This AP Statistics preview course is designed to introduce the students in the first 3 units of the AP Statistics curriculum (Exploring One-Variable Data, Exploring Two-Variable Data, and Collecting Data). The course covers all the concepts of Descriptive Statistics, Sampling, and Experimental design (32%-45% of the AP Statistics exam), and sets a solid base for the remaining units (Inferential Statistics).
Upon completion of the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of descriptive statistics, sampling, and experimental design, and will be able to summarize data using statistics and graphically, describe and compare distributions, describe and quantify the linear relationship between two variables, develop linear regression models and assess their fit, identify and describe sampling methods and designs, identify bias in sampling and provide ways to address it, distinguish between observational and experimental studies, and design experimental studies using random assignment, placebo and control groups, and several forms of control in order to establish cause-and-effect relationships.
There are 3 units designed in this course, topics included but not limited to: population and samples, variability, measures of center, variables, data sets, absolute and relative frequency, univariate numerical graphs, linear regression, residuals, bias, observational and experimental studies, etc.
11 group classes, 2 hours each, 22 hours in total
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email.