AP Statistics

Credit Hours: 1.0

Course Length: 2 Semesters

Course Description

The Advanced Placement Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The rigor and pace of this course is consistent with non-calculus-based statistics offerings at many colleges and universities and will prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, students may receive college credit and will be well-prepared for additional advanced coursework.

AP® Statistics introduces students to major concepts that consist of collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. This course is organized into four major themes: (1) exploring data, (2) sampling and experimentation, (3) anticipating patterns, and (4) statistical inference. This course allows students to gain conceptual understanding through discussions, data collection activities, investigations and a final project in which they will conduct a statistical study. In order to prepare for the exam, students will complete weekly AP practice quizzes and unit exams that will conform to the constraints of the AP® exam.

Course Prerequisites

Algebra 2

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

Students need to have access to a calculator (preferably a TI-83/TI-84) and a spreadsheet software package (Google Spreadsheets or Microsoft Excel).

Major Concepts

According to the College Board, students who are enrolled in AP® Statistics will be able to:
Describe patterns and departures from patterns
Plan and conduct a study
Explore random phenomena using probability and simulation
Estimate population parameters and test hypotheses.