Syllabus: AP Statistics
Instructor: Mr. Ollio Room: 316
Units of Study: Chapter 1: Exploring Data
Chapter 2: The Normal Distributions
Chapter 3: Examining Relationships
Chapter 4: More on Two-Variable Data
Chapter 5: Producing Data
Chapter 6: Probability: The Study of Randomness
Chapter 7: Random Variables
Chapter 8: The Binomial and Geometric Distributions
Chapter 9: Sampling Distributions
Chapter 10: Introduction to Inference
Chapter 11: Inference for Distributions
Chapter 12: Inference for Proportions
Chapter 13: Inference for Tables: Chi-Square Procedures
Chapter 14: Inference for Regression
Grades: Homework (per section) 10 %
Quizzes (1-2 per chapter) 30%
Homework: At the beginning of each new chapter, you will be given the assignments for that entire chapter. You must have a loose-leaf, 3-ring Homework Notebook in which you complete and keep your daily assignments. When you do your assignments, put your name and period number at the top of each new page, and begin each new section assignment on a new page. Homework is a learning experience and mistakes are to be expected, but the work must be done for learning to take place. At each test, you will submit the homework from that chapter. A few randomly selected problems will be graded for correctness, BUT the majority of your grade will be based on honest effort and completeness (all assignments must be complete or nearly complete with supporting work shown; homework IS NOT a list of answers!).
Quizzes: You will have 1-2 quizzes per chapter that will assess your progress of the content learned thus far in the chapter. These quizzes will consist of problems like those from the homework. Time will not be taken to review for these quizzes. No unannounced quizzes will be given.
Tests: In-class tests will be comprehensive, and will cover material from one or two chapters. The tests will probe the depth and thoroughness of your understanding of the content. The tests will be broken down into two parts (just like the AP Statistics Exam). Approximately 50% of the test points will be multiple choice questions, the remaining 50% will be open ended response questions. Students will be given reading questions at the beginning of each chapter that will help them prepare for the tests. Since Statistics is a cumulative subject where previous skills are as important as new skills, each test will contain some material previously covered in addition to the new material.
AP Projects: These projects will be geared towards preparing these students for the AP Statistics Exam. They will be based on past AP Statistics exams and other specific problems/projects which I feel will better prepare you for the exam.
1. Students who miss a test or quiz will be responsible to take a make-up test/quiz within one week of the missed test/quiz. The make-up test/quiz will be different than the original test/quiz.
2. You learn Statistics by doing Statistics problems; therefore, all work that you submit MUST be your own work. I encourage you to work together but all work that is directly copied in any part from another classmate or the book will be given a zero.
Calculators: Students will be making use of the TI-84 graphing calculator in the classroom.
I highly recommend students have their own TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator for use at home. Certain parts of the AP Statistics Exam prohibit the use of a calculator, and thus certain projects and parts of exams in this class will prohibit the use of a calculator.