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Class Expectations and Summer Assignment

Welcome to AP Statistics! You're about to study a subject that is useful in nearly every vocation and field of study that you may wish to pursue. This page will provide you with everything you need in order to begin what may be the most applicable AP class you'll ever take.

Before you download the files, let me say this: no work will be collected from you. Your responsibility is to do these assignments well enough that you are prepared to take a test on them on the first day of school. You should be sure that you can write about any of the assigned readings and do any of the problems assigned here. It's up to you to spend enough time to be sure that you're ready to take that test and start the year. Please be sure to read ALL of the provided material below.

  1. Be on time to class every day! When the bell rings to begin class, be ready to start! Have all necessary materials with you (textbook, notebook, writing utensil, calculator).
  2. In this class, you should own a TI-84 graphing calculator (or equivalent model). Bring it with you to class every day and have it for use on all assignments. You will need to become very comfortable using the calculator.
  3. Homework should be completed with all work shown. In this class, reading the textbook – and often re-reading the textbook – is important not only for learning concepts and skills but for learning how to communicate them in writing. A well-read student will be a student who writes well.
  4. You will be tested regularly in this class – once per chapter – and there may be occasional quizzes. Tests will be announced but since we closely follow the textbook for this course you’ll have no problem guessing when to expect a test as we approach the end of the chapter. Quizzes can occur on any day without my previously announcing them, and would be short and focus only on recent material.
  5. Grading policy: your quarter grade will be determined by computing a test average.
  6. Keep a notebook. Your notes should include (at least) any key terms, concepts, or examples presented by in class. It should serve as a journal of what you’ve learned in class – you’ll be thankful for a comprehensive set of notes at the end of the year! You should include any handouts given out by the teacher (because of this, a notebook with pockets is preferable but not required).
  7. It is your responsibility to catch up on any material that you might miss due to absence. You need to come to me, not the other way around. Do not delay in catching up as soon as possible. Good attendance is important!
  8. All students must complete the summer work. Although nothing will be collected to verify completion, you will be assessed on your knowledge/aptitude with that material by a test to be given on the first day of the class. Your grade on this summer work test will carry significant weight in the computation of your first marking period average.

You can download the Class Expectations for AP Statistics here.

Your Summer work has no requirement to turn anything in. Instead it all covers material which can be included on the opening-day test. Here's what you'll need to do to complete your Summer assignment and be ready for the opening-day test...

This is what you need to cover to be ready for the opening day test.

Throughout the year, I'll be communicating with you as necessary through email. Please be sure I have a valid email address for you at all times, notifying me of any change in your address.