Advice from Previous Year"s AP Stats students

Advice from previous year's AP Stats students to future students

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!"


Content Awareness
 Learn “point estimate”
 Inference = either “Confidence Intervals” or “Hypothesis Test”
 Ch 6  Tree Diagrams (how to draw them)
 Chr 9 start at 2nd Sem is the foundation for the full semester...if you struggle with Ch9, go to Office Hours with Mr. M otherwise 2nd semester will be difficult.
 Differences between textbook tests/quizzes and AP questions...include a FRAPPY on each chapter test.
 Include AP MC + FR questions as homework...or inclass AP questions throughout year not just 4th quarter with crossscoring.

Pedagogical Improvements
 4th quarter project should be earlier an minimize overlap with AP Exam prep (mock exam schedule)
 Ch 5  Each student create and conduct an Experiment
 Create a cheat sheet before each test
 Assign & space out lectures/classwork more evenly

Pedagogical "Keeps"
 1/2 lecture + 1/2 classwork (to answer questions)
 Grading style/ is good in longterm but shortterm it annoying/frustrating [quizzes being extremely “picky” on each point]
 Scoring each other student’s mock exam questions using rubric.
Day 
Week 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 
9Aug, Mon : Teacher Institute
10Aug, Tue : Teacher Institute 
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.
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 913Aug
11Aug, Wed : 1/2 day Teacher Institute 
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:

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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 

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1.1/1.2 Quartiles and boxplots, Measuring spread, Zscores

Read 3741; 1.33, 1.35 

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Week 2 1620Aug 
1.2 Changing units (linear transformations), Comparing Distributions 
Read 4252; 1.36, 1.39, 1.41, 1.43 
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1.2 
Read 53  61; 1.47, 1.51, 1.55*, 1.57, 1.58 [* may be wrong/incomplete answer in textbook] 
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1.11.2 Things that make you go "hmmmm..."

Read 6466 1.59  1.73 odd only Due Lab 1: Fathom Introduction 

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Quiz Day 1.11.2 [on schoology] HW Quiz [upload schoology] AP Classroom : Progress Checks 1Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (18 problems) Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems) 

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Chapter 3 Workload: approximately 4 hours to complete 26 Exercises 
Study for Test 

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Week 3 2327Aug 
Test 1.11.2 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min] Read Chapter 3 Review, pp 181183


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

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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] 
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3.3 Least squares regression facts; rsquared 
Due Lab 2 : Fathom over Chapter 1 
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Week 4 30Aug3Sep 
3.3 Residuals, outliers, influential observations 
3.65, 3.75, 3.77 AP Classroom : Progress Checks 2Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (18 problems) Unit 2 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems)... Note: last 4 problems may be from Chapter 4 of textbook 
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Quiz 3.13.3 [on Schoology]
Study for Test & Work on Project 
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Chapter 4 Workload: approximately 6 hours to complete 38 Exercises 
HW Quiz [upload scan of homework on Schoology] 
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Test 3.13.3 [on Schoology inclass: MC : 30min]
Due Lab 3 : Fathom over Chapter 3 Handout Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4 Read Chapter 4 Review, pp 256257 

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4.1 Transforming relationships & ladder of powers 
Test 3.13.3 [on Schoology : FR : inclass : 30min : turn in on paper and upload scan to Schoology]
4.1* , 4.2, 4.3, 4.5** [*4.1b may be incorrect answer in textbook; ** challenging!] 
Week 5 610Sep 
Labor Day 

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4.1 Exponential growth; logarithm transformations 
4.7, 4.9, 4.11 
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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] 
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4.2 Cautions about correlation & regression

4.27  4.49 odd only 
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4.2 Causation, confounding, and common response 
Due: Friday : Quarter 1 Project Data Due Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4 
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Week 6 1317Sep 

Quiz 4.14.2 [on Schoology] 4.59, 4.61, 4.624.66, 4.71 
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4.3 Relations in categorical data: marginal & conditional
distributions 

