What are the major projects you will complete in this course?
Perform a survey with the intent to illustrate a particular type of bias(es). The design of the survey answers questions such as:
- Is it possible to word a question in two different ways that are logically equivalent, but purposefully illicit much different responses?
- Do the characteristics of the interviewer affect responses to sensitive questions?
- Does anonymity change the responses to sensitive questions?
- Does the order of questions affect the responses?
- Can the sampling method create bias?
"You should take this course if you enjoy working with numbers and applying them different types of settings, and enjoy math that can easily be applied to the real world."
ID: 43040 Grade: 9-12 Length: Year
Prerequisite: Semester 1 grade of A or higher in Accelerated Math I, Algebra II/Trig; or a B or higher in ISP; or a C+ or higher in any higher level math course.
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The four major themes are exploring data to find patterns, planning a study, exploring random phenomena using probability and simulations, and statistical inference, including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will be prepared for and strongly encouraged to sit for the AP exam in May.
One of the main merits of the AP Statistics course is that it is different from most math courses as it is not heavily reliant on arithmetic and complex math skills. In class, students are presented with a myriad of opportunities to analyze and interpret data used in the real world, making it both enjoyable and useful. Although it may be difficult to perform statistical reasoning with the appropriate statistical language in the beginning, with practice and determination, this is a course many students can be successful in. I would strongly recommend students taking this course to prioritize fully understanding the concepts because concepts are generally all related to one another and continue to show up throughout the year.”
Class of 2020