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AP Statistics class for online high school students
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Over the course of the school year students will be exposed to the four main themes of the AP® Statistics curriculum: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.
Reasoning based on probability and statistics gives modern society the ability to cope with uncertainty. It has astonishing power to improve decision-making accuracy and test new ideas. It's a key analytical tool used in education, the social sciences, and business administration and is often a required college subject for majors in those areas. Statistics is frequently used for data analysis in the sciences and forms the mathematical basis for quality control in manufacturing. AP Statistics is a college level class for students who have been highly successful in Algebra II or Pre-Calculus. It covers the topics needed for the American College Board AP Statistics exam. Students passing this test may receive college credit. In today's world,most statistical analysis is done on calculators or computers. Students will learn how to perform statistical analysis on TI-84 calculators as well as more traditional techniques.
Throughout the course, students will use a variety of resources to explore and develop their understanding of statistical topics. These resources include a textbook, AP classroom, and other print resources. All students are required to have a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator for use both in- and out-side of the classroom.
Students will be assessed on weekly assignments, projects, and semester exams. All formative and summative assessments will be finished online, students need to watch the videos/read digital books online to learn the materials. Students will take the AP statistics test in Semester 2.
Target #1: Variation and Distribution(VAR)
Target #2: Patterns and Uncertainty(UNC)
Target #3: Data-based, Predictions, Decisions and Conclusions (DAT)
(concurrent enrollment allowed)
What you need to know about AP Statistics
With online courses through eAchieve Academy, high school students have more options. You can earn a 100% legitimate high school diploma online, take extra classes outside your regular school to graduate early or make up high school credits, and even earn college credits while still in high school. Take AP Statistics online for free, and if you score well enough on the AP exam you can receive college credit (and save money).
Is AP Statistics class hard?
AP Statistics is a college-level class for students who have been highly successful in Algebra 2 and/or Pre-Calculus. AP coursework can be difficult, and highly motivated students will accelerate skill development in preparation for even more challenging courses in college.
Is AP Statistics class worth it?
For high school students planning on higher education after graduating, the added difficulty of AP classes is often worth it if it means getting a good score on the AP exam and receiving college credit. Besides the financial motivation, AP classes prepare students for college-level academics.
How does AP Statistics work?
AP Statistics is a full-year course and works a lot like a other online high school classes, but with more in-depth coverage of the topic and more assignments. Students will learn to perform statistical analysis on a graphing calculator in addition to traditional techniques. At the end of the course is a state-administered AP exam.
Is AP Statistics necessary?
AP classes aren’t required to graduate from high school in Wisconsin, but they offer a chance for highly motivated students to explore topics in a college-level setting. AP Statistics develops skills to prepare students planning on a major or career in mathematics, information technology, science, law, medicine, or business.
Can I take AP Statistics online?
Yes! eAchieve Academy offers many different online AP classes free for high school students living anywhere in Wisconsin. Students outside Wisconsin can also enroll, but must pay tuition.
How many AP classes should I take?
How many AP classes you should take depends on your interests and ability, your current level of high school, and your reason for taking AP classes. A good rule of thumb is to challenge yourself without taking on so much that your grades begin to suffer.
How does the weighted GPA work with AP classes?
AP classes are ‘weighted’ so they have a stronger effect on your GPA compared to regular high school courses. This means students who do well in AP classes can have a GPA over 4.0.
Can I take AP statistics outside my high school?
Yes! We have many students who enroll in order to take AP classes outside their current high school. If you are enrolled at any high school in Wisconsin you can keep attending while also enrolling in 1-2 online courses (including AP courses) at eAchieve Academy. Learn more about part-time enrollment to get started.
How should I choose which AP classes to take in high school?
It’s a good idea to take AP classes in subjects you excel at or have a strong interest in. If you’re planning on higher education after you graduate, it’s a good idea to take AP classes to prepare for your intended college major.
What’s the difference between AP Statistics and other high school math classes?
AP classes are distinct from honors classes and regular high school classes – they’re taught at a college level and have much higher expectations. AP classes are also unique in that students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.
Can homeschool students take AP Statistics online?
Homeschooled students can enroll in up to 2 online AP classes each semester. This is a great way for homeschoolers to prepare for college, challenge themselves, and study subjects that may not be available to them in a homeschool setting.
What are the pros and cons of AP Statistics?
After weighing the pros and cons of AP classes in high school, AP Statistics offers an exciting challenge for students who have had success in Algebra 2 and/or Pre-Calculus. Where you plan to attend college, your field of interest and other factors will help you decide.
Is AP Statistics the same as taking statistics in college?
AP classes are designed to be as difficult as introductory-level college courses. Based on your background and aptitude in the subject, your instructor, and overall courseload, you might find AP classes vs college classes to be roughly equivalent or very different.
Do colleges like AP Statistics?
In general, AP classes do look good to college admissions officers. Earning good grades in AP classes and a good score on the AP Exam at the end of class shows a willingness to challenge yourself and work hard.
How do I manage my time when taking AP Statistics with other AP courses?
Developing and using strong time management skills is fundamental to managing multiple AP courses successfully. This is one of the ways AP classes in high school can help prepare you for a more rigorous academic environment and expectations.
Is taking AP Statistics harder than dual enrollment?
The comparative difficulty level of an AP class or a dual enrollment class depends on the school and instructor administering the course. In general, because the classes and exams are standardized, AP classes can be more attractive than dual enrollment courses when it comes to college admissions.