Welcome to the STAtistics Zone

(AP Statistics, Period F)
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Are you nervous when you see NCWEE? concerned when you see CIRC? perturbed when you see PBC? Visit Mr. Hansen's fabled abbreviations page to make sense of those cryptic markings you see on your papers.

Schedule at a Glance (click here for the overall schedule)

 

Th 5/9/02

Project leaders (or deputy) report for private meetings: Matt at 12:35, Nathan (or Alex if Nathan is absent) at 1:00. Day of rest for others.

 

F 5/10/02

Last 2 weeks (through 5/24/02) will be for wrapping up the experiment.

 

M 5/13/02

HW due today: Revised methodology for experiment.

 

M 5/20/02

Field trip to National Cryptologic Museum at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD. Normal dress code is required to board the bus, though if the weather is warm your jacket is optional. Bus departs from access road near Martin Gymnasium at 8:00 a.m. We should return by 12:30, in time for F period class. Yes, we will meet for F period class.

 

 

Essential Links:
-- College Board: AP Statistics Main Menu
-- Our textbook's site has online quizzes and some useful links
-- RVLS (Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics): One of the best sites anywhere for statistics! Here you'll find a complete college statistics course (complete with clickable glossary and great case studies), simulations (for example, click here or here to see balls falling through a grid of nails), and some excellent analysis tools.
-- Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics (University of Alabama at Huntsville)
-- WebStat 2.0: An on-line statistical computing package (requires Java)
-- How to study statistics (written by a professor at the University of Central Florida, but the ideas are valid for our class)
-- Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: This monstrously huge hyperlinked reference has been restored (as of 11/6/2001) after a year's absence.

TI-83 Links:
-- INVT (inverse t) program written by Mr. Hansen and the Class of 1999
-- CHISQGOF (Chi-Square Goodness of Fit) program also written by Mr. Hansen and the Class of 1999
-- Modifications to SCATRBOX program so that it returns the LSRL equation at the end (follow-on to a stat teacher workshop I attended on 12/5/2001)
-- David Pachnerís statistical test and confidence interval files for the TI-83 (added 4/16/2001; not reviewed by Mr. Hansen for accuracy)
-- TI-83 programs from Texas Instruments
-- More TI-83 programs (untested)

Fun Links:
-- Guess the correlation coefficient! My best score so far for 5 scatterplots is 0.9957. Can you beat this?
-- Another correlation game (takes longer to load, but allows you to achieve fame if you score in the top 20 worldwide)
-- Least squares regression game (requires Java): After the Java applet loads, click the "?" icon in lower right corner for instructions.
-- Photos from our 5/20/99 field trip to the National Cryptologic Museum at the NSA
-- More TI-83 programs (untested)

Fun Links:
-- Guess the correlation coefficient! My best score so far for 5 scatterplots is 0.9957. Can you beat this?
-- Another correlation game (takes longer to load, but allows you to achieve fame if you score in the top 20 worldwide)
-- Least squares regression game (requires Java): After the Java applet loads, click the "?" icon in lower right corner for instructions.
-- Photos from our 5/20/99 field trip to the National Cryptologic Museum at the NSA
-- Huge Internet gallery of statistics jokes (warning: many are excellent, but some are dangerously lame)
-- Average age at death for rock stars is 36.9 (vs. 75.8 for the overall population). . . this site is religiously oriented (and apparently sincere), but the reasoning process is seriously flawed. Can you find the problem?
-- A formal mathematical proof that approximately seven shuffles are required for good randomization of a 52-card deck (note: requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
-- Chance Database Welcome Page (this is the link cited in the 4/4/99 Washington Post Unconventional Wiz column)
-- Accident statistics (the taxicab problem)
-- Psychological probability quiz
-- Marilyn is Wrong! (a truly great site, even though it doesn't seem to include Dr. Morse's response to Marilyn yet)
-- Use of Chips Ahoy cookies in statistics
-- The amazing Banach-Tarski Paradox, which apparently permits any sphere to be cut and reassembled into two spheres, each having the volume of the original sphere
-- More fun links on Mr. Hansen's home page

Serious Links (click here)

Extra Credit (4/15/2002 due date):
-- ASA Project Competition
-- ASA Poster Competition

Group Projects (1998 onward):
Exploratory Data Analysis
-- Assignment
-- Results (1998-99)
-- Results (1999-2000)
-- Results (2000-01)
Opinion Survey
-- Assignment
-- Results (1999-2000)
-- Results (2000-01)
Experimental Design and Execution
-- Assignment (2000-01)
-- Results (1998-99)
-- Results (1999-2000)
-- Results (2000-01)
Pairs Project on How to Lie With Statistics and P-value Calculations
-- Assignment (2000-01)
-- List of Partners (2000-01)
Critique of a Scientific Article
-- Assignment
AP Review
-- D period (1998-99)
-- F period (1998-99)

Test #2, Oct. 1998:
-- Mr. Hansen's study guide
-- Eric Love's study guide (1/12/1999 revised version)
-- Test #2 (merged version, with comments)

Test #3 (Chapter 5) for 1999-2000
-- Answers to practice test (the practice test was handed out in hard copy form on 11/15/1999)
-- Take-home portion distributed 11/16/1999, due 11/17/1999

Old Test #3 (Chapter 4 of old textbook):
-- Study guide
-- Test #3 (merged version)

Test #4 (Sections 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 of old textbook):
-- Study guide
-- Test #4D
-- Test #4F

Test #5 (Sections 6.2, 6.3, 7.1 of old textbook):
-- Study guide
-- Practice test
-- Answer key for practice test (incl. correction to #18 suggested by C. Muller)
-- Test #5 (merged version)

Test #5 (Sections 7.2 through 9.1 of new textbook):
-- Actual test, 2/6/2002

Test #6 (Sections 7.1-7.3 of old textbook):
-- Practice test
-- Answer key for practice test
-- Test #6D, with answer key

Test #6 (Chapters 9 and 10 of new textbook):
-- Actual test, 3/7/2002

Test #7 (Sections 8.1-8.3 of old textbook, plus Chi-Square GOF):
-- Answer key for sample test problems
-- In-class portion
-- Take-home portion

Test #8 (Section 9.1 of old textbook, plus Geometric Probability Distributions):
-- Take-home test due Wednesday 4/28/1999
-- Answer key (not yet released)

AP Exam Review
-- TI-83 Function Summary
-- TI-83 STAT TESTS Summary

Question of the day: 12/15/1998

Preview of quiz for Wednesday, 11/18/1998


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Last updated: 17 May 2002