AP Statistics

This course follows the College Board syllabus, which includes all of the topics covered in Accelerated Statistics plus concepts of variation, especially as related to statistical inference, sampling distributions, estimation and confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing at least through two-sample t-tests. Students learn how to perform analyses using paper and pencil, a statistical calculator, and the computer, with an emphasis on the interpretation of results. Class activities consist of lecture, problem solving, and group discussion, with a heavy emphasis on analytical discussion. The pace is rapid and the topics are complex. Students are expected to be inquisitive about data, analysis, and interpretation and to contribute their thoughts actively to class discussions.

Students interested in applying the content learned in this course to a project of their own design can do so by taking Data Analysis (MAT560D) at any time after completing the first mod (which is common to this class and both IB HL courses.)

Students–except those who have taken Accelerated Statistics (MATH511A) and earned a B or better–are required to complete a summer assignment in preparation for class.

Students enrolled in this course must sit for the AP exam.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-3.0