 1.29 

3 
1.1/1.2 Quartiles and boxplots, Measuring spread, Zscores Online Video: Against All Odds#6: Standard Deviation 
Read 3741; 1.33, 1.35 

4 
1.2 Changing units (linear transformations), Comparing Distributions 
Read 4252; 1.36, 1.39, 1.41, 1.43 

5 
Week 2 Mon, 19Aug

1.2 
Read 53  61; 1.47, 1.51, 1.55*, 1.57, 1.58 [* may be wrong/incomplete answer in textbook] 
6 
1.11.2 
Read 6466 1.59  1.73 odd only Due Lab 1: Fathom Introduction 

7 
Quiz Day 1.11.2 HW Quiz 

8 
Chapter 3 Workload: approximately 4 hours to complete 26 Exercises 
Scoring in AP Statistics...communication! Study for Test 

9 

Test 1.11.2 Read Chapter 3 Review, pp 181183


10 
Week 3 Mon, 26Aug 
3.1 Scatterplots (Quarter Project Assigned) 
3.1, 3.3, 3.7, 3.11, 3.13, 3.15, 3.17, 3.19, 3.23 Handout: Quarter 1 Project 
11 

3.2 Correlation 
3.25, 3.27, 3.29, 3.33, 3.35, 3.37 
12 

3.3 Least squares regression 
3.38*, 3.41, 3.43, 3.45, 3.47, 3.53, 3.55, 3.61 [* use table 3.1 page 127] 
13 

3.3 Least squares regression facts; rsquared 
Due Lab 2 : Fathom over Chapter 1 
14 

3.3 Residuals, outliers, influential observations 
3.65, 3.75, 3.77

Labor Day 

15 
Week 4 Tue, 3Sep


Quiz 3.13.3 HW Quiz Study for Test & Work on Project 
16 

Chapter 4 Workload: approximately 6 hours to complete 38 Exercises 
Test 3.13.3 
17 

Due Lab 3 : Fathom over Chapter 3
Handout Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4 Read Chapter 4 Review, pp 256257 

18 

4.1 Transforming relationships & ladder of powers 
4.1* , 4.2, 4.3, 4.5** [* 4.1b may be incorrect answer in textbook; ** challenging!] 
19 
Week 5 Mon, 9Sep 
4.1 Exponential growth; logarithm transformations 
4.7, 4.9, 4.11 
20 

4.1 Power models; loglog transformations 
4.13, 4.15, 4.17, 4.19, 4.21*, 4.23, 4.25 [* 4.21c answer should be...yhat = 0.594 + 0.0851x] 
21 

4.2 Cautions about correlation & regression 
4.27  4.49 odd only 
22 

4.2 Causation, confounding, and common response 
Due: Quarter 1 Project Data Due Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4 
23 


Quiz 4.14.2 4.59, 4.61, 4.624.66, 4.71 
24 
Week 6 Mon, 16Sep 
4.3 Relations in categorical data: marginal & conditional
distributions 

25 


4.73  4.79 odd only HW Quiz 
26 

Chapter 5 Workload: approximately 4.25 hours to complete 42 Exercises 
Test 4.14.3 
27 

Calculator Notes from Ch 4 of Intro Stats Text Online Video: Against All Odds#15: Surveys & Experiments 
Quarter 1 Project  work day Read Chapter 5 Review, pp 318319 
28 

5.1 Designing samples 
Read Article : Franklin's Forgotten Triumph 5.1  5.8 
29 
Week 7 Mon, 23Sep 
5.1 Simple random samples & other sampling methods 
5.9  5.17 odd only 
30 

5.1 Designing surveys: cautions 
5.19*, 5.23, 5.25, 5.27, 5.29 [* may be wrong answer in textbook] 
31 
5.2 Experiments  terminology 
5.315.36 Quarter Project Due in 1 Week !!! 

