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ougnala
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My history teacher revealed the fact that AP stat has the lowest avg score out of all the subjects in the AP program.

What can be so hard about working with numbers and understanding the principles. Basically, isn't that class another version of economics?

What can be so hard about working with numbers and understanding the principles. Basically, isn't that class another version of economics?

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## Replies to: AP stat is hard?

359Membernumbers. It is focused on memorization of keywords and definitions that

have to be used in your answers. Any deviations and you can get

penalized substantially.

631Member556Member4,318Senior MemberAP stats is not hard. I was the only junior who took it in my school (and the only one in my school to get a 5) and the rest of the class were senior kids who were too lazy to take calc.ROFL that's EXACTLY what my class was like. I was the only junior and the only one to get a 5 because the seniors were lazy.

262Junior Member508MemberYou have to know when to use a t-test, a z-test, a matched-pairs test, a chi-square test, etc. and there are DIFFERENT conditions you got to check for every one of those.

When we took the practice AP exam a few weeks before the actual one,

everyonein the class (maybe 30 or so people) got one question wrong because they used the wrong test. It was awful.The math was easy. It's basically poking a few buttons on your calculator and looking up the corresponding numbers on the table.

125Junior MemberI understand where you're coming from though. A lot of people get through class by memorizing the steps needed to carry out t-tests, z-tests, chi-tests, etc. But if you understand the concepts behind the tests, there is no need to memorize because it'll all just make sense. Then again, the difficulty of the AP tests depends completely on how well your teacher taught the class.

63Junior MemberThe class I wouldn't say was hard, but it was a lot of materials, a lot of tests you have to learn. I'm a person who really loves math and Stat is nothing like math to me .. It's just a lot of data comprehension and analysis and sometimes, you can even argue it back and forth, there's no concrete answer for everything ... like I usually do to teacher .. which is why I disliked it.

But it was the only "math" class left in my high school for me to take, so that's why I took it.

13New Member63Junior MemberCorrect me if I'm wrong

392Member359MemberThe statistical tests are the easy part and I agree they were fun as well.

The AP stat parts that require memorization are the terms and

their precise descriptive usage which is what you get penalized

on if used loosely. Getting a 5 is not the point I was trying to

get across, it was the lack of "enjoyment" in getting a 5.

Somewhat like USH?

17New MemberBut got a 5 on ap calc ab.

Stat's is way different. Not this concrete math stuff. You need to LEARN stuff and know it, and EXPLAIN it. It's like history fact based+math class together. Gotta know the facts and the math part to do good in it.

40Junior MemberI studied for 2 hours the night before, and believe me I am not a good math student (did not even take Calc in high school!)...I got a 4 on this exam. I walked out of there thinking I did ok, but then realized that a 4 is something like 54% correct and I was fine.

The class isn't hard, just common sense.

978Member