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4.73  4.79 odd only HW Quiz[upload scan of homework on Schoology] 
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Chapter 5 Workload: approximately 4.25 hours to complete 42 Exercises

Test 4.14.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min] 
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Calculator Notes from Ch 4 of Intro Stats Text Online Video (10min) : Against All Odds#15: Surveys & Experiments 
Quarter 1 Project  work day Read Chapter 5 Review, pp 318319 
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Week 7 2024Sep 
5.1 Designing samples

5.1  5.8 
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5.1 Simple random samples & other sampling methods 
5.9  5.17 odd only 
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5.1 Designing surveys: cautions 
5.19*, 5.23, 5.25, 5.27, 5.29 [* may be wrong answer in textbook] 
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5.2 Experiments  terminology 
5.315.36 Quarter Project Due in 1 Week !!! 

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5.2 Randomized comparative experiments; experimental design 
5.37, 5.39, 5.41 
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Week 8 27Sep1Oct 
5.2 More complex designs: blocking & matched pairs

5.455.57 odd only Review for Quiz Inclass practice: FreeResponse Question #5 from 2006 AP Classroom : Progress Checks 3Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (12 problems) Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (12 problems) 
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Quiz 5.15.2 [on Schoology] Finish Quarter 1 Project 
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5.3 Simulation 
5.59, 5.69, 5.71, 5.73 
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5.3 
DUE: Thursday : QUARTER 1 PROJECT 5.755.87 odd only [5.85 & 5.87 are bonus simulations] 
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Chapter 6 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 44 Exercises 
Test 5.15.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min] HW Quiz Ch 5 [uploaded to Schoology] Read Chapter 6 Review, pp 382383 
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Week 9 48Oct 
Calculator Notes from Ch5 of Intro to Stats Text
6.1 The Idea of Probability 
Quiz 5.15.2 (retake if needed) 6.16.10 [use Math>randBin(n,p,t) for 6.10] 
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6.2 Probability Models 
6.116.25 odd, & 6.276.30, 6.33 
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workday 

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workday 

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1/2 Day Teacher Institute 
Endof1st Quarter 
Day 
Week 
Section & Lecture Notes 
Assignment 

Week 10 1115Oct 
11Oct : Columbus Day
2nd Quarter Workload: 44 classroom hours, approximately 10 homework hours to complete 133 exercises over Chapters 6,7,8,2 and review. 

1 
6.2 Independence and the multiplication rule 
6.356.45 odd only, 6.46, 6.47, 6.51, 6.53 

2 
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] 

3 
6.3 Conditional probability & Bayes' Theorem

AP Classroom : Progress Checks 4Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (15 problems) Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems) 

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Quiz 6.16.2 [10min max on Schoology] 6.816.87 odd only Handout: Practice Quiz 6.16.2 [not graded] 

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Week 11 1822Oct 
Chapter 7 Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises 
HW Quiz [upload to Schoology] Quiz 6.26.3 [on Schoology] Test Review AP Classroom : Progress Checks 4Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (15 problems) 
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Test 6.16.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min] Read Chapter 7 Summaries 

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7.17.2 Discrete Random Variables, Mean & Variance 
7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.23, 7.25 

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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% 
9 

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 Help on identifying Categorical vs Quantitative data: 
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Week 12 2529Oct 
8.1 Binomial Simulations 
8.218.29 odd only, 8.33, 8.35, 8.37, 8.39 
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8.2 Geometric setting and geometric probability

workday 
12 

7.18.2 Properties of geometric r.v. & simulations 
8.478.51*, 8.588.63 *8.51d) answer should be 1.625 Parent  Teacher Conferences [evening] 
Parent  Teacher Conferences 

