Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP® Statistics is intended to provide a college level foundation in introductory statistics. Topics covered include: explore, model, and describe data, designing studies, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimating with confidence, significance testing, comparing populations, and inferences for distributions of categorical data. The course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is gathered, displayed, and analyzed so that they can engage a culture and society that relies heavily on statistics.

AP Statistics relies heavily on students’ active engagement in doing statistics with appropriate technological tools throughout the course. Statistical software such as Microsoft Excel, and the TI-83+ and TI-84+ family of graphing calculators are essential. The statistical functions of the graphing calculator will be used daily and extensively for each unit of the course.
Textbook: The Practice of Statistics (5th edition), Daren S. Starnes, Josh Tabor, Daniel S. Yates, and David S. Moore, ed.

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