Mr. Rogers' Syllabus AP Statistics 

What
to Expect: Reasoning based on probability and statistics gives modern
society the ability to cope with uncertainty. It has astonishing power to improve decisionmaking AP Statistics is a college level class for students who have been highly successful in Algebra II. It covers the topics needed for the American College Board AP Statistics exam. Students passing this test may receive college credit. In today's world most statistical analysis is done on calculators or a computers. Students will learn how to perform statistical analysis on TI 83 calculators and Excell spreadsheets with computers as well as more traditional techniques. Enrichment Activity Each student is to Review the statistics in an article published in an academic, technical, or scientific journal once per quarter. Popular magazines are not allowed. The paper reviewed must be at least 3 pages long. The write up should be at least two good paragraphs. The first should summarize the article's content and the second should review the statistics. All reviews are to be typewritten and have a photocopy of the first page of the article and subsequent pages with relevant statistics. A given article can be reviewed by only one person. Students should sign up in advance for the article they want to review. All reviews are due one week before the end of the quarter. 


Mr. Rogers' AP Statistics Objectives 

Basic Syllabus  1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter 
Standards Outline (from the College Board) 

I. Exploring Data: Observing patterns and departures from patterns


II. Planning a Study: Deciding what and how to measure
IV. Statistical Inference: Confirming models A. Confidence intervals


B. Tests of significance
C. Special case of normally distributed data

EXTRA CREDIT/CHALLENGE  STATISTICS RELATED PROJECTS AP statistics students can generally not receive extra credit. In exceptional cases extra credit of up to 10 points per quarter can be granted for major projects depending on their complexity and quality. A large well done project can receive extra credit in more than one quarter. 10 extra credit points will normally raise a grade by about 3 percentage points. 
Major Projects
Enter the Regional Science Fair with a project which makes liberal use of statistics. The idea is due by Oct 1st, the experimental work is to be completed before Christmas break, and the total project completed by January 31st. 