AP Statistics is a year-long introductory statistics course designed for students who have successfully completed a minimum of Algebra II. This course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college statistics course that is required of many college majors including social sciences, health sciences, business, and etc. In May students will be given the opportunity to partake in the AP Statistics Exam. Qualifying scores will lead to replacement of a correlating college course and/or mathematic placement during their college career.
During this course students will study four major statistical themes including exploration of data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. The study of these topics will involve not only statistical calculations of data but rather a holistic approach to constructing, summarizing, analyzing, and verbalizing data in the context of a presented question. Students will be required to discuss statistical processes and conclusions using correct terminology, grammar, and punctuation.
AP statistics can be taken alone or in conjunction with another math course. Any student who has successfully completed Algebra II can be enrolled in this course with the understanding that the course is classified as AP and will require extensive critical thinking and a high standard of dedication.
Homework (practice) is a necessary tool for the learning of mathematics. Homework is NOT optional!