Lake Brantley high school AP Statistics Syllabus



COURSE DESCRIPTION


AP Statistics is an introductory college level Statistics course offered at the high school level. The ultimate goal of the class is to pass the AP Statistics exam in May 2013. Passing the exam will count as a college credit at most universities.


This course is designed to provide a general comprehensive exposure to the methods of describing and analyzing data. The course will be comprised of four major topics:


• Descriptive Statistics

• Producing data

• Probability

•Inferential Statistics


After studying these topics, students will be able to critically analyze and draw appropriate conclusions about data



SUPPLIES


1.   Text  -  Stats: Modeling the World    (supplied by school)     

2.   Calculator  -  TI-83+ or TI-84

  1. 3.  3 ring binder - divided into 4 sections:   

          .   Homework                 

Notes (taken from videos)

Investigative task

Formula sheets

4.   Recommended  -  colored pencils/ruler/graphing paper



GRADES


Grade Distribution 








TESTS/QUIZ/IT/HW


Tests:    Tests and quizzes will make up the majority of the grade. See the pacing guide for exam schedule. There will be test reviews posted on the website, be sure to watch them.


Quiz:    Quizzes will be given periodically. I will always give at least one-day notice before a quiz.  Quizzes will count as 20% of the grade.


Investigative task (IT): Investigative tasks are mini projects that will count as 20% of the grade. There will be approximately 5-7 IT’s given throughout the year.


Homework:    Homework will be spot checked and graded on exam days. Although homework only makes up 10% of your grade, doing the problems will enhance you ability to do better on the tests and AP exam.



GRADING SCALE








RULES


ABSOLUTELY NO CHEATING: I have a very strict policy on cheating. If there is any evidence of cheating, a grade of zero will be given to all parties. (no exceptions)


NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF ANY KIND: All electronic devices need to be turned off and put away before entering the classroom. Including phones, i-pods, etc...


BE IN YOUR SEAT AND READY TO START WHEN THE BELL RINGS


RESPECTFUL IN CLASS AT ALL TIMES



TEST MAKE-UP POLICY


VERY IMPORTANT: Only students with an excused absence or with a parent phone call to me will be allowed to makeup an exam. If you miss an exam with an unexcused absence, a grade of zero will be issued. If you know that you will have to miss an exam, please see me before the exam day.




ACCELERATED MATH (AM)


Accelerated Math is a program that allows students to get more practice at solving statistical problems. Every assignment has 6 problems and students must get at least 5 correct to move on to the next subject. AM will be counted as homework and extra credit for exams.




STUDENT ABSENCES


It is very important that students make every effort to be in class every day. Students with many absences will have a very hard time keeping up with the pace of the class. Also, students who miss class frequently tend to do poorly on the AP Statistics exam. Note: any student with an unexcused absence on an exam day will receive a zero for that exam and homework assignment.



CLASS WEBSITE


The class website is a great place to review all the material that is learned in the class. There will be lessons that can be watched if you are absent. There will also be test reviews and many examples on problem solving throughout the year.



Parents

Please read over the form below


AP Statistics Parent signature form.pdf