Parent  Teacher Conferences 

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Week 13 15Nov 
8.18.2 
Activity Writeup 
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8.1 
Quiz 7.1 & 8.1 [discrete only] 8.418.45 odd only 
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workday 
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7.18.2 
Test Review Problems 
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HW Quiz 
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Week 14 812Nov 
Chapter 2 Workload: approximately 1.7 hours to complete 31 Exercises 
Test on Discrete Random Variables 
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2.1 Density curves, mean and median 
2.12.9, 2.11, 2.13, 2.15, 2.16 DUE: PROJECT 2 : Data & Exploration [2nd Tue of Nov] 
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2.12.2 Normal distributions & 689599.7 rule 
2.192.25 
Veteran's Day (observed) 

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2.2 Standardizing and the standard normal curve 
2.26, 2.27, 2.412.45 
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Week 15 1519Nov 
2.2 nonStandard normal curves 
2.512.54 
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2.2 Assessing normality 
Handout : Fathom Lab 5 : Is It Normal? 
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1/2 Day School Improvement 

25 

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

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Review Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises 7.1 Discrete Random Variables, Mean & Variance 
AP Classroom : Progress Checks 5Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (15 problems) Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (12 problems) Unit 5 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (12 problems) 7.6, 7.7, 7.177.20 
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Week 16 2226Nov 
7.2 Continuous Random Variables 
7.367.39 
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8.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables 
8.19, 8.20, 8.32 
24Nov 
Thanksgiving Break 


25Nov 
Thanksgiving Break 


26Nov 
Thanksgiving Break 


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Week 17 29Nov3Dec 

DUE: QUARTER 2 PROJECT : Written Report [1st Monday around early December] Online Video: Khan Academy: Central Limit Theorem 
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2.18.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables 
Quiz 2.18.1 [Continuous RVs] 
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2.18.1 
HW Quiz 
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Test 2.18.1 [Continuous Random Variables] 
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1.18.2 
Semester Exam Review Chapters 1,3,4,5 
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Week 18 610Dec 

Project Presentations 
35 

Probability Practice & Review worksheets 

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AP Statistics Exams  Free Response Questions & Answers Note: these also show up in AP Classroom as a quiz titled Sem1 : Study : old AP Exam FRQ's


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Week 19 1317Dec 


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1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 1 

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1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 2 

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1.18.2 
Semester Exam Day 3 End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester 
Day 
Week 
Section 
Assignment 
Week 1 37Jan 
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 
Overview 

1 

9.1 Parameter vs. statistic: heading toward inference

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 1014Jan 
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 1721Jan 
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 
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Week 4 2428Jan 
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 
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10.110.2 
Quiz 10.110.2 
18 

10.3 About statistical significance 
10.5710.65 odd 
19 
Week 5 31Jan4Feb 
10.4 Concepts of Type I, Type II error & power 
10.6710.77 odd 
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10.310.4 
10.86, 10.87, 10.88 
21 

10.310.4 
workday 
22 

10.310.4 
Quiz 10.310.4 
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10.110.4 
Test Review 
24 
Week 6 711Feb 
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] 
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12.1 Determining sample size 
workday 
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Week 7 1418Feb 
12.2 Confidence intervals about difference in proportions 
12.2312.29 (odd) AP Classroom : Progress Checks 6Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (12 problems) Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (15 problems) Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (12 problems) Unit 6 Progress Check: MCQ Part D (18 problems) 
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12.2 Significance tests: difference in proportions 
12.3012.33 
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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] 
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12.112.2 
Quiz 12.112.2 
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12.112.2 
Test Review 

Week 8 2125Feb 
Presidents Day 


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12.112.2 
HW Quiz 
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Chapter 11 : Inference for Means Workload: approximately 8.5 hours to complete 32 Exercises 
Test 12.112.2 
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11.1 What to do when SIGMA is unknown  t 
11.111.6 

Teacher Institute Day 

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Week 9 28Feb4Mar 
11.1 Confidence intervals and significance tests with
t 
11.711.11 
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11.1 Matched pairs  a special case of onesample t 
11.13, 11.15 
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11.1 Robustness of t procedures 
11.17, 11.19, 11.21, 11.22, 11.31 

