Welcome to A.P. Statistics. In order to guarantee that we have sufficient time to review for the A.P. Exam, you are expected to review the statistics you learned in middle school. The topics: mean, median, mode, stem and leaf plots, dot plots, histogram and whisker box plots are covered in Chapter 1 of The Practice of Statistics. You can Google the topics to review them this summer.

You are also expected to read, take notes and complete the assigned problems. You will have plenty of time to do the few problems I assigned from the textbook once you pick up your schedule and textbook before school starts. The key is to do the reading this summer!

Read the Intro to Stats and Section 1-1 ( Distribution, Center, Spread, Shape, Outliers, Bar and Pie Charts, Dot Plots, Stem & Leaf Plots ).Take notes pp. xii-16 from The Practice of Statistics. Do exercises (1.1,1.3) this stands for chapter 1-problem 1

You are also expected to type a one-page summary (500 word minimum) of the summer reading book, Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. In the summary, include at least one paragraph on the vignette that you liked the most in addition to the general overview of the book. This summary is due Tuesday, September 7 which is the Tuesday after Labor Day.

When you get a chance, check out the postings on my webpage at westernhigh.org. I will have several hotlinks for A.P. Statistics including the Student Information Sheet, AP Course Description, and the A.P. Statistics Chapter 1 Syllabus.

On the first day of class, we will discuss in more detail what will be posted on this page. Currently my webpage is undergoing some construction but what was posted last year should still visible.

Again, I want to welcome you to A. P. Statistics, a math course that has applications in many disciplines and to the real world.