Welcome to AP Statistics at Delaware Valley High School!
This may be the most challenging and most useful Math course you've taken to this point. There is hardly any field of study or discipline you can think of that doesn't use data, statistics, and the procedures and concepts you'll learn in this class, and job opportunities abound for those with the quantitative background you'll get from studying Statistics. This class will likely change the way you see the world around you.
This page and its linked pages will provide information and resources for you while you are taking this class.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Stapplet.com
The Art of Stat Web Applets
TPS 6/e Resources by Chapter
Calculators for AP Statistics
A common question asked by students taking AP Statistics at Delaware Valley High School has been, "What kind of calculator is best for me to use for this class?"
There is no single right answer to this question. While the most commonly used calculators have been those from the TI84 family of calculators, the College Board has a calculator policy published with a complete list of approved graphing calculators, any of which are satisfactory for use on the AP Statistics examination. There are other approved models that are less expensive than the TI84 family, but the software that I have on my classroom computer that I will be using as a demo in class is made to model the TI84, so that is the calculator you'll be seeing in class; therefore it's the one I typically recommend.
Should you choose to purchase a cheaper calculator, the Casio fx9750 typically runs about half the price of a TI84, but I have no software available in class to demonstrate its use. However, there is information available online to help you use this Casio alternative in AP Statistics, such as this guide.
Smart Phone Apps to Emulate a Graphing Calculator
In addition, there are smart phone apps available to emulate a graphing calculator. For students who own a smart phone, these have the advantage of being cheaper and possibly more convenient while allowing you to use the same steps you'd use on a graphing calculator, but you may not use a smart phone on the AP Statistics test.
