Welcome to Statistics and AP Statistics. Throughout the year students will learn how to think, analyze, and describe data and displays using statistical reasoning. Typically, students do not find the "math" difficult in AP Statistics. What can be challenging is understanding what the problem is asking, what rules and procedures need to be followed, and how do you describe things appropriately.
There are three recommendations I have to help students be successful in AP & Regular Statistics. The list below is not a mandate, but it is highly recommended that students use these proven strategies.
Class Supplies
GoFormative Website
Students will complete their textbook reading assignments through the Go Formative Website. Go Formative will allow me to provide feedback and clarification faster than paper assignments could. It will be imperative for students to read all comments and clarifications that I provide through the website.
Assignments & Announcements
If you struggle with writing down and/or remembering what your assignment is or other announcements that were made in class, sign up for reminders from remind.com. The app will send reminders as text messages to your phone (or email). Remind is also a great way to communicate with me.
There are three recommendations I have to help students be successful in AP & Regular Statistics. The list below is not a mandate, but it is highly recommended that students use these proven strategies.
 Notes & Interactive Notebook (Composition Notebook): First, I recommend that each student take and keep notes. I have tried different strategies with teaching Statistics and have found that students are more successful when the class and notes are organized with an Interactive Notebook. The more organized you are able to keep your notebook and notes, the more you will appreciate them during the year and possibly future years (yes, I have had students use their Stats notebooks in college). I prefer the composition notebooks (typically black and white) that are bound because they stay together better than spiral notebooks. The majority of notes and handouts in class will be cut to fit into that composition size notebook.
 Graphing Calculator: We will use a graphing calculator during 70% of the lessons. A class set of TI84+ will be available, but you will also need one for many homework assignments. If you do not have a graphing calculator and do not want to buy one at this time, there will be some available from the library to check out.
 Vocabulary & Procedures: Knowing your statistical vocabulary and procedures will be KEY for being successful. There are many terms that have similar definitions and it can become confusing if you do not begin learning the vocabulary from the beginning. To assist in learning vocabulary, I recommend that students use the free Quizlet App, that will allow them to practice the vocabulary online or on their cell phone.
Class Supplies
 Composition Notebook
 Pocket Folder
 Graphing Calculator (TI84+ or Inspire)
 Access to internet on a regular basis (at home, on phone, or at school)
GoFormative Website
Students will complete their textbook reading assignments through the Go Formative Website. Go Formative will allow me to provide feedback and clarification faster than paper assignments could. It will be imperative for students to read all comments and clarifications that I provide through the website.
Assignments & Announcements
If you struggle with writing down and/or remembering what your assignment is or other announcements that were made in class, sign up for reminders from remind.com. The app will send reminders as text messages to your phone (or email). Remind is also a great way to communicate with me.
Academic Discipline Plan

AP Statistics  College Board
