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How difficult is AP Statistics?

BaddyCaddy09BaddyCaddy09 Registered User Posts: 314 Member
edited July 2009 in High School Life
Overall, how hard is it?

And how difficult is it in comparison to AP Calculus AB?

(I opted for AP Stats senior year - not sure it was the right decision)
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Replies to: How difficult is AP Statistics?

  • redsox2002redsox2002 Registered User Posts: 367 Junior Member
    It's not bad at all. Much easier than Calculus in my opinion. Especially at the end of the course when we were doing chi-square tests, significance tests, and confidence intervals, it was so easy! Regression, line of best fit, etc, etc aren't that bad either. You should do fine.
  • QwertyKeyQwertyKey Registered User Posts: 4,590 Senior Member
    I don't know compared to AB, but it's MUCH easier than BC. At my school it was spread through the whole year, but even if it were just 1 semester it shouldn't be too hard.
  • supereagle10supereagle10 Registered User Posts: 794 Member
    Its very easy. i knew next to nothing,did a little review, and got that young 4 on the exam. With effort you should get a 5 no problem.
  • PKWsurf21PKWsurf21 Registered User Posts: 556 Member
    It is extremely simple but at my school I was the only kid to get a 5 in like 3 years because usually it's a bunch of unmotivated seniors who needed to take a math class but didn't want to take calculus and so when May came in their senior year, their brains had already shut down for the summer so they basically all failed the test. I took it as a junior though so I actually cared.
  • ThisCouldBeHeavnThisCouldBeHeavn - Posts: 16,060 Senior Member
    AP Statistics is easy, and it basically isn't really math. The main thing you learn how to do is use your calculator.

    You shouldn't take Calc AB. BC contains marginally more material and at many places will allow you to skip a lot more.
  • waterboxwaterbox Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    Extremely simple.
  • chrisxlunachrisxluna Registered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
    I slept in class all the time :)
  • MillancadMillancad Registered User Posts: 5,941 Senior Member
    At my school, it's take by people from 10th to 12th grade, and everyone has an A, almost always. It's considered much easier than any Calc.
  • einnobeinnob Registered User Posts: 956 Member
    It is the easiest AP class at my school.
  • AeroEngineer3141AeroEngineer3141 Registered User Posts: 3,607 Senior Member
    Self studying now, and it's really been easy.
  • BaddyCaddy09BaddyCaddy09 Registered User Posts: 314 Member
    So do colleges look down on it even though it's an AP class?
  • kiterunner18kiterunner18 Registered User Posts: 1,394 Senior Member
    @ my school it's considered one of the harder AP classes. Probably because the teacher is really tough.
  • IceFireIceFire Registered User Posts: 595 Member
    It's really not bad and it all depends on the teacher. I didn't do that well in the class...B+ (when most people were getting A's) but I got a 5 on the AP exam when I was expecting a 3. The important thing is not to underestimate it like I did and actually work hard for it, and you will succeed, just like in anything else.
  • DemiitasseDemiitasse Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    Super easy! I played tetris on my calculator and did other hw the whole time. Plus, mine was first period and I just walked in late everyday. Teacher was cool, subject was cool.
    Hardly any math used.
    Lots of common sense is used, it doesn't wrack your brain.
    Also, your calculator becomes your best friend.
    A great AP to take, it's usually the easiest AP around here (of course, it depends on school/teacher, but in general...) :]
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