AP Statistics Information & Summer Assignment

AP Statistics Information & Summer Assignment
2” 3-Ring binder with dividers (there will be 11 units)
Loose leaf paper
Pencils with erasers
Graphing Calculator: TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX
(If you are in the market for a new calculator, these are
the two I recommend. However, if you already have a TI84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver, you do not need to buy a new
calculator. Both will be sufficient for what we will do in AP
Statistics. TI-83 and TI-83 Plus calculators will be missing
many of the advanced statistical features of the other
models. Thus, the TI-83 models are not recommended.)
TI-84 CE
Highly recommended:
Barron’s AP Statistics Flashcards Box 2nd Edition ($18.99)
ISBN-13: 978-1438074016
TI-Nspire CX
What You Can Expect:
 Direct teaching (teacher-led notes) with 1-2 examples for each type of problem.
 Student learning tasks (group & individual tasks that will reveal statistical relationships).
 Daily homework.
 Quizzes that will provide feedback on what you need to work on before the test.
 Tests that cover all of the material in the unit.
 Reading, both in the textbook and in problem situations.
 Showing your work, no matter how small the calculation.
 Explaining, in words, how the numbers relate to the problem situation.
 Lots of free response questions that have been on previous AP exams.
 Learning will start on the first day of school. Please secure your supplies before school starts.
Ways to Succeed in this Class:
 Take notes everyday and keep them organized by date in your binder.
 Fully complete homework every day, putting forth your best effort. Check your solutions on ItsLearning.
Ask questions regarding your homework during extra help.
 Read all of your notes and/or homework from the current unit every day. In other words, study every day
and not just the night before the assessment. Ask for clarification, as needed, well in advance of the test.
 Get help when you are confused by asking questions during class and/or attending help sessions.
 Quiz yourself using the Barron’s flashcards to study for all assessments.
 Complete your review tabs in a timely manner.
 Learn from the mistakes you make on quizzes.
 Study the AP free response we will do in class.
Summer Assignment:
This assignment will be due on Monday, August 10th. I highly recommend that you work on and complete this
assignment the week before the start of school. This will result in a smoother transition into this course.
1. Use the following internet resource to define the terms below. Copy and paste the word and its definition
into a single Word document.
Observational study
Simple random sampling
Stratified sampling
Cluster sampling
Systematic sampling
Voluntary sample
Convenience sample
Nonresponse bias
Response bias
Factor (explanatory variable)
Confounding (variable)
Categorical variable
Quantitative variable
Discrete variable
Continuous variable
For #2-4, use the following formulas and information. You may use a scientific or graphing calculator to
calculate your values. Don’t forget to properly scale all graphs.
 xi  x 
n 1
Five-number summary consists of minimum, quartile 1(Q1), median, quartile 3(Q3), and maximum
IQR = Q3 – Q1
sample mean  x 
sample standard deviation  sx 
2. Draw a dot plot of the data. Then calculate the sample mean, median, and standard deviation.
3, 3, 4, 7, 7, 1, 5, 9, 8, 7, 9, 4, 1, 2, 6, 1, 9, 6, 6, 4
3. The data below are the amount of time spent on the internet (in minutes) on a particular day for 30
students. Draw a histogram of the data. Use 7 groups. Then calculate the sample mean, median, and
standard deviation.
7, 42, 72, 20, 43, 75, 24, 44, 77, 25, 45, 78, 25, 46, 79, 28,
47, 83, 28, 48, 87, 30, 48, 88, 32, 50, 135, 35, 51, 151
4. Calculate the sample mean, standard deviation, the five-number summary, and IQR. Then draw a box plot
of the data.
19, 22, 23, 23, 23, 26, 26, 27, 28, 29, 29, 31, 32