

Objective:
The course provides an opportunity to prepare for the May AP examination in Statistics. The course is guided by the AP syllabus and covers the following areas: organizing data, normal, binomial, geometric, and sample distributions, correlation, experimental designs, probability, and statistical inference and testing. Upon completion students will develop into competent interpreters and users of statistical data and information. Decisionmaking and justification of statistical hypotheses are emphasized. The AP Statistics course will prepare students for the College Board Advanced Placement Exam which is given in May. Students can earn college credit for this course by scoring from 3 to 5 on the exam. The amount of credit granted varies among colleges and universities. Instructor comment: AP Statistics is a rigorous, college level noncalculus based course. Since you have the potential to earn college credit it is expected that you take the course seriously. Students must be active participants since the “ best” learning occurs when students are actively involved in the learning process. To this end AP Statistics will be a "handson", practical applications oriented class. Computers and calculators are used extensively to allow students to investigate and explore statistical concepts. Effective communication skills will be developed through regular written analysis of real data.
Textbook:
Supplemental Resources for Instruction:
•Rossman, Allan J., Beth L. Chance, and Robin H. Lock. J. Workshop Statistics
– Discovery with Data and Fathom. Emeryville, Ca.: Key College Publishing (2001)
GRADING:
Attendance:
PLEASE LIMIT THE NUMBER OF CHECK OUTS AND CHECK INS… THIS IS AN AP COURSE.
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http://www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/ Applets: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/stat_sim/index.html Statistics Links: http://math.about.com/od/statistics/
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Classroom Management Behavior GuidelinesMrs. Felz Room 221 mfelz@henry.k12.ga.us
1. Follow directions the first time they are given. 2. Take advantage of the entire learning period. Be seated and prepared to work at the bell. Textbook, notebook, agenda and paper/pencil should be brought to class daily. Tardiness and/or delays affect other students and the instructor. 3. Behave in such a way as not to interfere with other students’ learning: a. Raise hand before speaking. b. Remain seated unless instructed otherwise by the teacher. c. Refrain from personal grooming; ie.makeup, nail polish, hair combing d. Be attentive during instruction – NO HEADS DOWN! 4. Speak respectfully to all others in the room. 5. Keep your personal workspace neat. Do NOT leave items for others to clean up. 6. Passes to restroom, office, phone, etc. will be issued ONLY in extreme or emergency cases and never during the first or last 15 minutes of class. 7. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, OR DRINK VISIBLE IN THE CLASSROOM.
REWARDS: Verbal praise, increased learning resulting in higher grades and peer appreciation.
CONSEQUENCES: Verbal warning for first offense, teacher/student conference for second offense, parent contact for third offense, and office referral for the fourth offense.
Persistent or severe problems will be referred to the office IMMEDIATELY to allow maximum learning opportunities for other students.
I have read and understand all of the objectives, requirements, and expectations for Advanced Placement Statisticswith Mrs. Felz.
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