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FYI: Edhesive AP Statistics (New)

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The non-homeschool option page (ETA: no longer free. It is $150 too :( )

https://edhesive.com/courses/ap_statistics

Homeschool $150 student license option page https://edhesive.com/parents_homeschools

 

No syllabus yet on either webpage.

 

ETA:

Syllabus http://edhesive.s3.amazonaws.com/AP_Statistics/Syllabus/AP_Statistics_Syllabus_Edhesive.pdf

 

ETA:

Openintro Textbook link https://www.openintro.org/download.php?file=ahss1_tablet&referrer=/stat/textbook.php

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But how do you know it's free? I think it's only for schools. It doesn't give an option to sign up.

On the non-homeschool page, you can sign up under the student account still for free for

Introduction to Computer Science, https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_introduction

AP Computer Science Principles, https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_principles

AP Computer Science A (Java). https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_java

 

The AP Statistics course doesn't seems to be ready for sign up yet. I emailed Ms Dovi to ask just now so still waiting for reply and I don't expect any reply until tomorrow.

 

Explorations in Coding (https://edhesive.com/courses/explorations) is another new course that doesn't have the Enroll Now button.

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This is the reply I received for the homeschool option.

 

"The AP Statistics course is available now. Here is a link to the syllabus: http://edhesive.s3.amazonaws.com/AP_Statistics/Syllabus/AP_Statistics_Syllabus_Edhesive.pdf

 

Our homeschool courses have changed for this year. The courses are fully taught by our teachers, so parents do not need to take on the coach role. Your learners will be able to get any information they need from our teachers and TAs in the student forum. You will be able to monitor their progress through their Edhesive accounts."

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The syllabus looks great, thanks so much for sharing. 

 

My son is really interested in taking as he really enjoyed Edhesive's AP Comp Sci and did really well on the test. Do we know if the format is similar - video based lectures like with Mrs. Dovi for AP-CS A?

 

I'm thinking of that or AP Stats with Mr. Reini at Wilson Hill, as my son really enjoyed him as well... but I've never seen any reviews of this one yet.

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Do we know if the format is similar - video based lectures like with Mrs. Dovi for AP-CS A?

I assumed so based on their reply to my email

 

"The license fee includes:

All course materials, including video lessons, interactive activities and automatically graded assessments

Student support forum moderated seven days per week by the course instructor and team of teacher assistants"

 

This course is brand new so I have no idea how good or bad it is going to be. I can teach my kids whatever is covered in AP Statistics so I am just looking for a self study course to supply the deadlines and quizzes so I don't need to be the bad guy.

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I'll be keen to know how students fare on the AP exam at the end of the year... I know that for us, Edhesive's AP-CS-A was a great set-up to supply deadlines. So I'd say go for it! (And then tell me how it is!! LOL) He felt AP CS had very little busywork - the activities taught him the programming he needed to know. I would *think* the same would be said for the statistics activities cited in the syllabus.

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On the non-homeschool page, you can sign up under the student account still for free for

Introduction to Computer Science, https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_introduction

AP Computer Science Principles, https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_principles

AP Computer Science A (Java). https://edhesive.com/courses/apcs_java

 

 

We tried this (and I tried again just now), and it asks for a "section token". When I emailed them asking about the token, that's when they told me that the free versions are no longer available.

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We tried this (and I tried again just now), and it asks for a "section token". When I emailed them asking about the token, that's when they told me that the free versions are no longer available.

That's sad if it's true. I could email them tomorrow and ask since I was a customer last year for my two boys and likely to pay up for the AP Statistics homeschool student license x 2kids.

 

ETAï¼›

Just sent them an email to ask about the section token for what used to be free.

 

ETA:

It is not free anymore. $150 per token.

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ETA:

It is not free anymore. $150 per token.

 

$150 is still cheap i think i paid that for the AP CS homeschool version. is that the total cost?

better than expense if outsourcing to PAH or WHA (+/- $600-700)

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$150 is still cheap i think i paid that for the AP CS homeschool version. is that the total cost?

better than expense if outsourcing to PAH or WHA (+/- $600-700)

In our experience, nothing beats a live class. My kids need interaction. I would rather pay more for it if the instruction is good.

