AP Statistics 2012-2013 Faculty Name: Mr. Olenchek Contact: Ph: 369-3611 x3715, [email protected] Room Number: N181 Course Description AP Statistics: This course is equivalent to a college-level non-calculus based statistics class. The topics for AP Statistics are divided into four major themes: exploratory data analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference. Earning credit for college depends upon the student's grade on the AP Exam in May and does not affect the Arrowhead High School grade for this course. Needed Supplies - Graphing calculator ti-83, ti-84, or ti-89 are recommended - Loose leaf paper for problem sets. - Spiral notebook that fits in the binder for class notes and activities - Pencils Behavior Expectations and Classroom Conduct All students are expected to be seated when the bell rings, be respectful of others, and stay focused on learning during class. Students should complete assigned work in a timely manner, and complete make up work within three days of absence or get work ahead of an absence whenever possible. Students are expected to work in groups frequently during class time and on some assessments. Students should work to learn group member names, offer constructive criticism and ideas politely, and to listen to the ideas of others patiently. Be nice. The more group members share together, the more everyone learns. Students should work to understand the concepts and applications of statistics. The use of multiple representations, numerical, algebraic, geometric, and verbal, are necessary in order to fully comprehend and apply the ideas in this course. An emphasis on communicating ideas verbally and in written form is a major focus of this course. Work to show all work and to explain processes and ideas in a way that is complete and clear to the audience. This is especially important on the assessments in this course and in preparing for the AP test. Students are expected to complete all work ethically and honestly. Students who cheat on homework and assessments will earn a zero for those assignments. Be honest. Trading your character and integrity is a large price to pay for the answer to a math problem. Students who miss class the day before a test are expected to take the test with everyone else. If Students who miss the day of the test are expected to take the test the day they return to school. Be sure to see your teacher if you have questions when you have an absence. Cell Phones and other Electronic devices may not be used during class. Turn phones off, and do not check messages during class. Learning Targets Each unit of study will be broken down into learning targets or objectives. A learning target handout is distributed at the beginning of each new unit. There is a list of vocabulary at the top of this handout. The handout also contains a series of questions that you should be able to answer as you prepare for each assessment in the course. This handout is a very good review for daily lessons and unit assessments. If you cannot answer a question on the handout, ask for help before you take an assessment on that topic. Chances are if you review this handout before a test, you will do very well on the test! SIX WEEK GRADES Your six-week grade will be calculated as follows using the percentages and grading scale below. 10% Problem Sets 35% Quizzes 55% Tests 90 – 100 80 – 89 70 – 79 60 – 69 0 – 59 A B C D F Assessments in this class consist of both basic knowledge/application problems and some extensions. Know the vocabulary, basic theorems and concepts, algebraic and graphing methods. Work in class and on homework exercises to gain confidence and skill in solving extensions to the content. Homework practice, especially writing ideas completely and concisely, will go a long way in preparing your for success on assessments. The semester exam counts as 15% of the final semester grade.