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11.2 Matched pairs vs. two independent samples 
11.37, 11.38 DUE:Lab 8: Fathom Lab : Darwin 
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11.2 Comparing two population means 
11.3911.43 (odd) 
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Week 10 711Mar 
11.2 Comparing two population means 
AP Classroom : Progress Checks 7Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (14 problems) Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems) Unit 7 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (18 problems) Unit 7 Progress Check: FRA (2 problems) 
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11.2 More accurate degrees of freedom from technology 
Quiz 11.111.2 11.6311.73 (odd) 
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11.111.2 
11.47, 11.49 

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11.111.2 
HW Quiz 
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11.111.2 
Test 11.111.2 
Day 
Week 
Section 
Assignment 
MOCK Exams should be scheduled during IL State Testing (SAT)  
4th Quarter Workload: 21 classroom hours and approximately 5 homework hours. There are 11 exercises in Chapter 11 and 28 exercises over Chapters 13 & 14. AP Exam Preparation is 22 classroom hours. 
Overview 

1 
Week 11 1418Mar 
11.2 Comparing two population means 
11.3911.43 (odd) 
2 

11.2 Comparing two population means 
workday 
3 

1/2 Day School Improvement 11.2 More accurate degrees of freedom from technology 
Quiz 11.111.2 11.6311.73 (odd) 
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11.111.2 
11.47, 11.49

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11.111.2 
HW Quiz 
6 
Week 12 2125Mar 
11.111.2 
Test 11.111.2 
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Chapter 13 : Inference for Tables (Categorical Data) Workload: approximately 1.75 hours to complete 14 Exercises
13.1 Chisquare goodness of fit tests
Online Video: Against all Odds#29 :ChiSquared and the search for curing diseases 
ACTIVITY Chapter 13: BRING AN 1.69OUNCE BAG OF M&M's TO CLASS TOMORROW
13.10 
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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 
9 

13.1 Chisquare goodness of fit tests 
workday 
10 

13.2 Chisquare test for homogeneity 
13.15, 13.17 
11 
Week 13 28Mar1Apr 
13.2 Chisquare test for association/independ. 
13.19, 13.21, 13.29, 13.30 
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13.2 Chisquare test for association/independ. 
AP Classroom : Progress Checks 8Unit 8 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (16 problems) Unit 8 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (15 problems) 
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13.113.2 
Quiz 13.113.2 Handout : 4th Quarter Project 
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13.113.2 
HW Quiz or Workday 
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13.113.2 
Test 13.113.2 
Week 14 48Apr 
Chapter 14 : Inference for Regression Lines Workload: approximately 3.25 hours to complete 14 Exercises

ACTIVITY Chapter 14: BRING TAPE MEASURE (or yardstick) TO CLASS NEXT WEEK


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14.1 The idea of the regression model; computer output 
14.1  14.11 (odd) 
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workday on 4th Quarter Projects 
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workday on 4th Quarter Projects DUE: 4th Quarter Project : 1 page Proposals 

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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 
1118Apr 
Spring Break  no student attendance 

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Week 15 1822Apr 
Spring Break  no student attendance


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14.2 Regression line  conditions

workday on 4th Quarter Projects 
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14.2 Regression Line 
Class Activity Chapter 14: Arm length versus Height : estimating LSRL 
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AP Classroom : Progress Checks 9Unit 9 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (12 problems) Unit 9 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (12 problems) 

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

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Week 16 2529Apr 
14.114.2 
HW Quiz [if needed] Test Review 
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14.114.2 
workday on 4th Quarter Projects 
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Test 14.114.2 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #119 from prior AP Exam 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #2040 from prior AP Exam 
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Week 17 26May 
AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: Free Response Questions 15 from prior AP Exam Practice: Free Response Test Question 6 & Scoring from prior AP Exam 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Sample Scoring of Sample Student Responses [scroll down page] 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 

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AP & Sem Exam Preparation 
Mock AP Exam [inschool field trip] 10:45AM  2:00PM in JDWF [eat "A" lunch] 
34 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
DUE: 4th Quarter Project :12 page Data & Analysis Design for Team 
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Week 18 913May 
AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
FR #6 from 2014 Released Practice Exam

