This online course is designed to help AP Biology students prepare for their AP exams.
Taught by master AP Biology teacher Anne Gill, this short course focuses on two topics, Math and Statistics and Phylogenetic Trees. This course will allow students to take a closer look at these topics and apply the concepts learned to the exam problems, as well as review resources. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
understand and find the mean, median and mode of experimental data given in a problem
apply and find the variable of standard deviation from the given data
apply Chi-Squared formula to come up with statistical analysis of given data
find the solute potential by using the water potential equation
interpret and construct a phylogenetic tree
The 2018 AP Biology test date is Monday, May 14, 2018. Students will have an opportunity to interact with a master teacher to ask questions and clarify their understanding of the material in an optional online live, synchronous session held Sunday, May 13, 2018.
Anne Gill is a teacher in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. She has taught Chemistry Honors, Aquatics, Anatomy and Physiology throughout her 15 years as an educator – 10 of which have been dedicated to teaching AP Biology and learning as much as possible about the course. The AP Biology program at her school has grown since she started teaching and averages 120 students each year. Ms. Gill spent many summers taking classes about AP Biology, and now, she spends them teaching course material to other teachers and students. She is currently an AP Biology consultant for the National Mathematics and Science Initiative, and for the past four years, she has been an AP reader and will continue utilizing her skills as a reader in 2016. Ms. Gill has received multiple awards including the 2006 Local Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, the 2013 Outstanding Biology Teacher for the state of Texas and was inducted into the Cypress Fairbanks Wall of Fame that same year. Ms. Gill is currently the secretary and treasurer for the Texas Association of Biology Teachers. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received her bachelor’s in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, and is currently working on her master’s in biology through the University of Illinois.
Term: Spring/Summer 2019
Start Date: Apr. 30, 2018
End Date: May 14, 2018
Early Registration: $55 if registering by March 19
Combo Review Package: A $20 discount is offered for participants who register for an AP Exam Review Online course and the AP Exam Review at Rice. See the NOTES tab for more information.
This course offers an optional online live, synchronous question and answer session. This session will occur Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 7-8:30 p.m. Central time.
This course utilizes the Canvas platform and includes the use of high-quality videos and a synchronous session in Blackboard Collaborate. For maximum performance, we recommend these system requirements for the Canvas platform. Additionally, the synchronous sessions in Blackboard Collaborate require a headset with a microphone. If your operating system does not meet the system requirements set forth, we cannot guarantee a quality learning experience. Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements prior to registering for the course.
This course is designed as a supplemental review for students preparing for their AP exams. It is not intended to be taken in lieu of an AP course.
Combo Review Package
Participants may receive a $20 discount when registering for any of the six AP Exam Review Online offerings and the AP Exam Review at Rice. Register for the AP Exam Review at Rice here. A discount promo code for the combo package will be provided in the confirmation email when registration is completed for the AP Exam Review at Rice.