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.
What resources are available for my students?
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.
Complete data sets that accompany the text in a variety of formats, including minitab, TI-Calc, TI-Inspire, and more.
A 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 Samples
Worked out solutions, completed by students, to each of the FRAPPY! problems.
HP Prime Technology Corners
Complete instructions on how to create graphs, analyze data, and more on HP Prime.
Students can take the online quizzes with guided feedback through LaunchPad.
Fourteen applets provide students with opportunities to perform statistical simulations, explore data, and generate results.
A list of corrected errors for the textbook and web chapters.
Technology Corner Videos
Detailed, 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 Videos
Experienced AP® teacher Jason Molesky walks through key examples to give step-by-step instructions, just as teachers do in the classroom.
Worked Exercise Videos
The “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.
What resources are available for instructors?
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.
Activity Overview Videos
Beth 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.
Scoring 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.
For teachers who prefer to build their own presentation materials, we offer each image and graph from the textbook, available to download as JPEG files.
For teachers who prefer to build their own presentation materials, we offer each image and graph from the textbook, available to download as PPT files.
Created 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.
Brief 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 Handouts
A wide selection of handouts, organized by chapter, from the teacher’s resource materials: including alternate examples, exercises, FRAPPY! questions, and learning objectives grids.
A list of corrected errors for the Annotated Teacher’s Edition.
Tests and Quizzes
Three 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.
Complete step-by-step solutions by Ann Cannon for every exercise, practice problem, and review question in the book, available to download.
ExamView® Test Bank
Contact your sales representative for more information on our ExamView ® Test Bank.