LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately.
When you're ready to create your LaunchPad course, you can click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for The Practice of Statistics. We also offer a course tour for The Practice of Statistics that will help you get started using this LaunchPad.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
Data SetsComplete data sets that accompany the text in a variety of formats, including minitab, TI-Calc, TI-Inspire, and more.
e-BookA complete online version of the textbook, the e-Book is every word on every page of the printed text, including all images and exercises. In addition to LaunchPad’s notes and highlighting features, teachers can easily hide chapters or sections that they don’t cover in their course, rearrange the order of chapters and sections, and add their own content directly into the e-Book.
FRAPPY! Student SamplesWorked out solutions, completed by students, to each of the FRAPPY! problems.
HP Prime Technology CornersComplete instructions on how to create graphs, analyze data, and more on HP Prime.
Online QuizzesStudents can take the online quizzes with guided feedback through LaunchPad.
Statistical AppletsFourteen applets provide students with opportunities to perform statistical simulations, explore data, and generate results.
Student's ErrataA list of corrected errors for the textbook and web chapters.
Technology Corner VideosDetailed, key-stroke-level instructional videos by Leigh Nataro show students how to use their TI-83/84, TI-89, or TI-Nspire graphing calculators.
Worked Example VideosExperienced AP® teacher Jason Molesky walks through key examples to give step-by-step instructions, just as teachers do in the classroom.
Worked Exercise VideosThe “For Practice, Try…” exercises are featured in step-by-step instructional videos by Doug Tyson and Paul Buckley to give students help when they need it.
The welcome page provides an introduction to LaunchPad. It explains the Welcome Unit Quiz and provides answers to a few Frequently Asked Questions.
In order to get familiar with LaunchPad, see how it works, and know what it contains, you can test your students’ understanding by having them take the brief quiz included in this unit. The quiz will show students where something is (like how to find their grades) and then ask them to confirm that they understand. Hopefully this will allow them to see ALL that LaunchPad offers, and use the product to its fullest.
Welcome Unit Quiz
From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for instructors?
Activity Overview VideosBeth Benzing’s Activity Overview videos introduce each Activity in the text and provide guidance on how to use them most effectively in class. Also featured is Jason Molesky’s “Mastering the FRQ with the FRAPPY” video.
FRAPPY! ResourcesScoring guidelines for each of the FRAPPY! problems.
Free-Response Question Index (Chapter)An index of released free-response questions from previous AP® exams that are appropriate for each chapter of the book, describing the content of each question and sorted by chapter.
Free-Response Question Index (Topic)An index of released free-response questions from previous AP® exams that are appropriate for each chapter of the book, describing the content of each question and sorted by topic.
Image jpgsFor teachers who prefer to build their own presentation materials, we offer each image and graph from the textbook, available to download as JPEG files.
Image SlidesFor teachers who prefer to build their own presentation materials, we offer each image and graph from the textbook, available to download as PPT files.
Lecture SlidesCreated by Jason Molesky, the PowerPoint presentation slides are a great tool for both new and experienced teachers. The slides highlight the important ideas in each section and include many examples from the book.
PD VideosBrief chapter and section overviews by Daren Starnes, Josh Tabor, and Doug Tyson offer advice with ideas about what to emphasize in the section, how to anticipate and overcome common pitfalls, and tips for helping students succeed in the course and on the AP exam.
Teacher's Resource HandoutsA wide selection of handouts, organized by chapter, from the teacher’s resource materials: including alternate examples, exercises, FRAPPY! questions, and learning objectives grids.
Teacher's ErrataA list of corrected errors for the Annotated Teacher’s Edition.
Tests and QuizzesThree prepared quizzes for each section and four prepared tests for each chapter are available to download in PDF format. Look for the test and quizzes errata document for updates on the questions and answers.
Worked SolutionsComplete step-by-step solutions by Ann Cannon for every exercise, practice problem, and review question in the book, available to download.
ExamView® Test Bank
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