This course will focus on effective strategies for helping students master the essential concepts and methods of AP Statistics. We will examine resources for classroom instruction, assessment, technology, projects, and AP exam preparation. In addition, we will discuss issues related to planning and administering the course, such as student selection, pacing, and the AP Audit.
Instructor: Paul Myers
Examine effective instructional strategies for teaching AP Statistics.
Deepen their understanding of statistical concepts and methods in data analysis, study design, probability, and statistical inference.
Utilize technology to promote statistical thinking. Develop facility with using graphing calculators and computer software to analyze data and to perform simulations.
Explore a variety of ways to assess student learning.
- Introductions, Welcome, Goals for the Week, Tour de stuff
- Overview of AP Statistics: an opening activity
- AP Audit
- Sampling and Experimentation
- Exploring Data: analyzing one categorical or quantitative variable
- About the AP Exam
- Exploring Data: analyzing relationships between two categorical or quantitative variables
- Course planning and implementation
- Probability and random variables
- Sampling distributions
- Confidence intervals
- Using technology effectively: calculators, applets, and software
- Significance tests and decision-making
- Comparing two groups or populations
- AP exam preparation
- Inference about relationships between two categorical or two quantitative variables
- Random raffle, evaluations, and farewell
This course is targeted at teachers new to AP Statistics.
Teachers interested in a more advanced course,
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This course will deepen understanding of AP Statistics in a collaborative environment. Big ideas include exploring and visualizing one and two variable data, sampling and experimentation, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, and statistical inference via confidence intervals and significance tests. Simulation is used throughout to increase understanding. We will explore and engage the content through activities that can be implemented immediately in the classroom. Learning is supported with an introduction to graphing calculators. Old AP exam questions will be unpacked with a focus on the rubrics used to grade the questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a graphing calculator.
Instructor: Luke Wilcox
- Expose participants to relevant resources and instructional strategies that can enhance the quality of their AP Statistics course.
- Actively include participants in activities that develop deeper understanding of statistical concepts.
- Educate participants about the format, content, rubric, and grading of the AP Statistics Exam.
- Generate a better understanding of sampling distributions and inference.
- Materials (Textbooks, Assessment Resources)
- Calculator & Computer Activities
- Lunch & Snacks
- Flash Drive
- Things to Bring:
- General Course Information and Resources
- Unit 1: Exploring Data
- Unit 2: Modeling Distributions of Data
- Unit 3: Describing Relationships
- Unit 4: Designing Studies and Experiments
- Unit 5: Probability
- Unit 6: Random Variables
- Unit 7: Sampling Distributions
- Unit 8: One Sample Confidence Intervals
- Unit 9: One Sample Significance Tests
- Unit 10: Two Sample Inference
- Unit 11: Chi-square Tests
- Unit 12: More About Regression
- Questions/Work Time