Mr. Meinzen - AP Statistics

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill

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!

        • Mr. M's commentary: While "fair", "equal", and "equity" are my goals for all my students, these social/justice goals are also balanced with preparing individuals for what they have chosen to do & learn regarding the content, to do well on independent AP exams, and to earn college credit. This "balancing act" may take varous forms to help develop individual "mental/emotional toughness." An example is grading scales: AP Exams are very challenging and are scored relative to all AP students worldwide. A score of "5" (roughly analogous to an "A") may be possible with students answering only 60% correct. However, only about 20% of traditionally "smart" students achieve this 60% (most earn 40% or, possibly, less). The challenge such a course entails can impact a student's self-image and be academically and emotionally draining on students. That said, if you believe that Mr M is stressing you beyond your limits, please talk to him about your situation.
      • "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

    1. Learn “point estimate”
    2. Inference = either “Confidence Intervals” or “Hypothesis Test”
    3. Ch 6 - Tree Diagrams (how to draw them)
    4. 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.
    5. Differences between textbook tests/quizzes and AP questions...include a FRAPPY on each chapter test.
    6. Include AP MC + FR questions as homework...or in-class AP questions throughout year not just 4th quarter with cross-scoring.
  • Pedagogical Improvements

    1. 4th quarter project should be earlier an minimize overlap with AP Exam prep (mock exam schedule)
    2. Ch 5 - Each student create and conduct an Experiment
    3. Create a cheat sheet before each test
    4. Assign & space out lectures/classwork more evenly
  • Pedagogical "Keeps"

    1. 1/2 lecture + 1/2 classwork (to answer questions)
    2. Grading style/ is good in long-term but short-term it annoying/frustrating [quizzes being extremely “picky” on each point]
    3. Scoring each other student’s mock exam questions using rubric.
1st Quarter

Day

Week

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

 

Week 1

15-19Aug

 

15-16Aug : Teacher Institutes

1st Quarter Workload: 39 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

  1. AP Classroom (by assignment only)
  2. Against All Odds
  3. Khan Academy: Statistics

 

Course Handout & Policy

 

Intro to Course - DANG!

 

Note: Complete even and odd Exercise problems listed unless specified otherwise.  [i.e. "odd only"]

 

Overview

  1. Image of the "beginning" of AP Stats
  2. Image of the "end" of AP Stats
  3. A four-page descriptive summary of the full year of AP Stats -- including most common mistakes

1

17Aug, Wed: 1/2 day Teacher Institute

Chapter 1 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 29 Exercises

 

1.1 Course Intro/Section 1.1 Definitions

Chapter 1 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch2 of Intro to Stats Text

Each assignment to be turned in must include:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Assignment Title (as listed in this column)
  3. Date, Course Name. and Hour

 

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, Z-scores

Read 37-41;

1.33, 1.35

4

Week 2

22-26Aug

1.2 Changing units (linear transformations), Comparing Distributions

Read 42-52;

1.36, 1.39, 1.41, 1.43

Handout Lab 1: Fathom Introduction

5

 

1.2

Read 53 - 61;

1.47, 1.51, 1.55*, 1.57, 1.58 [* may be wrong/incomplete answer in textbook]

6

 

1.1-1.2

Read 64-66

1.59 - 1.73 odd only

Due Lab 1: Fathom Introduction

7

 

Quiz Day 1.1-1.2 [on schoology]

HW Quiz [upload schoology]

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 1 : One Variable

Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (18 problems)

Unit 1 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems)

8

 

Chapter 3 Workload: approximately 4 hours to complete 26 Exercises

Study for Test

Handout: Lab 2 : Fathom over Chapter 1

9

Week 3

29Aug-2Sep

Chapter 3 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch3 of Intro to Stats Text

Test 1.1-1.2 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min]

Read Chapter 3 Review, pp 181-183

 

10

 

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; r-squared

Due Lab 2 : Fathom over Chapter 1

Handout Lab 3 : Fathom over Chapter 3

 

Week 4

5Sep : Labor Day

 

5-9Sep

   

14

Tue, 6Sep

3.3 Residuals, outliers, influential observations

3.65, 3.75, 3.77

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 2 : Two Variables

Unit 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

15

 

 

Quiz 3.1-3.3 [on Schoology]

 

Study for Test & Work on Project

16

 

Chapter 4 Workload: approximately 6 hours to complete 38 Exercises

HW Quiz [upload scan of homework on Schoology]

17

 

Chapter 4 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch 4 of Intro to Stats Text

Test 3.1-3.3 [on Schoology in-class: MC : 30min]

 

Due Lab 3 : Fathom over Chapter 3

Handout Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4

Read Chapter 4 Review, pp 256-257

18

Week 5

12-16Sep

4.1 Transforming relationships & ladder of powers

Test 3.1-3.3 [on Schoology : FR : in-class : 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!]

