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AP STATS


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Notes, resources, and more. The mobile app is called myhomework (and it is free!).

 


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HInts for AP Testing

Preparing for the AP Statistics Exam

The Multiple Choice Section:

  • ·         Worth 50% of your overall grade.
  • ·         40 questions in 90 minutes (there is usually enough time for this section).
  • ·         There is no longer any penalty for incorrect answers, so it is a good idea to guess if you can eliminate at least 1 choice.  Trust your intuition!
  • ·         Generally the questions get harder as you go.
  • ·         Skip tough questions and return to them later.

The Free Response Section:

  • ·         Worth 50% of your overall grade.
  • ·         6 questions in 90 minutes (students usually feel rushed on this section).
  • ·         The first 5 questions are shorter and should take 10-15 minutes each.
  • ·         The 6th and final question is called the investigative task.  It is worth 25% of the free response portion and usually takes 25-30 minutes.  The question usually has a “flow” (meaning the parts are connected) and almost always asks the students to do something new.  Don’t save it until the end of the exam, you will be too tired and rushed to think creatively.

·         A good strategy is to do question 1, then question 6, then the remaining 4 questions.  Read each question first so you can get the big picture and prioritize your time.

·         Communication is very important.  Make sure the grader knows what you are doing and why.    Don’t use statistical vocabulary unless you use correctly.  Define all symbols, draw pictures, etc.  Never just give a numerical answer.

·         Don’t just rely on calculator commands. If you use calculator commands, clearly label each number.

·         Explain your reasoning.  When asked to choose between several options, give reasons for your choice AND reasons why you did not choose the others.

·         When you are asked to compare two distributions, use explicit comparison phrases such as “higher than” or “approximately the same as.”  Lists of characteristics do not count as a comparison.


Comparing Data

 

Multiple choice questions with correct answers and explanations at the end.  Interested?


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MST Stats Primer

 

Dr Rash put together this handout to assist with your science projects.


Chapter Notes

 

Chapter notes for AP Stats are available on the [Download] page


First Chapter Resources

 

Web Links

 

Chapter 1

 

Observational Studies

 

http://www.census.gov/statab/www/brief.html

 

Another example of an observational study is available at this website.

 

Statistical Resources

 

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/StatResource.html#General

 

A good source of links for available resources related to statistics, both general and advanced, as well as statistical graphics and software analysis with SAS and SPSS.

 

Statistics Glossary

 

http://www.cas.lancs.ac.uk/glossary_v1.1/main.html

 

A glossary of statistical terms used in introductory and intermediate statistical courses.

 

Statistics and Statistical Graphical Resources

 

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/StatResource.html#General

 

A good source of links for available resources related to statistics, both general and advanced, as well as statistical graphics and software analysis with SAS and SPSS.

 

US Census Bureau

 

http://www.census.gov/statab/www/brief.html

 

A nice website with lots of data both locally and nationally that could be used in a number of classroom projects.

 

Variables

 

http://stat-www.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/Text/gloss.htm

 

A comprehensive list of terms used in statistics along with their general definitions.