AP Statistics Tutorial
Welcome to Stat Trek's free, online Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics
tutorial. It has been carefully developed to help you master the
Advanced Placement Statistics Examination.
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About the Tutorial
This tutorial provides accurate and complete coverage of the
AP Statistics curriculum. Specifically, the AP Statistics
curriculum and this tutorial cover the following topics:
- Exploring data. Using graphical and numerical techniques
to study patterns of data. Emphasizes interpreting
graphical information and descriptive statistics.
- Sampling and experimentation. How to plan and conduct a
study. Focuses on clarifying research questions and
specifying methods to collect and analyze data.
- Anticipating patterns. Using probability and simulation to
understand random events. Focuses on using probabilistic
models to understand real-world events.
- Statistical inference. How to estimate population
attributes, based on sample data. How to test statistical
How to Use the AP Statistics Tutorial
Individual lessons are accessible directly through links in the table of
contents, on the left side of the page.
You should work through lessons
in the order in which they appear; because each lesson builds on
If you are taking an AP Statistics course in school, use this
tutorial as a study aid. Before each class, read the relevant
lesson from the tutorial. This will have two good effects.
- Because you have been exposed to the material, you will
find it easier to understand your instructor's lecture,
and you will retain the information more
- And, if anything in the tutorial is unclear, you will be
alerted to a potential area of confusion. You can get
clarification from your instructor when he/she covers
Additional Helpful Resources
As you progress through the AP Statistics tutorial, take advantage
of the following helpful resources.
Analytical tools. Stat Trek provides a variety of analytical tools -
on-line statistical tables, calculators, problem solvers - to take the drudgery
out of statistical computations. The tutorial will alert you to these tools,
most of which are free.
Sample problems. Most of the lessons include sample problems. The sample
problems help you test your knowledge. They also illustrate shortcuts and solutions
to common statistics problems.
Practice exam. After you have completed the tutorial, take
practice exam. Review the explanations for any questions
that were answered incorrectly.
On-line help. The Stat Trek
Glossary takes the mystery out of statistical jargon. If any term or
concept is unclear, visit the Glossary for additional explanation.
Note: The Glossary can be accessed through the Help tab that appears
in the header at the top of every Stat Trek web page.