19

 

4.1 Exponential growth; logarithm transformations

4.7, 4.9, 4.11

20

 

4.1 Power models; log-log transformations

4.13, 4.15, 4.17, 4.19, 4.21*, 4.23, 4.25

[* 4.21c answer should be...y-hat = -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: Friday : Quarter 1 Project Data

Due Lab 4 : Fathom over Chapter 4

23

Week 6

19-23Sep

Quiz 4.1-4.2 [on Schoology]

4.59, 4.61, 4.62-4.66, 4.71

24

 

4.3 Relations in categorical data: marginal & conditional distributions

 

25

 

4.73 - 4.79 odd only

HW Quiz[upload scan of homework on Schoology]

26

 

Chapter 5 Workload: approximately 4.25 hours to complete 42 Exercises

 

Test 4.1-4.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min]

27

 

Chapter 5 - Terminology

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 318-319

28

Week 7

26-30Sep

5.1 Designing samples

5.1 - 5.8

29

 

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

5.31-5.36

Quarter Project Due in 1 Week !!!

32

 

5.2 Randomized comparative experiments; experimental design

5.37, 5.39, 5.41

33

Week 8

3-7Oct

 

5.2 More complex designs: blocking & matched pairs

 


5.45-5.57 odd only

Review for Quiz

In-class practice: Free-Response Question #5 from 2006

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 3 : Data

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (12 problems)

Unit 3 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (12 problems)

34

 

Quiz 5.1-5.2 [on Schoology]

Finish Quarter 1 Project

35

 

5.3 Simulation

5.59, 5.69, 5.71, 5.73

36

 

5.3

DUE: Thursday : QUARTER 1 PROJECT

5.75-5.87 odd only [5.85 & 5.87 are bonus simulations]

37

7Oct : Teacher Institute

Chapter 6 Workload: approximately 3 hours to complete 44 Exercises

Test 5.1-5.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min]

HW Quiz Ch 5 [uploaded to Schoology]

Read Chapter 6 Review, pp 382-383

38

Week 9

10-14Oct

 

10Oct : Columbus Day

Chapter 6 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch5 of Intro to Stats Text

 

6.1 The Idea of Probability

Quiz 5.1-5.2 (retake if needed)

6.1-6.10 [use Math->randBin(n,p,t) for 6.10]

39

 

6.2 Probability Models

6.11-6.25 odd, & 6.27-6.30, 6.33

40

 

workday

 

41

 

workday

 

42

14Oct : 1/2 day Teacher Institute

 

End-of-1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

Day

Week

Section & Lecture Notes

Assignment

1

Week 10

17-21Oct

2nd Quarter Workload: 41 classroom hours, approximately 10 homework hours to complete 133 exercises over Chapters 6,7,8,2 and review.

 

2

 

6.2 Independence and the multiplication rule

6.35-6.45 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(Ac ∩ Bc) = 1]

4

 

6.3 Conditional probability & Bayes' Theorem

 

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 4 : Probability

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (15 problems)

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (18 problems)

5

 

Quiz 6.1-6.2 [10min max on Schoology]

6.81-6.87 odd only

Handout: Practice Quiz 6.1-6.2 [not graded]

6

Week 11

24-28Oct

Chapter 7 Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises

HW Quiz [upload to Schoology]

Quiz 6.2-6.3 [on Schoology]

Test Review

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 4 : Probability

Unit 4 Progress Check: MCQ Part C (15 problems)

7

 

Chapter 7 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch6 of Intro to Stats Text

Test 6.1-6.3 [on Schoology : MC & FR : each 30min]

Read Chapter 7 Summaries

8

 

7.1-7.2 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

Chapter 8 - Terminology

Calculator Notes from Ch7 of Intro to Stats Text

8.1 Probability, mean & standard deviation

8.1-8.13 odd only, 8.17

HANDOUT: Quarter 2 Project

Help on identifying Categorical vs Quantitative data:

 

Week 12

31Oct-4Nov

 

31Oct, Mon: 8am-3:30pm Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Parent - Teacher Conferences