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

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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Crossscoring of Mock Exam Free Response 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
Practice: 18 Sample Multiple Choice Questions & Solutions 
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AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day 
FR #6 from 2015 Released Practice Exam [page 74, solution page 102] 
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Yearbook Signing Day 
2022 AP Exams (Week 1):


4145 
Week 19 1620May

19May : 1/2 Day Teacher Institute
Due : Quarter Project : Presentations (Team) 

4648 
Week 20 2330May

Nonsenior last day Team Presentations (continued) 

Semester Final Exam for Seniors 


Semester Final Exams for nonSeniors 

AP Statistics Course Overview : Syllabus, Curricular Alignment, Policies, & Practices
Schedules : Daybased & Weekbased

Daybased schedule : 56minute class periods but submect to change by administration

7:20  8:20am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP [5 minutes for announcements if inschool]

8:26  9:20am : AP Statistics

9:26  10:20am : AP CSA

10:20  10:50am : A Lunch
10:56  11:50am : AP Statistics

11:56  12:50pm : Prep

12:56  1:50pm : Trigonometry / Java & Honors Java Programming

1:55  2:45pm : Office Hours in A314


Weekbased schedule :

Option 2: Hybrid Learning : 23 days per week : one (or two) inperson meetings (i.e. "A" and "B" Days) and
1 day remote.

Option 3 : Remote Learning : 35 days per week from home
Resources : Required verification by student at remote (home) site

Internet for submission of assignments and/or downloading of content (i.e. pdf files, online textbook, video recordings, etc.)

Computer : laptop or desktop running MS Windows, Apple OSX, or Linux. Chromebooks or other browserbased operating systems will NOT be sufficient.

Private Websites with login credentials including username and password :

Schoology : https://ecusd7.schoology.com : access to scheduled assignments specific to online scoring and/or grades

AP Classroom : https://myap.collegeboard.org : access to AP course (need "joincode" from teacher) and assignments specific to online scoring


Public Websites that contain "free" content :

Teacher website : http://www.meinzeit.com : access to course syllabus, classroom policies, lecture notes & assignments for planning purposes.

School / District website : http://www.ecusd7.org/ehs : access to school policies and general information

College Board : https://apcentral.collegeboard.org : access to information specific to AP courses

Other websites as needed (posted either on teacher website or Schoology) for viewing supplemental videos, lectures, examples, etc.

TextBook & Resources :
General Course Information
 This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the College Board's Advance Placement Statistics (AP Stat) course and assessments. Included in the requirements are:
 Student access to a computer lab with statistical software package (Fathom).
 TI84 or equivelant graphing calculator with statistical capabilities.
 Preparation for the 3 hour Written Exam for the AP Statistics Assessment.
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.
Assessments : scores & grades

2 types of assessments will be given in this course : nongraded formative (i.e. completion or pass/fail) scores and graded summative (i.e. test) scores.

Formative or "completion" scores are NOT graded and are designed to help students and parents keep track of progress and "effort" by the student within the targeted week. These scores are either allornothing scores and include homework assignments, completion of an online quiz, or turning in a program by the due date. Students will be provided the answers (after the due date or completion of formative assessment) to help identify any mistakes by the student for future summative assessments (i.e. tests). While formative scores may be used for Pass/Fail (i.e. up to a "D" grade) of a course, they are explicitely not useful for determining a student's level of understanding of course content or mastery (i.e. not for grades other than pass/fail or "D").