32 

5.2 Randomized comparative experiments; experimental design 
5.37, 5.39, 5.41 
33 

5.2 More complex designs: blocking & matched pairs 
5.455.57 odd only Review for Quiz Inclass practice: FreeResponse Question from 2006 
34 
Week 8 Mon, 30Sep 

Quiz 5.15.2 Finish Quarter 1 Project 
35 

5.3 Simulation 
5.59, 5.69, 5.71, 5.73 
36 

5.3 
DUE: QUARTER 1 PROJECT 5.755.87 odd only [5.85 & 5.87 are bonus simulations] 
37 

Chapter 6 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 44 Exercises 
Test 5.15.3 Read Chapter 6 Review, pp 382383 
Teacher Institute 

38 
Week 9 Mon, 7Oct 
Calculator Notes from Ch5 of Intro to Stats Text 6.1 The Idea of Probability 
HW Quiz / Quiz 5.15.2 (retake) 6.16.10 [use Math>randBin(n,p,t) for 6.10]

39 

Online Video: Against all Odds#18: Intro to Probability Online Video: Using Statistics to Lie to Congress???? 

40 

6.2 Probability Models 
6.116.25 odd, & 6.276.30, 6.33 
41 
6.2 Probability Models 
workday 

42 
Endof1st Quarter 
Student half day 
Day 
Date 
Section 
Assignment 


Columbus Day 

1 
Week 10 Tue, 15Oct

2nd Quarter Workload: 44 classroom hours, approximately 10 homework hours to complete 133 exercises over Chapters 6,7,8,2 and review.

Overview 
2 
6.2 Independence and the multiplication rule 
6.356.45 odd only, 6.46, 6.47, 6.51, 6.53 

3 
6.3 General addition rule/Venn diagrams 
6.55, 6.58, 6.59, 6.63*, 6.64,6.65, 6.67, 6.69, 6.73, 6.75 [* need to know: P(A U B) + P(A^{c} ∩ B^{c}) = 1] 

4 
6.3 Conditional probability & Bayes' Theorem 10min
video on Conditional Probability Tree Diagrams on Kahn
Academy 
workday 

5 
Week 11 Mon, 21Oct 
Quiz 6.16.2 [10min max] 6.816.87 odd only Handout: Practice Quiz 6.16.2 [not graded] 

6 

Chapter 7 Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises 
HW Quiz Quiz 6.26.3 Test Review 
7 

Test 6.16.3 Read Chapter 7 Summaries Parent  Teacher Conferences 

Parent  Teacher Conferences 

Parent  Teacher Conferences 

8 
Week 12 Mon, 28Oct 
7.17.2 Discrete Random Variables, Mean & Variance 
7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.23, 7.25 
9 

7.2 Law of large numbers, rules for means, variances,
independence 
7.34, 7.35, 7.43, 7.45, 7.46, 7.47, 7.51* * answer in back of some textbooks is incorrect for last part...it should be σ = 4.584% 
10 

Chapter 8 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 32 Exercises Calculator Notes from Ch7 of Intro to Stats Text 8.1 Probability, mean & standard deviation 
8.18.13 odd only, 8.17 HANDOUT: Quarter 2 Project Help on identifying Categorical vs Quantitative data: 
11 

8.1 Binomial Simulations 
8.218.29 odd only, 8.33, 8.35, 8.37, 8.39 
12 

8.2 Geometric setting and geometric probability 
workday 
13 
Week 13 Mon, 4Nov 
7.18.2 Properties of geometric r.v. & simulations 
8.478.51*, 8.588.63 *8.51d) answer should be 1.625 
14 

8.18.2 
Activity Writeup 
15 

8.1 
Quiz 7.1 & 8.1 [discrete only] 8.418.45 odd only 
16 


workday 
17 

7.18.2 
Test Review Problems 

Veteran's Day (observed) 
no school 

18 
Week 14 Tue, 12Nov 

HW Quiz DUE: PROJECT 2 PLAN & DATA 
19 

Chapter 2 Workload: approximately 1.7 hours to complete 31 Exercises 
Test on Discrete Random Variables

20 

2.1 Density curves, mean and median 
2.12.9, 2.11, 2.13, 2.15, 2.16 
21 

2.12.2 Normal distributions & 689599.7 rule 
2.192.25 
22 
Week 15 Mon, 18Nov 
2.2 Standardizing and the standard normal curve 
2.26, 2.27, 2.412.45 
23 