 

1Nov, Tue: 1pm-7:30pm Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Parent - Teacher Conferences

11

 

8.1 Binomial Simulations

8.21-8.29 odd only, 8.33, 8.35, 8.37, 8.39

12

 

8.2 Geometric setting and geometric probability

 

workday

13

 

7.1-8.2 Properties of geometric r.v. & simulations

8.47-8.51*, 8.58-8.63

*8.51d) answer should be 1.625

Parent - Teacher Conferences [evening]

14

Week 13

7-11Nov

8.1-8.2

Activity Write-up

 

8Nov : Election Day

   

15

 

8.1

Quiz 7.1 & 8.1 [discrete only]

8.41-8.45 odd only

16

 

7.1-8.2

Test Review Problems

 

11Nov : Veteran's Day

 

 

17

Week 14

14-18Nov

 

HW Quiz

18

 

Chapter 2 Workload: approximately 1.7 hours to complete 31 Exercises

Chapter 2 - Terminology

Test on Discrete Random Variables

19

 

2.1 Density curves, mean and median

2.1-2.9, 2.11, 2.13, 2.15, 2.16

DUE: PROJECT 2 : Data & Exploration [2nd Tue of Nov]

20

 

2.1-2.2 Normal distributions & 68-95-99.7 rule

2.19-2.25

21

 

2.2 Standardizing and the standard normal curve

2.26, 2.27, 2.41-2.45

22

Week 15

21-25Nov

2.2 nonStandard normal curves

2.51-2.54

23

 

2.2 Assessing normality

Handout : Fathom Lab 5 : Is It Normal?

 

23Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

24Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

25Nov

Thanksgiving Break

 

24

Week 16

28Nov-2Dec

2.1-2.2 Normal distributions & calculations on TI-83/84/89

Quiz 2.1-2.2

Due Lab 5 : Fathom : IsItNormal

 

25

 

Review Workload: approximately 1 hour to complete 13 Exercises

7.1 Discrete Random Variables, Mean & Variance

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 5 : Sampling Distributions

Unit 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, 7.17-7.20

26

 

7.2 Continuous Random Variables

7.36-7.39

27

 

8.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables

8.19, 8.20, 8.32

28

 

 

DUE: QUARTER 2 PROJECT : Written Report [1st Monday around early December]

VIDEO (online) : Khan Academy: Central Limit Theorem

29

Week 17

5-9Dec

2.1-8.1 Means, variables of continuous random variables

Quiz 2.1-8.1 [Continuous RVs]

30

 

2.1-8.1

HW Quiz

31

 

 

Test 2.1-8.1 [Continuous Random Variables]

32

 

1.1-8.2

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #1 : Explore & Collect Data : 4MC+1FR (48min)

33

 

 

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #2 : Prob & RV : 4MC+1FR (44min)

34

Week 18

12-16Dec

 

Worksheets : Probability Practice & Review

 

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #8 : Top 10 Tips for AP Exam: (49min) : Ignore anything about Tip 7:Inference (30-39min)...2nd semester topic

35

 

 

Website : finding old AP Statistics Exams - Free Response Questions & Answers on AP Central

Note: the next 10 problems also show up in AP Classroom as a quiz titled Sem1 : Study : old AP Exam FRQ's

 

AP Classroom Quiz : Sem 1 : Day 1 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2003 (Form B) FRQ #1 Parts (a) & (b) [LSRL and influential pt]
  • --Review 2003 FRQ #1 Parts (a) & (b) [table -> boxplots, center vs variability]

36

 

 

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 1 : Day 2 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2004 FRQ #1 [stats->boxplots, compare quartiles & means]
  • --Review 2004 (Form B) FRQ #2 [survey design & bias]

37

 

 

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 1 : Day 3 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2012 FRQ #1 Parts (a) - (c) [scatterplot -> interpret & influential pt]
  • --Review 2006 FRQ #1 [dot plots -> comparison]

38

 

 

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 1 : Day 4 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2015 RFQ #1 [box plots -> compare & interpret]
  • --Review 2017 FRQ #1 [scatterplot description -> intepret, LSRL -> interpret & calculate]

39

Week 19

19-23Dec

 

22Dec-2Jan : Christmas Break

 

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 1 : Day 5 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2009 FRQ #1 (a) & (b) [categorical 2-way table -> graph & interpret]
  • --Review 2006 (Form B) FRQ #1 Parts (a) - (d) [cumulative relative frequency graph -> interpret]

