Words of WISDOM from Past Generations of AP Statistics students:
i. The course prepared us well for the exam.
- Every year the proportion of students earning a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam is well above the national proportions. The proportion of students earning a score of 3 or below is well below the national proportions.
ii. The course was well presented.
- The teachers teaching the AP Statistics course at Peddie have a considerable number of years of experience both in the classroom and in the teaching of the AP Statistics course.
iii. The course seemed to be more relevant than other mathematics courses.
- "Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write" H. G. Wells
iv. The course was enjoyable (most of the time), the topics were interesting, and at the same time the situations discussed required real thinking.
- "Statistics can be fun"Arthur Benjamin
v. The post AP exam project was great. It was neat how the census project was combined with the work done in the AP Government class.
- "The field of statistics allows us to play in everyone else's backyard" John Tukey
TOP FIVE PIECES OF ADVICE from Past Generations of AP Statistics students:
5. There is a fair amount of group work involved in this course both in and outside of class.
Consider forming a study group. Beyond this course, your ability to connect and work with others will be an invaluable tool as you move beyond your life as a student at Peddie.
4. The course requires students to do more than just perform calculations.
You are required to do a significant amount of thinking, writing and explanining in this course.
3. The course is different from other mathematics courses.
You have to keep up with the daily reading from the textbook. Studying from the textbook is a key requirement, though by no means a sufficient requirement, for success in this course.
2. The material is not to be taken lightly.
The nature of the discipline is such that the application of ideas presented is not as cut and dry as in other mathematics courses. Statistics as a discipline is about variability. Most often there is no single right answer but rather your explanation will be the key in determining the correctness of your answer.
1. The course is demanding. I was told AP Statistics was one of the easier AP's and would look good on my transcript.
This is not an easy or lightweight AP course. You need to put in a lot of time, work, and effort in order to succeed and stay on top of the material on a daily basis.
link to AP Statistics page