Ap Statistics

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The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level class in statistics. The 3-hour, end-of-course exam is comprised of 46 questions, including40multiple-choice questions (50% of the exam) and 6 free-response questions (50% of the exam). The exam covers the following course content categories.

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  • The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level class in statistics. The 3- hour, end-of-course exam is comprised of 46 questions, including40multiple-choice questions (50% of the exam) and 6 free-response questions (50% of the exam).
AP Statistics Course Outline
Following is an outline of the major topics covered by the AP Statistics Exam. The ordering here is intended to define the scope of the course but not necessarily the sequence. The percentages in parentheses for each content area indicate the coverage for that content area in the exam.

I. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns (20%–30%) Exploratory analysis of data makes use of graphical and numerical techniques tostudy patterns and departures from patterns. Emphasis should be placed oninterpreting information from graphical and numerical displays and summaries.

A.Constructing and interpreting graphical displays of distributions of univariate data (dotplot, stemplot, histogram, cumulative frequency plot)

1. Center and spread


2. Clusters and gaps

3. Outliers and other unusual features

4. Shape

B. Summarizing distributions of univariate data

1. Measuring center: median, mean

2. Measuring spread: range, interquartile range, standard deviation

3. Measuring position: quartiles, percentiles, standardized scores(z-scores)

4. Using boxplots

5. The effect of changing units on summary measures

C. Comparing distributions of univariate data (dotplots,back-to-back stemplots, parallel boxplots)

1. Comparing center and spread: within group,between group variation

2. Comparing clusters and gaps

3. Comparing outliers and other unusual features

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4. Comparing shapes

D. Exploring bivariate data

1. Analyzing patterns in scatterplots

2. Correlation and linearity

3. Least-squares regression line

4. Residual plots, outliers and influential points

5. Transformations to achieve linearity:logarithmic and power transformations

E. Exploring categorical data

1. Frequency tables and bar charts

2. Marginal and joint frequencies for two-waytables

3. Conditional relative frequencies and association

4. Comparing distributions using bar charts

II. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning andconducting a study (10%–15%) Data must be collected according to awell-developed plan if valid information on aconjecture is to beobtained. This plan includes clarifying the question and decidingupon amethod of data collection and analysis.

A. Overview of methods of data collection

1. Census

2. Sample survey

3. Experiment

4. Observational study

B. Planning and conducting surveys

1. Characteristics of a well-designed andwell-conducted survey

2. Populations, samples and random selection

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3. Sources of bias in sampling and surveys

4. Sampling methods, including simple randomsampling, stratified random sampling and cluster sampling

C. Planning and conducting experiments

1. Characteristics of a well-designed andwell-conducted experiment

2. Treatments, control groups, experimental units,random assignments and replication

3. Sources of bias and confounding, includingplacebo effect and blinding

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4. Completely randomized design

5. Randomized block design, including matched pairsdesign

D. Generalizability ofresults and types of conclusions

III. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomenausing probability and simulation (20%–30%) Probability is the tool used foranticipating what the distribution of data shouldlook like under a givenmodel.

A. Probability

1. Interpreting probability, including long-runrelative frequency interpretation

2. “Law of Large Numbers” concept

3. Addition rule, multiplication rule, conditionalprobability and independence

4. Discrete random variables and their probabilitydistributions, including binomial and geometric

5. Simulation of random behavior and probabilitydistributions

6. Mean (expected value) and standard deviation ofa random variable, and linear transformation of a random variable

B. Combining independent random variables

1. Notion of independence versus dependence

2. Mean and standard deviation for sums anddifferences of independentrandom variables

C. The normal distribution

1. Properties of the normal distribution

2. Using tables of the normal distribution

3. The normal distribution as a model formeasurements

D. Sampling distributions

1. Sampling distribution of a sample proportion

2. Sampling distribution of a sample mean

3. Central Limit Theorem

4. Sampling distribution of a difference betweentwo independent sample proportions

5. Sampling distribution of a difference betweentwo independent ssamplemeans

6. Simulation of sampling distributions

7. t-distribution

8. Chi-square distribution

IV. Statistical Inference: Estimating populationparameters and testing hypotheses (30%–40%) Statistical inference guides theselection of appropriate models.

A. Estimation (point estimators and confidenceintervals)

1. Estimating population parameters and margins oferror

2. Properties of point estimators, includingunbiasedness and variability

3. Logic of confidence intervals, meaning of confidencelevel and confidence intervals, and properties of confidence intervals

4. Large sample confidence interval for aproportion


5. Large sampleconfidence interval for a difference between two proportions

6. Confidence interval for a mean

7. Confidence interval for a difference between twomeans (unpaired and paired)

8. Confidence interval for the slope of a least-squaresregression line

B. Tests of significance

1. Logic of significance testing, null and alternativehypotheses; p-values; one- and two-sided tests; concepts of Type I and Type IIerrors; concept of power

2. Large sample test for a proportion

3. Large sample test for a difference between twoproportions

4. Test for a mean

5. Test for a difference between two means(unpaired and paired)

6. Chi-square test for goodness of fit, homogeneityof proportions, and independence (one- and two-way tables)

7. Test for the slope ofa least-squares regression line

This page contains useful information on the AP Statistics course. To view the assignment calendars, syllabi, help sessions, and recovery policy, click on that link in the left margin.
The AP Stat exam is on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12pm (check for exact start time).
To access your scores online, sign up for an account athttps://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=11082930&ep_rid=30979560.
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Website: myap.collegeboard.org
Website with directions on how to sign up: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/joining-your-ap-class-section-students.pdf

