Welcome to AP Stats!. Ms. Matthews. What is Statistics?. Statistics:. Science of learning from data. This includes collecting and interpreting!. This is not your typical math course! You will not really calculate things by hand, instead think about their meanings!. Prerequisites:.
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Science of learning from data
This includes collecting and interpreting!
A passing grade in Algebra II
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF: If you find that you are having difficulty at ANY time, please talk to your teacher.
TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER: Allow everyone to learn and work in this classroom. Respect others and help when asked.
TAKE CARE OF THIS PLACE:There is to be NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ANY REASON.
No music devices, headphones, cell phones, hats, sunglasses or cosmetic products are permitted in the classroom. The item(s) will be confiscated.
98% & up A+ 83-87% B 68-72% C-
93-97% A 80-82% B- 67% D
90-92% A- 78-79% C+ 66% & below F
88-89% B+ 73-77% C
It is very important to prepare for the test by studying:
Re work homework problems
Read through your notes
Do the review tests
Review Quizzes and FRQ
Go to tutorials
Do the cumulative reviews
Go to http://msmatthewsschs.wikispaces.com/apstats
(compare graphs and numbers)
I. Exploring data
II. Sampling & Experimentation
(Probability and Simulation)
III. Anticipating Patterns
IV. Statistical Inference
Entire group of interest
Representation of subjects from the population
Data that was produced in the past, can be good or bad!
When you survey everyone in the population of interest
Questionnaire designed to gauge public opinion and predict what the population believes
Don’t interfere with the individuals, no treatment applied. Includes surveys.
Ex. What percent of students have cell phones?
Ex. Can sleeping for 8hrs increase your GPA?
Only experiments because a treatment was applied in a controlled environment.
Cause and Effect:
I want to know if Steele Canyon students like school. How can I find out?
Do people wash their hands every time after going to the bathroom? Design an observation.
Survey if they wash hands
Watch to see if they wash their hands
a. How would you determine if wine caused better
health than beer?
Experiment. Assign people into a drinking wine, beer, hard liquor, or no alcohol group.
b. What else could influence your results? What are some examples that could influence health that should be considered?
If they exercise, prior health concerns, how much they drink
Objects described by a set of data. Can be people, animals, things
Characteristic of an individual.
Places an individual into one of several groups or categories
(favorite color, ethnicity)
Takes numerical values for which arithmetic operations (like adding) make sense.
(age, height, weight)
Whether a penny lands on heads or tails –
The color of a Reese’s Pieces candy –
Number of calories in a fast food meal –
The life expectancy of a nation –
Amount of college fees –
The weight of an automobile –
Who people voted for in the election –
How old is the data?
Where did the data come from?
How did they gather the data?
Who gathered the data?
a. Answer the key questions (who, what, why, when, where, how, and by whom).
Who: 2004 vehicles
What: Make and Model, vehicle type, transmission type, # of cylinders, City MPG, Highway MPG
Why: Compare MPG in different cars
By whom: ?
Make and Model,
# of cylinders,
Not enough data collected. Only one manual transmission in the list!
Average value. Add up numbers and divide by # of values
Most frequent value
Chance behavior that is predictable in the long run
You are taking the AP Stats exam. A multiple choice question is provided with answers a-e. You have no idea what the answer is! What is the probability you guess the correct answer?
Making guesses on the population given many samples from that population.
When you opened your bag of chips you were disappointed to see how empty the bag already was. The bag said it weighed 1.5 oz. You went and measured and discovered your bag weighed 1.45 oz. Can you say that the company should fix their machine?
Sample size is too small!
InterActive Notebooks will be used in this class to help you learn and remember key scientific concepts. Why does this type of notebook work? This notebook styles uses both the right and left brain hemispheres to help you build neural networks. By providing space for you to record information and refer to it quickly, this too increases your ability to remember and use the information later. You’ll also have an opportunity to interact creatively with the new knowledge you’re gaining.
See the sample below for the set-up for the first six pages and the back. Number all pages that follow in the upper right hand corner. Left side pages are even; right side pages are odd.
The left spiral page shows your understanding of information. Basically it’s your manipulation of the information from the right side. You work with input from the right side, but present it in your own way. This includes interacting with the book.
Right pages = input (odd numbered pages)
The right page is for writing down information you are given – when your teacher lectures.
In the back= Formula sheets (labeling each formula) and Tables, Calculator tips
Students glue/tape in a copy of the InterActive Instructions
(left side) 2
Students glue/tape in copy of left-side guidelines.
(right side) 1
Notebook Title Page:
Course, Teacher, Student’s Name, Block
(left side) 4
Students glue/tape in a copy of the Reflection page Rubric for first unit
(right side) 5
Students construct a title page for the first unit of study. Title, Graphic, Date
(right side) 3
Students glue/tape in copy of right-side guidelines.
Glue/Tape formula sheet and Tables (7pgs) and begin a list of calculator tips (3-4pgs)
(left side) 6
Students write in a table of contents for the first unit.
THE LEFT SIDE
The left page demonstrates your understanding of the information from the right side of the page. You work with the input and interact with the information in creative, unique and individual ways. The left side incorporates and reflects how you learn statistics as well as what you learn in statistics.
THE RIGHT SIDE
Interactive notebooks will be used in this class daily to help you learn and remember important chemistry concepts. Why do they work? This notebook style uses both the right and left hemispheres of the brain to help you sort, categorize, remember and creatively interact with the new knowledge you are gaining. The more you process information the more you begin to understand it. This leads to longer retention.
the top of the page.
are given in class.
important information stand out.
Toward the end of each chapter, you will be called upon to reflect upon your work. This writing sample begins on the left side on the notebook and continues on the right. While there is no required length, high quality reflection uses 1-2 pages of the notebook.
2. Indicate your overall rating of your notebook based on the rubric. Explain why you have earned this rating. Has your notebook improved from past notebooks?
4. What are your goals for improvement in the next chapter? List specific areas in which you feel you need to improve or need help improving.
5. What specific changes would you like to see in this class? Explain.
Notes from Class
Reminders for test, Pic to help you remember
Reading comments on topics
You are to research the purpose of taking AP Statistics. If you know what you want to major in for college, try to include this into your research. Your paper must be typed and include examples of statistics you have found in the newspaper, magazines, online, or in other classes. Aim for one page of narrative and one page of figures.
Due Fri, 8/28