<strong>Manual</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> – <strong>AP</strong> <strong>Statistics</strong> <strong>Course</strong> <strong>Syllabus</strong> –x501 Instructor: Dr. Gregory Rash email: greg.rash@jefferson.kyschools.us web: http://www.<strong>dupont</strong>manual.com/manualteacher/rash/ Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent Textbook: Peck, Olsen, Devore: An introduction to <strong>Statistics</strong> and Data Analysis 2nd Edition. Reference Material: Winer, B., 1971. Statistical principles in experimental design. McGraw-Hill, New York: Yates, Moore, Starnes: The Practice of <strong>Statistics</strong> 3 rd Edition: <strong>Statistics</strong> <strong>Course</strong> Description. The College Board, May 2003: <strong>AP</strong> <strong>Statistics</strong>, 2005-2006 Professional Development Workshop Materials, The College Board, 2005: Texas Instruments TI-84 Graphing Calculator <strong>Manual</strong>: Kreith & Chakerian, Teaching Mathematics Using Technology – Graphing Calculator & Spreadsheet Activities, McDougal Littell, 2002. Technology • It is strongly recommended that all students have the equivalent of a TI-83, TI-83+ or TI-84 graphing calculator for use in class, at home, and on the <strong>AP</strong> Exam. • Students will use their graphing calculator extensively throughout the course. Most assignments, numerous in class activities and test will require the use of a graphing calculator. • Students that do not have access to a graphing calculator will have great difficulty with the class. • The TI calculators are recommended. TI calculators are NOT required and neither the instructor, nor the school has any financial relationship with TI. However, the examples in class will be given using a TI- 84 (which is very similar to the TI 83) and the instructor does not know how to instruct students in the use of calculators other than the TI 83/84. Please note that the key strokes on the TI 86 & 89 are completely different than the TI 83/84. • Students will also occasionally go to the computer lab and utilize statistics software, MS Excel as well as some Internet applets. • Students are not required to have access to any statistical computer software. However, numerous examples of MINITAB printouts will be reviewed in class and some homework and test problems will require understanding of MINITAB output to answer the questions. <strong>Course</strong> Description: Curriculum for this course follows the <strong>AP</strong> <strong>Statistics</strong> curriculum set by the College Board and is designed to prepare students for the <strong>AP</strong> <strong>Statistics</strong> exam in May. This syllabus is adapted from the course description given by the College Board. The full course description should be downloaded from www.Collegeboard.com and read completely. The purpose of the <strong>AP</strong> course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This course draws connections between all aspects of the statistical process, including design, analysis, and conclusions. Additionally, using the vocabulary of statistics this course will teach students how to communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations. Students will learn how to use graphing calculators and read computer output in an effort to enhance the development of statistical understanding. Performance Standards: During this course, the student will be exposed to four broad conceptual themes and will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in: • Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns • Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study • Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation • Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.