Statistics AP is an introductory college-level statistics course that introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students cultivate their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they explore concepts like variation and distribution; patterns and uncertainty; and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions. Participation in the Advanced Placement examination for a possibility of 3 hours college credit is advised. Graphing technology will be utilized in this course.
Prerequisite & Recommendations:
Prerequisite: Geometry & Algebra 2
Why Statistics AP?
- Satisfies 3rd or 4th math for FHSP + Endorsement
- May be beneficial in admissions process or scholarship opportunities, particularly at more competitive universities
- An introductory statistics course, similar to the AP Statistics course, is typically required for majors such as social sciences, health sciences and business
- Science, engineering and mathematics majors usually take an upper-level calculus-based course in statistics, for which the AP Statistics course is effective preparation
- Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement or both for a one-semester introductory college statistics course
Who should consider taking Statistics AP?
- Completing non-STEM DLA endorsement path:
- Want advanced mathematics coursework to support college/career plans in STEM, Public Services, or Business & Industry
- Want to complete studies equivalent to a one semester, introductory, non-calculus-based, college course in statistics
- Want opportunity to potentially earn college credit and/or advanced placement through AP exam
- Want coursework to be competitive in admissions process or scholarship opportunities