# Intro powerpoint

```AP Statistics
Introduction
Benefits of Statistics
 Used in all different subject areas,
psychology, actuarial sciences, and
many more.
 Needed to make sense of the incredible
amount of data available in the world.
 Used to make rational, scientifically
based decisions.
Part I: Creating Data
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Survey
Observational Study
Experiment
Researching existing data.
Part II: Analyze Data
 Individuals: Objects described by a set of
data.
 Variable: Characteristic of an individual.
 Categorical: groups
 Quantitative: Numerical value
 Distribution: Tells us what values the
variable takes and how often it takes
these values.
What is the following
distribution?
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2008:
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
0
0
1
1
2
3
1
1
4
1
7
5
9
2
6
4
7
17
15
10
3
6
13
6
13
15
10
4
4
5
4
5
6
5
5
Part III: Probability
 What is the distribution of data supposed
to look like?
Part IV: Inference
 Make conclusions.
 What can we say about a population
based on a sample?
Course Requirements
 1. Textbook: The Practice of Statistics
 2. Graphing calculator (preferably TI
83/84)
 3. Notes: You may find it helpful to print
out the powerpoints beforehand and add
to them as you feel it’s necessary.
 75% major assessments (chapter tests)
 25% minor assessments (HW completion,
 GOALS
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At least 50 students take the AP test.
At least 8 students score a 5
No student scores a 1
At least 85% pass the exam (3 or higher)
Average Score above 3.60
What is considered
cheating?
 Looking at someone else’s test paper.
(Classroom is full…no wandering eyes)
 Relaying information about tests to
students in another block.
 Requesting test information from AP
Stats alumni.
 Copying and sharing HW answers, (both
What is not considered
cheating?
 Working with one other person on a graded
HW assignment…. as long as both students
are actively involved in crafting the response.
(Write your partner’s name on the paper).
 Looking up old AP questions online
(apcentral.collegeboard.com) which resemble
the one assigned.
 I value your integrity and hard work more than
Expectations
 Your intention should be to take, and
pass, the AP Exam.
 Disruptions caused by students (usually
seniors) that decide not to take the exam
will not be tolerated.
 You will study regularly outside of class,
especially over spring break.
 Perfect attendance from now until May
9th.
AP EXAM
 May 9, 2014
 40 multiple choice, 6 free response.
 apcentral.collegeboard.com