2.2 nonStandard normal curves 
2.512.54 
24 

2.2 Assessing normality 
Handout : Fathom Lab 5 : Is It Normal? 
25 

2.12.2 Normal distributions & calculations on TI83/84/89 
Quiz 2.12.2 Due Lab 5 : Fathom : IsItNormal

26 

Review Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises 7.1 Discrete Random Variables, Mean & Variance 
7.6, 7.7, 7.177.20 
27 
Week 16 Mon, 25Nov 
7.2 Continuous Random Variables 
7.367.39 
28 

8.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables 
8.19, 8.20, 8.32

Thanksgiving Break 
No school 

29 
Week 17 Mon, 2Dec 

DUE: QUARTER 2 PROJECT 
30 

2.18.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables 
Quiz 2.18.1 [Continuous RVs] 
31 

2.18.1 
HW Quiz 
32 


Test 2.18.1 [Continuous Random Variables] 
33 

1.18.2 
Semester Exam Review Chapters 1,3,4,5 
34 
Week 18 Mon, 9Dec 

Project Presentations 
35 

Probability Practice & Review worksheets 

36 


37 

Review 2003 (Form B) FRQ #1 Parts (a) & (b) Review 2003 FRQ #1 Parts (a) & (b) 

38 

Review 2004 FRQ #1 Review 2004 (Form B) FRQ #2 

39 
Week 19 Mon, 16Dec 
Review 2006 (Form B) FRQ #1 Parts (a)  (d) Review 2012 FRQ #1 Parts (a)  (c) 

40 

Review for Semester 

41 
1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 1 

42 

1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 2 
43 
1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 3 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester 
Day 
Date 
Section 
Assignment 
1 
Week 1

3rd Quarter Workload: 45 classroom hours, approximately 19.25 homework hours to complete 133 exercises over Chapters 9,10,12,and 11.
Chapter 9 Workload: approximately 2.25 hours to complete 31 Exercises
9.1 Parameter vs. statistic: heading toward inference Online Video: Khan Academy: Central Limit Theorem 
Overview
9.19.6 
2 

9.1 Sampling distributions: sampling variability & bias 
9.9, 9.10, 9.11, 9.13, 9.15, 9.17 
3 

9.2 Sampling distribution of sample proportion 
9.19, 9.23, 9.25, 9.26, 9.27, 9.29*, 9.30 [* may have wrong answer in some textbooks] 
4 

9.2 
workday / simulation of sampling distributions for sample means and proportions 
5 
Week 2

9.3 Sampling distribution of sample mean; the Central Limit Theorem 
9.319.41 odd 
6 

9.3 
workday 
7 

9.19.3 
Quiz 9.19.3 
8 

9.19.3 
Test Review 9.479.50 all, 9.51, 9.53 
9 

9.19.3 
HW Quiz Lab 6: Fathom Lab : Sample Proportion Simulation 
Week 3


Martin Luther King Day 

10 

Chapter 10 Workload: approximately 5 hours to complete 48 Exercises 
Test 9.19.3 
11 

10.1 Estimating with confidence: connecting to the sampling distribution 
10.1, 10.3, 10.4 
12 

10.1 Confidence interval for population mean 
10.510.8 all (see Technology toolbox pg 558) Due: Lab 6 : Sample Proportion Simulation 
13 

10.1 How confidence intervals behave; choosing sample
size; cautions 
10.9, 10.11, 10.13, 10.14, 10.16, 10.17 
14 
Week 4

10.2 Logic of significance tests; stating hypotheses 
10.27, 10.29 10.32 
15 

10.2 Pvalues and statistical significance 
10.33, 10.35, 10.37, 10.39, 10.40, 10.41, 10.43 
16 

10.2 Fixed significance level tests and confidence intervals 
10.19, 10.21, 10.22, 10.23, 10.25, 10.51, 10.52, 10.53, 10.56 
17 

