CPM Statistics Resources

Teacher resources

Supporting Documents

Sample AP Syllabus

College Board approved!

This very detailed syllabus includes some basic information about the course followed by a detailed breakdown of each section in the text (except for the optional Chapter 13), including descriptions of some possible projects that fall outside of the textbook structure. Use this as a starting point for your own syllabus. It has been approved as written by the College Board for the AP Course Audit process.

AP Statistics Free Response Problem List

Aligned with CPM Statistics textbook

This spreadsheet lists every publicly available AP Free Response problem since 2005 (available at AP Central), briefly describes the topics in them, and shows which CPM chapter students will need to have completed to do the problem. Though some problems are specifically recommended in the text, this larger list may also be helpful.

Tools to support specific lessons

Lesson 1.2.4 - Histogram Polygraph

Polygraph is essentially the board game "Guess Who?" but with figures - in this case, with histograms! Doing this some time in Chapter 1 can help students realize the usefulness of specific vocabulary like "skew", "peak", "outlier", and so on for describing univariate distributions.

Lesson 2.1.1 - Scatterplot Polygraph

Like the Histogram polygraph to the left, but this one is for scatterplots. We recommend you do this very early in chapter 2, before introducing any vocabulary for describing bivariate relationships, to help motivate the need for such terms in students.

Lesson 2.1.3 - Desmos Activity

This optional Desmos activity is designed to guide both exploration and discussion of lesson 2.1.3 in the CPM Statistics text - its mixture of exploration and class discussion lends itself very well to the Desmos Activity Builder format.

Lesson 2.1.4 - 2-31 Desmos Activity

This is the first version of the 2-31 eTool, the one described in the textbook. It can help students get a visual of the LSRL. The next activity in the list explores the same ideas as this one (plus a few additional ones) and may be a better choice if you have some flexibility.

Lesson 2.1.4 - Upgraded 2-31 Desmos Activity

This updated eTool can be used as a total replacement for problem 2-31, as it provides a much easier-to-follow interface than the original and does not need the detailed instructions in the text. It also adds an exploration about influential points, not included in the original, that can be very valuable for students.

Lesson 2.2.1 - 2-46 Desmos Activity

This activity provides an optional slide to help students with problem 2-45 and a required slide for problem 2-46 in lesson 2.2.1

Lesson 4.1.2 data collection template

Instructions for use are on the first page of the spreadsheet.

Lesson 4.2.1 - Memory Test Slides

Several versions of the slides for lesson 4.2.1 are provided below as Google Slides (which are easily exportable to other formats.) They are very minimal - it may be worth the time to personalize them for your classroom and personality!

Lesson 6.2.5 - 6-74 Desmos Activity

This Desmos activity builder provides an upgraded experience for problem 6-74, in which studens explore the conditions for the normal approximation to the bionimal distribution.

Lesson 10.3.3 data collection template

Instructions for use are on the first page of the spreadsheet.