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$150 is still cheap i think i paid that for the AP CS homeschool version. is that the total cost?

better than expense if outsourcing to PAH or WHA (+/- $600-700)

The textbook they are using is open source and free. It's a 458 pages PDF. The end of chapter exercise solutions are for the odd number questions.

https://www.openintro.org/download.php?file=ahss1_tablet&referrer=/stat/textbook.php

 

The recommended calculator is the TI-84.

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So Arcadia, are you going for it? Are you our guinea pig? Anybody else?

 

I've LOVE to hear feedback on how well both Edhesive and Wilson's Hill's AP Stats courses prepare for the AP... those are the 2 we are likely to choose from. But seeing some track record of how kids score on the exam would be a great help. :-)

 

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So Arcadia, are you going for it? Are you our guinea pig? Anybody else?

freesia's son is taking currently. My quirky kids aren't good for guinea pigs, I don't even remember to print their grades for their Edhesive AP Computer Science A course. I think both have around 80% (B) for final grades. My kid's don't remember their grades either. They are in middle school so I am only going to report their AP exam scores in their high school transcript but not bother with listing the courses.

 

We are still deciding as my kids can self study and I can easily grade the FRQs using the answers provided by collegeboard when it comes to test prep.

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The textbook they are using is open source and free. It's a 458 pages PDF. The end of chapter exercise solutions are for the odd number questions.

https://www.openintro.org/download.php?file=ahss1_tablet&referrer=/stat/textbook.php

 

The recommended calculator is the TI-84.

Do you know which textbook they use for AP Computer Science A?

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Do you know which textbook they use for AP Computer Science A?

None but they list the Blue Pelican Java as the reference text. Link has the free book and answer key by the author.

http://www.bluepelicanjava.com

 

The course was basically videos followed by quizzes and exercises. It is possible to self study if your child does not need external deadlines to prevent procrastination.

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None but they list the Blue Pelican Java as the reference text. Link has the free book and answer key by the author.

http://www.bluepelicanjava.com

 

The course was basically videos followed by quizzes and exercises. It is possible to self study if your child does not need external deadlines to prevent procrastination.

Thank you! I didn't see that on their site. 

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I didn't see that on their site.

It's not on their site anymore. I actually googled for their 2015/16 scheme of work. The other free book that is recommended is this one http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/index.html

 

You can see the demo of the Unit 1 - Introduction to Java here https://course.edhesive.com/apcsa/unit?unit=9&lesson=30

 

If her math logic is strong, she won't really need the textbooks. My kids learnt the most from the coding exercises and figuring out on their own. They didn't read the textbooks.

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None but they list the Blue Pelican Java as the reference text. Link has the free book and answer key by the author.

http://www.bluepelicanjava.com

 

The course was basically videos followed by quizzes and exercises. It is possible to self study if your child does not need external deadlines to prevent procrastination.

FYI, it looks like this now only available for purchase, the book download is free, but the answer key must be purchased, and you can only purchase in conjunction with the text. It's not a bad price, however.

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FYI, it looks like this now only available for purchase, the book download is free, but the answer key must be purchased, and you can only purchase in conjunction with the text. It's not a bad price, however.

That is a bummer to students who self study.

 

Free MOOCs that covers AP Computer Science A

https://www.udemy.com/decoding-ap-computer-science-a/

https://www.edx.org/course/ap-computer-science-java-programming-purduex-cs180-1x-0#!

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A few suggestions on free alternatives:

 

AP Statistics

AP Comp Sci A

  • Building Java Programs. (pdf older version). This text was written by two Univ of Washington instructors for the the introductory programming courses at UW.  The text is good but my favorite feature is the extensive array of practice problems and exercises. Almost all of these have been built into a website called Practice-it which automatically checks your solutions. The exercises are set up in a very logical and incremental fashion. Here is the website for the Summer class featuring a Syllabus, recorded lectures, readings, and homework.   There are also links to Power points and videos designed to accompany the text embedded in the calendar. Recorded lectures from the current and other previous UWs classes are here. Solutions for the practice problems and exercises can be found on the textbook's website.
  • Edx's Learn to Program in Java class is not what I would call a full blown class but the videos are very good and serve as a good source for concise and clear intros to many topics in Java. 
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I would not count it

 

Yeah, unfortunately you're probably right. I did find that I can still access the demo Intro to Comp Sci course that I signed up for last year just to take a look at it, so I'm having my daughter go through that. I'll have to decide if I want my son to go through this demo AP course this year while it is still available, whether or not he takes the exam.

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