10.110.2 
Quiz 10.110.2 
18 

10.3 About statistical significance 
10.5710.65 odd 
19 
Week 5

10.4 Concepts of Type I, Type II error & power 
10.6710.77 odd 
20 

10.310.4 
10.86, 10.87, 10.88 
21 

10.310.4 
workday 
22 

10.310.4 
Quiz 10.310.4 
23 

10.110.4 
Test Review 
24 
Week 6

10.110.4 
HW Quiz 
25 

Chapter 12 : Inference for Proportions Workload : approximately 3.5 hours (+3) to complete 26 Exercises 
Test 10.110.4 
26 

12.1 Inference conditions for proportions 
12.112.5, 12.7, 12.9

27 

12.1 Confidence intervals and significance tests for
proportions 
12.11, 12.13. 12.17, 12.18, 12.19, 12.21* [* use p=0.33 rather than p=1/3] 
28 

12.1 Determining sample size 
workday 
29 
Week 7

12.2 Confidence intervals about difference in proportions 
12.2312.29 (odd) 
30 

12.2 Significance tests: difference in proportions 
12.3012.33 
31 

12.112.2 
12.35, 12.37, 12.39*, 12.41**, 12.43 [* answer in some textbooks may be wrong] [** may require a "t" distribution from Ch11...talk to Mr M] 
32 

12.112.2 
Quiz 12.112.2 
Teacher Institute Day 

Week 8

Presidents Day 

33 

12.112.2 
Test Review 
34 

12.112.2 
HW Quiz 
35 

Chapter 11 : Inference for Means Workload: approximately 8.5 hours to complete 32 Exercises 
Test 12.112.2 
36 

11.1 What to do when SIGMA is unknown  t 
11.111.6 
37 
Week 9

11.1 Confidence intervals and significance tests with
t 
11.711.11 
38 
11.1 Matched pairs  a special case of onesample t 
11.13, 11.15 

39 

11.1 Robustness of t procedures 
11.17, 11.19, 11.21, 11.22, 11.31 
40 

11.2 Matched pairs vs. two independent samples 
11.37, 11.38 DUE:Lab 8: Fathom Lab : Darwin 
41 

11.2 Comparing two population means 
11.3911.43 (odd) 
42 
Week 10

11.2 Comparing two population means 
workday 
43 
11.2 More accurate degrees of freedom from technology 
Quiz 11.111.2 11.6311.73 (odd) 

44 

11.111.2 
11.47, 11.49

45 

11.111.2 
HW Quiz 
46 
11.111.2 
Test 11.111.2 
Day 
Date 
Section 
Assignment 
MOCK Exams should be scheduled during IL State Testing (SAT)  
1 
Week 10

4th Quarter Workload: 21 classroom hours and approximately 5 homework hours to complete 28 exercises over Chapters 13 & 14. AP Exam Preparation is 22 classroom hours.
Chapter 13 : Inference for Tables (Categorical Data) Workload: approximately 1.75 hours to complete 14 Exercises
13.1 Chisquare goodness of fit tests
BRING AN 1.69OUNCE BAG OF M&M's TO CLASS TOMORROW
Online Video: Against all Odds#29 :ChiSquared and the search for curing diseases 
Overview
ACTIVITY Chapter 13: BRING AN 1.69OUNCE BAG OF M&M's TO CLASS TOMORROW
13.10 
2 

13.1 M & M Goodness of fit 
Class Activity Chapter 13: M&M color proportions 13.113.13 odd 13.5 will need the M&M data from class 
3 

13.1 Chisquare goodness of fit tests 
Workday 
4 

13.2 Chisquare test for homogeneity 
13.15, 13.17 
5 

13.2 Chisquare test for association/independ. 
13.19, 13.21, 13.29, 13.30 
6 
Week 11

13.2 Chisquare test for association/independ. 
workday 
7 
13.113.2 ASA's Statistical Project Competition...examples of 4th Quarter Project Submissions 
Quiz 13.113.2 Handout : 4th Quarter Project


