AP Stats

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  • NCVPS will offer AP Statistics again in the fall of 2017. NCVPS has redesigned the courses, and we are eager for its rollout in the fall.

    Course Details

    Course Code: 25117X0 (2A037X0 for future)

    Course Level: Advanced Placement

    Course Offering: Year-long for 1 credit

    Prerequisites: Math 3 or equivalent

    Course Description: This is a year-long course that requires a 90-minute daily class amount of time. Also, students need to spend time working at home a minimum of 30 minutes daily on the textbook readings, class discussions, assignments, and tests. The course is designed to prepare students to collect, analyze and draw conclusions from data. Students will learn how to view data through a discriminatory eye to determine the validity and be able to interpret data and analysis that is valid. Teaching the course is somewhat different than other traditional mathematics courses because it provides an answer to the age-old mathematics student question of, “When are we going to use this?” Students will use real data, whether self-collected or from a primary source, to perform analysis or to test hypotheses. Students will conduct simulations and studies to help anchor topics throughout the course. Data will come from a variety of sources ranging from national newspapers to organization websites. Students will be prepared to successfully take the AP Statistics exam in May.

    Key Concepts

    • Explore concepts such as methodology and inferences through small group discussions and activities.
    • Design surveys and experiments, gather and analyze data numerically and graphically, and apply inferential statistics to draw conclusions for a population.

    Course Benefits

    • Great for those that plan to study mathematics, business, Psychology or Science in college.
    • Help understand the practical uses of statistics in real life.
    • Learn about data collection, conducting surveys and experiments, analyzing data, testing hypotheses and drawing conclusions.

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