REMIND class codes:
College Board AP Statistics Homepage and Free Response Questions
***NEW Formula Sheet for the Exam***
This is the formula sheet that will be provided on the AP Statistics exam as of 2020:
Textbook Website and Resources
Our book (The Practice of Statistics, 5th edition):


Worked examples and exercises videos: http://www.macmillanlearning.com/catalog/studentresources/tps5e#
Online Practice Quizzes
Links to each of the practice quizzes (there is one for each chapter):
Online Quiz: Chapter 1https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK4cCre0HcYGSYYpAL5J2RQjruroUOzcS5KywUNk6uaodsfg/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 2https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTYrPMmiAMsAlyvmPIqnOSXyegJ0KliST_qDaakH6SbHz0aw/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 3https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNZDMBhZAf2FhKt66vxIXFUehjNQwLdmdxmOPfW69IhllIzg/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 4https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfr2bg3lqNU6amqDhAXJwI9DczzvV029pWgSBN4gxZhOp1sNw/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 5https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9EmzclqTXwsK_xSIknQGo4jCPSMywuZFhCB421ssKOJt2RQ/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 6https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkdjm9fdmZCYW6okvEcfdft2t88hX-ZZHho1PZYnDhqY9pLQ/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 7https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeN1tuZrXT39nWoen3vQi29Wy7VIlIhmgPwv1svqfVwkfzaqA/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 8https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefFuUwgW4xNEaIRoYyX6F4mHG-x3Tb-e1PKLPHSpAO1ITV1g/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 9https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrNws8BfK4I8zDDRxpTUmXCcs2yNHvMR-cSuBscTa5Lj4pzw/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 10https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7_-4e6F85dZOCdoinvNG_LsHVEz9-kVgHhD-yhU30qWIdpQ/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 11https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeT2cqGSCQgDlfQIKH96hpWqV37Fn-Y1HPEiqbIAzr_HBn8Yw/viewform
Online Quiz: Chapter 12https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRRJlOZ-0IZIad8WDTyeQX3KfvFUaeYa4GcdOGDXaqrxzdLA/viewform
All statistics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC8478000586FA6F9 <-- Professor Rob Bob videos on all topics
All statistics: www.stattrek.com <-- Really good site!!
All statistics: http://apstatsmonkey.com/StatsMonkey/TPS3e.html <-- Awesome site with Powerpoints!!
All statistics: www.apstatsguy.com <-- Another great site with videos!!
All statistics: http://onlinestatbook.com/rvls.html <-- Another really good site!!
All statistics: http://cnx.org/content/col10522/latest/ <-- One more really good site!

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All statistics: https://www.albert.io/ap-statistics <-- Yet another really good site!
All statistics: https://sites.google.com/a/cusd.kahoks.org/mrg/ap-stats-lecture-videos <--Great site!
All statistics: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/
All statistics: http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/statistics.html
All statistics: Fiveable https://fiveable.me/ap-stats
Tips for doing well on the exam: http://www.learnerator.com/blog/ultimate-list-of-ap-statistics-tips/?utm_source=sendy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=apstatstips
R squared video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjrEeeDB-Y
Another r squared video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWCm0B3KcXw
One more r squared video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZtyxpHsBlg
Experimental Design: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/expdes.htm
Experimental Design video: http://www.learner.org/courses/againstallodds/unitpages/unit15.html
Probability: http://www.intmath.com/counting-probability/counting-probability-intro.php
How Do I Decide Between One Sample, Two Sample and Paired Data/Procedures?:
Practical Significance v. Statistical Significance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k1MQTUCXmU
Linearizing Data: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DunDGA8CSv8
Linearizing Power and Exponential Data: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD5pfb6blWw#action=share
Statistical Applets
--All topics: http://www.rossmanchance.com/ISIapplets.html
--Another page of all stat applets: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/sampling_dist.html
--Confidence Interval Applet: http://digitalfirst.bfwpub.com/stats_applet/stats_applet_4_ci.html
--Binomial Distribution Calculator and Graph Applet: Binomial Distribution Applet/Calculator with Normal Approximation (uiowa.edu)
--Inference procedures: http://www.ltcconline.net/greenl/java/Statistics/StatsMatch/StatsMatch.htm

Ap Statistics Formula Sheet

Ap Statistics Probability

Formula Sheet and Tables: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/statistics-formula-sheet-and-tables-2020.pdf
Applets for all statistics: http://statpages.org/
Fathom: Fathom Quick Reference (download at the bottom of the page)
Excel to Fathom conversion: Fathom Cheat Sheet (download at the bottom of the page)

Ap Statistics Syllabus

TI-Nspire Guide to Statistics:


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Other useful information
  • AP exam general information and testing tips
  • Z-Table
  • 'Why we should learn the language of data'--Clive Thompson
  • AP Numeric Grade Conversion (practice AP test scores converted to class grade)
  • Statistics Help for Journalists: http://www.robertniles.com/stats/
  • Men's 100 M Sprint Video: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/the-100-meter-dash-one-race-every-medalist-ever.html?_r=2&
  • Does this college take AP credit? Click on the link https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies to determine the college credit policy for any college (what do I need to get credit and can I place out of certain courses if I pass the AP exam?)
  • INVERSE T (Word document below)
  • LIN REG T INTERVAL http://www.tc3.edu/instruct/sbrown/ti83/tireginf.htm#TI84