8 

13.113.2 
HW Quiz or Workday 
9 

13.113.2 
Test 13.113.2 
10 

Chapter 14 : Inference for Regression Lines Workload: approximately 3.25 hours to complete 14 Exercises BRING TAPE MEASURE (or yardstick) TO CLASS NEXT WEEK 
ACTIVITY Chapter 14: BRING TAPE MEASURE (or yardstick) TO CLASS NEXT WEEK 
Mar 
Spring Break 

11 
Week 12

14.1 The idea of the regression model; computer output 
14.1  14.11 (odd) 
12 


workday on 4th Quarter Projects 
13 


workday on 4th Quarter Projects DUE: 4th Quarter Project : 1 page Proposals 
14 

14.2 Regression line  predictions 
14.13  14.27 (odd) 14.23 part (c) do NOT do CI for mean corn yield...not on Calculator 
15 

14.2 Regression line  conditions 
workday on 4th Quarter Projects

16 
Week 13

14.2 Regression Line 
Class Activity Chapter 14: Arm length versus Height : estimating LSRL 
17 


workday 
18 

14.114.2 
Quiz 14.114.2 (return of 1page proposals to students) 
19 

14.114.2 
HW Quiz [if needed] Test Review 
20 

14.114.2 
workday on 4th Quarter Projects 
21 
Week 14


Test 14.114.2 
22 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #119 from prior AP Exam 
23 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #2040 from prior AP Exam 
24 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Free Response Questions 15 from prior AP Exam 
25 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Free Response Test Question 6 & Scoring from prior AP Exam 
26 
Week 15

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Sample Scoring of Sample Student Responses [scroll down page] 
27 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 

28 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation 
Mock AP Exam [inschool field trip] 10:45AM  2:00PM in JDWF [eat "A" lunch] 
29 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
DUE: 4th Quarter Project :12 page Data & Analysis Design for Team 
30 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
FR #6 from 2014 Released Practice Exam 
31 
Week 16

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Crossscoring of Mock Exam Free Response 
32 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Crossscoring of Mock Exam Free Response 
33 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: 18 Sample Multiple Choice Questions & Solutions 
34 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
FR #6 from 2015 Released Practice Exam [page 74, solution page 102] 
35 
Fri, May 4 
Yearbook Signing Day 

36 
Week 17

Due : May : 4th Quarter Project : Presentations (Team)


37 

Team Presentations (continued) 

38 

Due : May : 4th Quarter Project : Individual Written Report 

39 


FR #6 from 2016 Released Practice Exam [page 76, solution page 104] 
40 

Due : May : 18 Sample MC Questions [homework score] 
FR #6 from 2017 Released Practice Exam [page 77, solution page 104] 
4145 
Week 18
Wed, (senior last day) 
Semester Final Exam for Seniors 
2019 AP Exams (Week 1):
2019 AP Exams (Week 2):

4648 
Week 19
(nonsenior last day)

Semester Final Exams for nonSeniors 
2020 AP Exams (Week 1):
2020 AP Exams (Week 2):

Classroom Policy
Text & Resource Requirements

The Practice of Statistics: TI83/89 Graphing Calculator Enhanced, 2nd ed.
ISBN 0716747731
David S. Moore from Purdue University, Daren S. Starnes from the Webb Schools, Dan Yates
W. H. Freeman, 2003

Graphing calculator such as a TI83 or TI84 (any version).

Fathom 2.13 software for statistics will be used in the classroom/computer lab. Fathom is NOT required for home use but may be helpful. http://fathom.concord.org/

Notebook(s) to record definitions, theorems, examples, and general notes. (including pencils, 4x6 note cards)

Notebook(s) for all written homework 

copy original problem,

copy correct solution often from back of textbook, and

include steps that connect the problem witht he solution (with explanation/justification as appropriate).

