Course Syllabus

AP Statistics



Yellow Block

Wellesley High School, Room 443


Instructor:  Mr. Eric P. Collins


Text: The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, Tabor & Starnes, Copyright 2014, W.H. Freeman & Co.



Course Outline:  Major Topics Covered (Order is subject to change)


               (1)  Displaying Data and Distributions

               (2)  Standard Deviation and Normal Distributions

               (3)  Scatterplots, Regression, Correlation & Causation

               (4)  Sampling, Experiment Design, & Statistical Inference

               (5)  Probability Models

               (6)  Random Variables with Binomial and Geometric Distributions

               (7)  Sampling Distributions

               (8)  Confidence Intervals & Tests of Significance

               (9)  Inference for Distributions and Proportions

               (10) Inference for Two-Way Tables & Goodness of Fit

               (11) Inference for Regression


Evaluation:  Semester 1 grade will be based upon                                                       

(1)  AP Classroom Multiple Choice Questions (each chapter)     10%

(2)  AP Classroom Multiple Choice Questions (cumulative every term)    15%         

(3)  Free Response Questions    20%

(4) The higher grade from (1) and (2) above counts for 20%

(5) Performance Assessments (1 or 2 per chapter)  30%

(6) Homework (5%)


Semester 2 grade will be based upon

(1)  Tests (cumulative in nature)    70%

(2)  Quizzes    25%         

(3)  Homework    5%

 Standards Based Grading for FRQ's: Standards Based Grading - Free Response Questions.pdf 

Final Grade:  Each semester accounts for 50% of your grade.  The final exam is the AP Test.

Math Lab: Math Lab 20-21.pdf

WPS Zoom Authentication : WPS Zoom Login.pdf  

Special Notes:

(1)  A graphing calculator will be permitted to work on homework and exams and is essential.   Please purchase a TI-84, TI-84 Plus, or its equivalent.


(2)  Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date. 


(3)  Feel free to collaborate with your classmates on the homework assignments, but write up the solutions on your own.  


(4)  Attendance at all classes (in-person and on-line) is important and expected. 


(5) It is expected that you leave your cameras on when you are remote and engaged with me.  When you are simply watching my screen or taking notes, you may turn off your camera.



Course Summary:

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