Semester Exam Day 1

40

 

1.1-8.2

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 1 : Day 6 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs

  • --Review 2019 FRQ #2 [Experimental Design -> Identify Terms (Treatments, Control, etc)]
  • --Review 2018 FRQ #3 [probability -> conditionals -> binomial distribution]

Semester Exam Day 2

41

 

1.1-8.2

Semester Exam Day 3

End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

3rd Quarter

Day

Week

Section

Assignment

 

Week 1

2-6Jan

 

2Jan: Christmas Break

3Jan : Teacher Institute Day

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. Image of the "beginning" of AP Stats
  2. Image of the "end" of AP Stats
  3. A four-page descriptive summary of the full year of AP Stats -- including most common mistakes

1

4Jan, Wed

Chapter 9 - Terminology

9.1 Parameter vs. statistic: heading toward inference

9.1-9.6

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

Week 2

9-13Jan

9.2

workday / simulation of sampling distributions for sample means and proportions

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 2 : Week 1 : FirstQuiz : 10 MC

5

 

9.3 Sampling distribution of sample mean; the Central Limit Theorem

9.31-9.41 odd

6

 

9.3

workday

7

 

9.1-9.3

Quiz 9.1-9.3

8

 

9.1-9.3

Test Review

9.47-9.50 all, 9.51, 9.53

 

Week 3

16-20Jan

Martin Luther King Day

 

9

 

9.1-9.3

HW Quiz

Lab 6: Fathom Lab : Sample Proportion Simulation

10

 

Chapter 10 Workload: approximately 5 hours to complete 48 Exercises

Chapter 10 - Terminology

Chapter 10-14 Plan for Inference

Test 9.1-9.3

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

10.5-10.8 all (see Technology toolbox pg 558)

Due: Lab 6 : Sample Proportion Simulation

13

Week 4

23-27Jan

10.1 How confidence intervals behave; choosing sample size; cautions

10.9, 10.11, 10.13, 10.14, 10.16, 10.17

14

 

10.2 Logic of significance tests; stating hypotheses

10.27, 10.29 -10.32

15

 

10.2 P-values 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

 

10.1-10.2

Quiz 10.1-10.2

18

Week 5

30Jan-3Feb

10.3 About statistical significance

10.57-10.65 odd

19

 

10.4 Concepts of Type I, Type II error & power

10.67-10.77 odd

20

 

10.3-10.4

10.86, 10.87, 10.88

21

 

10.3-10.4

workday

22

 

10.3-10.4

Quiz 10.3-10.4

23

Week 6

6-10Feb

10.1-10.4

Test Review

24

 

10.1-10.4

HW Quiz

25

 

Chapter 12 : Inference for Proportions

Workload : approximately 3.5 hours (+3) to complete 26 Exercises

Chapter 12 - Terminology

Test 10.1-10.4

26

 

12.1 Inference conditions for proportions

12.1-12.5, 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

Week 7

13-17Feb

12.1 Determining sample size

workday

29

 

12.2 Confidence intervals about difference in proportions

12.23-12.29 (odd)

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 6 : Proportions

Unit 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)

30

 

12.2 Significance tests: difference in proportions

12.30-12.33

31

 

12.1-12.2

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

 

12.1-12.2

Quiz 12.1-12.2

 

Week 8

21-25Feb

Presidents Day

 

33

 

12.1-12.2

Test Review

34

 

12.1-12.2

HW Quiz

35

 

Chapter 11 : Inference for Means

Workload: approximately 8.5 hours to complete 32 Exercises

Chapter 11 - Terminology

Test 12.1-12.2

36

 

11.1 What to do when SIGMA is unknown - t

11.1-11.6

Lab 8: Fathom Lab : Darwin

37

Week 9

27Feb-3Mar

11.1 Confidence intervals and significance tests with t

11.7-11.11

38

 

11.1 Matched pairs - a special case of one-sample 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

11.39-11.43 (odd)

42

Week 10

6-10Mar

11.2 Comparing two population means

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 7 : Means

Unit 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)

43

 

11.2 More accurate degrees of freedom from technology

Quiz 11.1-11.2

11.63-11.73 (odd)

44

 

11.1-11.2

11.47, 11.49

45

 

11.1-11.2

HW Quiz

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #4 : Inference for Quantitative Data : (43min)

46

 

11.1-11.2

Test 11.1-11.2

4th Quarter

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. Image of the "beginning" of AP Stats
  2. Image of the "end" of AP Stats
  3. A four-page descriptive summary of the full year of AP Stats -- including most common mistakes
  4. Humor: Understanding Chi-Squared