Optional for Students

Prep for the AP Exam Supplement, Larry Peterson, 0716796155

Optional For Instructors

Golden Resource Binder, 0716783452,
Instructor's Solutions Manual, Christopher Barat, Virginia State University, 9780716783442,
ASSESSMENT: Test Bank CDROM (Windows and Mac versions on one disc), 0716783436, revised by Darin Starnes, Michael Fligner and William Notz. Printed: 0716783428
PRESENTATION: Instructors Resource CDROM, 0716797607 This CDROM contains all the student CD material plus: be imported to the presentation list from locally saved files and the web.
Grading
 Semester Scores are calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component  Weight 

1st Quarter Score  40% 
2nd Quarter Score  40% 
Semester Final Exam  20% 
 Quarter Scores will be calculated on a straight point basis. That said, each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories.
Category  Weight (approximate) 

Daily Work / Project / Labs  30% 
Quizzes  20% 
Tests  50% 
 Notes:
 Late assignments will given a score of zero (0)...except for unplanned excused absences which will be scored as specified in the student handbook.
 Scores will NOT be rounded up.
 Bonus work or bonus points are NOT part of the course score and will be included ONLY at the discretion of the teacher.
 Students should not EXPECT bonus points or bonus work...even if it is listed on the syllabus.
 Scores will be primarily based on individual ability, understanding, and accomplishment.
 There will be ONE inschool field trip in April to complete an AP "Mock Exam" in preparation for the actual AP Exam as well as the 2nd Semester Final Exam. This field trip is required and the "Mock Exam" will be scored as part of the course grade regardless of the student actually taking the AP Exam or not.
 Quarter and Semester GRADES will be calculated from corresponding scores based on the following table:
Percentage Scale  Grade Letter 

100%  88%  A 
87.99%  76%  B 
75.99%  64%  C 
69.99%  52%  D 
51.99%  1%  F 
0.99%  0%  Incomplete 
BYOD Policy :
 A computer lab is available for students for this course. The
computers in the lab run the following software (see Resources
tab for details):
 Microsoft Windows 7 (Pro)
 Fathom
 While students may bring in their own computer to complete classroom assignments, there are specific devices that may not be compatible with the software.
 A general rule of thumb is to see if the device comes with a keyboard and mouse...if not, then usually the device cannot be used in the course. For example: MacBooks will work but iPads will not. Please see your teacher if you have specific questions about your device.
 Phones and/or uncovered cameras are NOT allowed in the classroom.
 Students who intentionally or unintentionally compromise the privacy of any other student or compromise academic integrity or validity of a test or quiz by their behavior will receive a zero and, possibly, a referal for further consequences. This includes having a camera (i.e. smartphone/BYOD device) out while ANY assessment is in the classroom.
 For example, a student who turns in their test and then takes out their smartphone (i.e. camera) to listen to music while other students are still working on their tests will receive a zero on their test. As well, a student taking pictures of teacher's notes on the board will not retain/learn of concepts and may be invading the privacy of other students (white boards are highly reflective). Generally, if the teacher is taking the time to handwrite notes on the board, then students should put in the effort to copy the notes.
Responsibilities & Expectations
Advice from previous year's AP Stats students to future students

Answers to: If you could start AP Statistics over again, what advice would you give yourself?
Try to argue back every point because EVERY POINT MATTERS!!!

Learn how to efficiently finish homework because it adds up quick.

Do not underestimate multiple choice questions and prepare extensively for them.
In chapter 1 and 3, make sure you know all the different terms for univariate and bivariate data sets. Ch 1 is shape, center, and spread. Ch 3 is shape, trend, strength, and variability. These terms are the foundation for the rest of the semester.
The quarter projects are not very hard, but finding data for them is impossible. Make sure you start looking for data at least a week before the data is due. It's literally impossible to do it in one hour on the last day.

Work through the quarter projects gradually instead of completing it like any other assignment a day before the due day. They take a long time and are worth lots of points.

Be attentive and ask questions during Mr. Meinzen's lectures. He might mention something once and then it will appear on the test later

Figure out how to deal with Meinzen. He can be a big obstacle to your success, but can also be a huge boon to you. You just need to figure out how to learn and understand him and his way of grading. HE IS NOT FAIR!

"Make an Equation sheet"

"Manage your time...you are too busy but staying after school and doing 5 Questions helped"

"Get a TI84 graphing calculator!"

