Dr. Andrew Caglieris, Mathematics Department

Peddie 2011-12: AP Statistics Homepage    

"Do you have the ganas?" (Jaime Escalante)

 

Course Outline (Please read as this contains important information)

AP Statistics Daily Calendars: (FALL) (WINTER ) (SPRING )

Syllabus for: ( FALL , WINTER , SPRING )

Mathematics Department Mission

The Peddie Mathematics Department provides a rigorous college-preparatory program that fosters student understanding of and appreciation for mathematics as a discipline and prepares them to use mathematics for applications outside the classroom.

So Why Take AP Statistics?

Hal Varian (Google Chief Economist): "The sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians...The ability to take data - be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it - that's going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level but even at the educational level...Because now we really do have essentially free and ubiqitous data. So the complimentary scarce factor is the ability to understand that data and extract value from it."

AP Statistics Course Description (Ref. Course of Studies 2011-12)

The AP Statistics course is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to several broad conceptual themes of statistics including exploring data, planning a study, modeling and anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.

The course follows the AP Statistics curriculum established by the College Board and includes material that will guide students in conducting and communicating their own statistical analysis. Students will learn standard statistical terms and techniques through presentation of real world cases.

Placement in AP Statistics is dependent upon recommendation of the department. All candidates are expected to possess the determination and initiative to take on a college-level course, including the corresponding work load.

Students are required to take the AP Statistics exam.

Nuggets of Wisdom and Advice

from past years' eminent statisticians

left to right 2009-10, 2008-9, 2007-8, 2007-8

Text: Stats Modeling the World. Bock, Velleman and De Veaux. Second Ed. Pearson/Addison Wesley

Exam Prep Resource:

Meeting Times and Location:

Block C: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (4 class meetings) in Annenberg Hall Room 311

 

LINKS

link to Technology resources document for AP Statistics

link to interesting resources pertaining to topics encountered in AP Statistics

link to resources relating to the AP Statistics Exam

link to Mathematics Department Academic Honesty Statement

link to Peddie Mission and Philosophy Statement

link to Caglieris Homepage

link to Peddie Homepage