1

Week 11

13-17Mar

Chapter 13 : Inference for Tables (Categorical Data)

Workload: approximately 1.75 hours to complete 14 Exercises

ACTIVITY Chapter 13: BRING AN 1.69-OUNCE BAG OF M&M's TO CLASS TOMORROW

2

 

Chapter 13 - Terminology

13.1 Chi-square goodness of fit tests

  • Activity : BRING AN 1.69-OUNCE BAG OF M&M's TO CLASS

13.10

Class Activity : Chapter 13: M&M color proportions

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #8 : Top 10 Tips for AP Exam: (49min)

3

 

1/2 Day : 1st-3rd Hours in session,

Teacher Institute : 4th-6th hour cancelled

workday for 1st-3rd hour

4

 

Online Video: Against all Odds#29 :Chi-Squared and the search for curing diseases

 

5

 

Career Day for Juniors : 1st - 3rd Hours

4th-6th period classes in session

workday for 4th-6th hour

6

Week 12

20-24Mar

13.1 M & M Goodness of fit

 

13.1-13.13 odd

13.5 will need the M&M data from class

7

 

13.1 Chi-square goodness of fit tests

workday

8

 

13.2 Chi-square test for homogeneity

13.15, 13.17

9

 

13.2 Chi-square test for association/independ.

13.19, 13.21, 13.29, 13.30

10

 

13.2 Chi-square test for association/independ.

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 8 : Chi-Squared

Unit 8 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (16 problems)

Unit 8 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (15 problems)

11

Week 13

27-31Mar

13.1-13.2

Quiz 13.1-13.2

Cancelled for 2022 : Handout : 4th Quarter Project

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #3 : Inference for Categorical Data : (46min)

12

 

13.1-13.2

HW Quiz or Workday

13

 

 

14

 

13.1-13.2

Test 13.1-13.2

15

 

Chapter 14 : Inference for Regression Lines

Workload: approximately 3.25 hours to complete 14 Exercises

Chapter 14 - Terminology

 
 

3-10Apr

Spring Break - no student attendance

 
 

Week 14

10-14Apr

14.1 The idea of the regression model; computer output

14.1 - 14.11 (odd)

16

11Apr

Activity : BRING TAPE MEASURE (or yardstick) TO CLASS

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

17

 

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

18

 

Sample Scoring of Sample Student Responses [scroll down page]

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #3 : Inference for Categorical Data (proportions) : (46min)

19

 

14.2 Regression line - conditions

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #7 : Insights & Investigative Task (Question 6) on AP Exam: (49min)

20

Week 15

17-21Apr

14.2 Regression Line

Class Activity Chapter 14: Arm Length versus Height : estimating LSRL

 

21

 

 

AP Classroom : Progress Checks Unit 9 : Slopes

Unit 9 Progress Check: MCQ Part A (12 problems)

Unit 9 Progress Check: MCQ Part B (12 problems)

22

 

14.1-14.2

Quiz 14.1-14.2

Cancelled for 2022 : (return of 1-page proposals to students)

23

 

14.1-14.2

HW Quiz [if needed]

Test Review

Test 14.1-14.2

24

 

14.1-14.2

Cancelled for 2022 :workday on 4th Quarter Projects

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #5 : Essential Tools : Inference FlowChart, Formula Sheet, Calculations : (45min)

25

Week 16

25-29Apr

 

VIDEO (online) : AP Classroom : Review Session #6 : Scoring of Free Response: (45min)

26

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #1-19 from prior AP Exam

27

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

Practice: Multiple Choice Questions #20-40 from prior AP Exam

28

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

Mock AP Exam [in-school field trip]

7:15AM - 10:30AM in JDWF

29

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

Cross-scoring of Mock Exam Free Response

Practice: Free Response Questions 1-5, and 6 from prior AP Exam

30

Week 17

1-5May

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

2023 AP Exams (Weeks 1 & 2):

  • Thur, 4May: noon-3PM: AP Statistics Exam

    Wed, 3May: noon-3PM: AP Computer Science A Exam

    Mon, 8May: 8-11AM: AP Calculus Exams (AB & BC)

    Mon, 8May: noon-2PM: AP Computer Science Principles Written Exam

31

 

 

32

 

 

 

33

 

 

Cancelled for 2022 : DUE: 4th Quarter Project :1-2 page Data & Analysis Design for Team