Answers to: What was your favorite part of the course?

"Not Chapter 6"

"Working with other students"

"The lectures"

"2nd Semester"


Answers to: What was the hardest/least favorite part of the course?
"Mr M."
"Lots of writing"
"Chapter 6 ... probability"

"Multiple Choice on AP Exams!"
 Student Responsibilities...
 ...while in class:
 In Seat & Ready to Go when bell stops (i.e. books, sharpened pencils, paper)
 Respectful of Teacher and each other (i.e. raise your hand, don’t talk while teacher is talking, no rudeness or bad language, etc.)
 The two most important ingredients for success in this class are practice and attendance.
 No eating or drinking in class, 2 bathroom/drinking trips per Semester.
 Remember that, for every hour spent in class, 2 hours of outside class work (homework/projects) are typical for an AP course (i.e. 5 hours in class per week + 10 hours at home)
 ...while absent:
 Read the textbook and look at examples prior to returning.
 Obtain the assignment from the calendar, webpage, or a peer.
 Do the assignment or, at a minimum, have the homework problem written out along with answers (from back of book or peer).
 Obtain notes from a peer or teacher.
 Arrange to come in before or after school for assistance from the teacher.
 Grades will be as per school policy (see student handbook):
 for excused absences, you have the same number of days as you were absent to make up missing assignments/quizzes/tests.
 for unexecused absences, you will receive 80% or 50% of the earned grade based on the number of unexcused absences.
 any assignment/quiz/test not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero.
 ...while in class:
 Teacher Responsibilities...
 Demonstrate mastery of mathematical content & educational pedagogy, professional and courteous behavior, and provide a timely & updated syllabus.
 Maintain a classroom atmosphere that is safe and conducive to the education of ALL students.
 Maintain discipline by ensuring students are respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook for any questions.
 If problems occur in the class, the discipline plan, in general, is:
 Verbal warning (may include "1 minute after class delayed dismissal" or "15 minute after school minidetention")
 After school detention & parents/guardians contacted (called or emailed)
 Referral to the administrator
 Be available before and after school [unless a meeting is scheduled] in the classroom or in the math office (Room A310) for extra help. However, a student often needs to schedule time to meet outside of the normal class period.
 I can be reached at 6567100 ext. 20311 or jmeinzen@ecusd7.org
 As well, I strongly encourage students and parents to contact me as soon as possible if there are any questions or concerns. Most issues can be quickly resolved through timely communication.
Advice
 Use mechanical pencils (have at least 2) and stay organized.
 Get two classmates' phone numbers in case you need help.
 WEBSITE for Assignments is http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs/ehsstaff/jmeinzen but remember that technology is NOT perfect.
 This class requires a great deal of selfdiscipline.
Survey Assignment
 What is your best learning environment (given the classroom we have)?
 What learning/teaching style do you think is most effective for you?
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 Additional Practice & Learning Resources
 Online Textbook Options [online chapters may not correspond
exactly with course textbook chapters]
 Videos : Statistical Topics and Examples  Against All Odds
 Videos & Practice : AP Statistics
 Practice : Identifying Statistical Inferences (requires FlashPlayer...Internet Explorer)
 Practice Quizzes : [AP specific]
 Practice Quizzes [nonfree]: List of Statistical Topics [not AP specific]
 Practice, Tools & Training : StatTrek.com [AP specific and beyond]
 Online Textbook Options [online chapters may not correspond
exactly with course textbook chapters]
 Fathom Simulation Software
 Fathom 2.13 software for statistics will be used in the classroom/computer lab. Fathom is NOT required for home use but may be helpful. http://fathom.concord.org/
 Fathom Tutorial Movies
 University of Illinois Fathom Tutorial  G:\\EHS Courses\ Intro to Stats\Fathom Tutorial\ Fathom tutorial part1.html
 Data for Fathom
 Notes & Other Lectures
 worksheets  Kuta Software provides additional practice with answers
 website  Wolfram Alpha provides technical solutions to a variety of math problems
 Coursework on a variety of universitylevel topics  courtesy of Academic Earth