We are pleased to announce the publication of the 3rd edition of MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP STATISTICS EXAMINATION.
The 3rd edition retains the standard five sample examinations, each simulating the format of the AP Statistics exam, with 40 multiple-choice questions and 6 free-response questions (including an investigational task). Two of the sample examinations contain entirely brand new questions. The standard and style of the questions conform precisely to the level required on the AP, providing students with invaluable practice as they prepare for the exam.
The book also contains a section entitled “Top Tips for AP Statistics.” This chapter provides essential
advice for success on the AP Exam. By following the suggestions given in this chapter, your students can
make maximal use of what they know to earn high AP scores. For teachers, the information in this chapter
provides essential knowledge as to the expectations of the AP graders, both generally and in specific topic
A new feature of this edition is the summary exercises. In five important areas – correlation and linear
regression, experimental design, probability, random variables, and miscellaneous hypothesis testing –
questions are presented covering the full range of concepts required on the AP exam. By tackling these
exercises in class, for homework, or in a combination of the two, students can establish a comprehensive
understanding and knowledge in these vital areas of the AP curriculum.
Another new feature of our book is a chapter entitled “Using the TI-Nspire on the AP Statistics
Examination” (by Heather Overstreet). In this chapter detailed information is given about how the
TI-Nspire calculator can be used in AP Statistics. Keystrokes and screenshots are provided so that students
can use the TI-Nspire confidently and effectively throughout this course. Additionally, a version of the AP
Statistics formula sheet annotated for use of the calculator is included. Practice multiple-choice questions
that reinforce these skills are given at the end of this chapter.
In addition, the book has a workspace area for students to work out each problem (multiple-choice and
free-response), an index which acts as a cross reference for all multiple-choice questions, and standard
statistical formulas and tables. Separate student answer keys for the multiple-choice questions and the final
answers for the free-response questions are included with each question book.
Also available for your students is a STUDENT’S SOLUTIONS MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY
MULTIPLE-CHOICE & FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP STATISTICS EXAMINATION which provides step-by-step solutions for all the multiple-choice and
free-response questions in the book. Instructions for calculator use (TI-83, TI-84, and TI-Nspire) are
included where applicable. In many cases, the incorrect answers are also examined, so your students can
learn to avoid common pitfalls.
The author of the 3rd edition is Michael Allwood. Michael is chairman of the Mathematics Department at Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT, and has taught AP Statistics since 1998.
He has been a Reader of the AP Statistics exam since 2001 and a Table Leader at the reading since 2006.
Here is what some of your colleagues had to say about our previous editions of the AP Statistics book:
"The books were more in line with the AP curriculum than other books that I used in the past."
Cherie Ochsenfeld / Amador Valley HS, Pleasanton, CA
"The comprehensive solutions to your problems, which quite accurately reflect those appearing on the AP exam,
were appreciated and invaluable to the students."
Michael Palermo / John Dewey HS, Brooklyn, NY
"I really like your books (AP Statistics, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC). They are wonderful preparation for the AP."
Sandy Rickenbaker / Dutch Fork HS, Irmo, SC
"...These materials were excellent to use with my students for independent review at home."
Sally Sterling / Boonsboro HS, Boonsboro, MD
"Most comprehensive collection of AP style questions available. A class set of the D&S books prove to be my most
effective review days."
Richard W. Cowles / McCallum High School, Austin, TX
"The books allow students to see the same type of questions they will see on the exam. The answers are well
written. It allows one to concentrate on what they need instead of searching for practice questions. Keep up the good work."
Clysta C. Walters / Orange County HS, Orange, VA
"Multiple-choice questions are very typical of the AP Statistics Exam."
Melinda Clark / South Vermillion HS, Clinton, IN