34

 

 

FR #6 from 2014 Released Practice Exam

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 2 : Day 1 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs : Inference : CI & Tests for Means

 

35

Week 18

9-13May

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

AP EXAM preparation until seniors last day or AP Stats Exam and juniors' last day:

    • Practice TIMED free response questions and
    • upload either picture of hand-written solutions or file in .docx, .pdf, or .txt formats
    • Student must have AP formula sheet available
    • Student MAY have any calculator but does NOT NEED a calculator (but may be helpful). No QWERTY keyboards (i.e. no smart phones)
    • HINT: questions are designed to take FULL time (even for "best" students) and an AP Score of 5 does NOT require full and exact response to both questions

36

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 2 : Day 2 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs : Inference : CI & Tests for Proportions

37

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

Practice: 18 Sample Multiple Choice Questions & Solutions

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 2 : Day 3 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs : Inference : ChiSq & Slope

38

 

AP & Sem Exam Preparation/Project Day

FR #6 from 2015 Released Practice Exam [page 74, solution page 102]

AP Classroom Quiz: Sem 2 : Day 4 Study : 2 old AP Exam FRQs : Investigative (Question 6)

39

 

Yearbook Signing Day

 

40-44

Week 19

15-19May

: last day for Seniors

Cancelled for 2022 Due : Quarter Project : Presentations (Team)

45-48

Week 20

22-26May

 

24May, 1/2 day Teacher Institute

Semester Final Exams for non-Seniors

: last day for non-Seniors

Cancelled for 2022 : Team Presentations (continued)

 

29May : Memorial Day

Thur, 1June : last day if all 5 snow days used

 

 

 

 

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

Schedules : Day-based & Week-based

  • Day-based schedule : 56-minute class periods but subject to change by administration

    1. 7:15 - 8:15am : Java & Honors Java Programming / AP CSP [5 minutes for announcements if in-school]

    2. 8:21 - 9:15am : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

    3. 9:21 - 10:15am : AP CSA

    4. 10:15 - 10:45am : A Lunch


      10:51 - 11:45am : AP Statistics

    5. 11:51 - 12:45pm : Prep

    6. 12:51 - 1:45pm : Trigonometry / PreCalculus

    • 1:50 - 2:40pm : Office Hours in A314

  • Week-based schedule :

    • Option 2: Hybrid Learning : 2-3 days per week : one (or two) in-person meetings (i.e. "A" and "B" Days) and

      1 day remote.

    • Option 3 : Remote Learning : 3-5 days per week from home

Resources : Required verification by student at remote (home) site

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

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

  3. Private Websites with login credentials including username and password :

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

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

  4. Public Websites that contain "free" content :

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

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

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

    4. 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: TI-83/89 Graphing Calculator Enhanced, 2nd ed.

    ISBN 0-7167-4773-1

    David S. Moore from Purdue University, Daren S. Starnes from the Webb Schools, Dan Yates

    W. H. Freeman, 2003

  • Graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 (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 -

    1. copy original problem,

    2. copy correct solution often from back of textbook, and

    3. 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, 0-7167-9615-5

  • Optional For Instructors

    • Golden Resource Binder, 0-7167-8345-2,

      Instructor's Solutions Manual, Christopher Barat, Virginia State University, 978-0-7167-8344-2,

      ASSESSMENT: Test Bank CD-ROM (Windows and Mac versions on one disc), 0-7167-8343-6, revised by Darin Starnes, Michael Fligner and William Notz. Printed: 0-7167-8342-8

      PRESENTATION: Instructors Resource CD-ROM, 0-7167-9760-7 This CD-ROM 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 : non-graded formative (i.e. completion or pass/fail) scores and graded summative (i.e. test) scores.

  1. 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 all-or-nothing 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").

  2. 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 world-wide).

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 in-school 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 hand-write 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 make-up work.
    • There will be ONE in-school 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 mini-detention")
      • After school detention
      • Referral to the dean
      • Parents called or e-mailed
      • 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 5-day 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 self-discipline. 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 656-7100.
    • 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

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    • 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, after-school tutoring, specific website, etc.)?
    • If you could start a realistic classroom tradition, what would it be? (example: every odd-numbered Friday is popcorn-during-lecture day)

    Signature

    • I prefer to be contacted via (circle preference): EMAIL, or PHONE, or OTHER (specify)
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      Parent / Guardian Signature Date Student Signature Date
      email address home phone work/cell phone
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