Summative (i.e. test) scores are designed to identify what skills and content knowledge have been mastered up to that point in the students progression through the course. Solutions to the summative assesments are usually NOT provided as the scores are NOT designed for student improvement of content understanding. These scores will be the primary determination of grades beyond pass/fail or "D" and are appropriate for comparision between peer groups (peer groups may be in the same class, course, school, state, country, or worldwide).
Policy : Grading
 Semester Scoresare calculated using the following table:
Semester Score Component  Semester Score Weight 

1st & 2nd Quarter Progress Scores  80% 
Semester Final Exam  20% 
 Quarter Progress Scores will be calculated on a straight point basis. That said, each assessment will fall under one of 3 categories with approximate weighting. Note: The weights are not used to calculator scores. This table is for information only.
Score 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 for Scores  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 
Policy & Practices : Student & Teacher Responsibilities
 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.
 Maintain at least 3 backup copies of all work. A "lost" or "destroyed" program will receive zero credit.
 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)
Responsibilities while absent:
Notes and Homework 
Test and Quizzes 
Get notes from a peer or online. Read the section and look at examples. Get the assignment from the calendar, web page or a peer in class. Do the assignment, even if you need help come in before or after school for assistance! 
As per school policy you have the same amount of days as you were absent to make up missing test/quizzes. Any test/quiz not made up in the appropriate amount of time will be a zero. You may need to schedule time with Mr. Meinzen either before or after school to meet or receive appropriate help on a timely basis...plan accordingly! 
Policy : BYOD
 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 10 (Pro)
 Fathom 2.13 statistical software
 While students may bring in their own computer to complete classroom assignments, there are specific devices that may not be compatible with the Java 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.
Practices : Tardies and Absences
 Attendance is the responsibility of the student and their parents/guardian.
 Parents/Guardian may be contacted the next day via phone or email to inform them of any absences or student issues.
 First two tardies result in warnings, 3rd tardy is after school detention, 4th is Saturday detention, subsequent are suspensions.
 If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed to make up your work for full credit by the same number of days you were consecutively absent.
 Unexcused absences follow the same procedure as excused absence; however, you will only receive 50% of the grade you earn.
 Refer to the school attendance policy for complete details on excused and unexcused absences and makeup work.
 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.
Practices : Teacher Discipline
 I expect students to be respectful to each other and their teacher. Refer to the student handbook if you have questions.
 Students are expected to take notes, ask questions, and work consistently and continuously the entire class period.
 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
 Referral to the dean
 Parents called or emailed
 any student caught downloading and installing a program on the computers without Mr. Meinzen's consent will receive a referral to the administration and possible 5day suspension
Advice & Expectations
 Use mechanical pencils (have at least 2).
 Keep an organized notebook and a folder with all your assignments. Get two classmates’ phone numbers in case you need help.
 You will need to purchase a flash drive or other storage device for this class.
 Students must keep multiple backup copies of all work. It is the student's responsibility to be aware that technology is NOT perfect.
 If purchasing a disk/flashdrive is a problem, let me know
 WEBSITE for Assignments is http://www.meinzeit.com
 This class is a COLLEGE COURSE, it requires a great deal of selfdiscipline. It is easy to be social and not get work done. This is especially true in the first quarter when things seem easiest WARNING! If you do not keep up, you will fall behind and NEVER catch up.
What can I expect from the teacher ?
 You can expect the teacher to maintain a classroom atmosphere that is safe and conducive to the education of ALL students. Any student or group of students prevent or disrupt this will be discipline as outlined above.
 I will try to be available before and after school either in the classroom or in my office in Room 310 for extra help [unless a meeting is scheduled].
 I can be reached at EHS: jmeinzen@ecusd7.org or 6567100.
 As well, I strongly encourage students and parents to contact me as soon as possible if there are any questions or difficulties.
 In general, I provide daily information on this website and I contact parents/guardians/students via the email address that is registered with the district. However, please let me know if you wish to be contacted by other means on this form. After you have read over this classroom policy, please sign below, and return to me to be put on file. This is your first assignment.
Survey Assignment
 What is your best learning environment (given the classroom we have)?
 What do you not want your teacher to do that would make you not want to learn this material?
 What learning/teaching style do you think is most effective for you?
 What resources do you use to best understand the concepts? (examples: textbook, teacher, family, afterschool tutoring, specific website, etc.)?
 If you could start a realistic classroom tradition, what would it be? (example: every oddnumbered Friday is popcornduringlecture day)
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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