July 16‐19
This course is targeted at teachers new to AP Statistics.
Teachers interested in a more advanced course,
click here or scroll down.
The word for the week is "variability." All our discussions will deal with its observation,
description, control, measurement, and implications. During the week we will examine the four major
content areas of the AP course, with discussions and explorations based on the experience, comfort level,
interests, and needs of participants.
In addition, we will discuss teaching strategies and classroom details
such as student projects, homework, quizzes, and grading. A good bit of time will be devoted to the AP exam,
including its structure, how it is written, and how it is graded. We will examine the grading of the 2018
exam in depth.
Technology (calculators and laptops) will be used dailyfor developing ways to help students
understand difficult concepts, for finding answers, and for experiencing new developments in the practice and
teaching of statistics. Class explorations will include handson activities (physical( in addition to calculator
and computer investigations. Many of these explorations are ready for use with students, but some are intended
primarily to prepare teachers to answer questions like, "Why do we do ___?" Simulation will play an
important role throughout the week. Some of that simulation will be "hightech" and some will be decidedly "
lowtech" but all will be purposeful.
About

Instructor: Landy Godbold

Included:
 Materials (Textbooks, Assessment Resources)
 Calculator & Computer Activities
 Lunch & Snacks
 Flash Drive
 Things to Bring:
 Graphing calculator
 Laptop Computer
Schedule
 Introductions
 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: Chisquare Tests
 Unit 12: More About Regression
 Questions/Work Time
July 16‐19
This session is targeted at experienced AP Statistics teachers.
I am looking forward to working with all of you and hope that you will leave feeling better prepared and reenergized about the opportunity to teach AP Statistics!
In this workshop, we will investigate many of the "tough" topics in the AP Statistics course as well as some topics just beyond the AP curriculum.
We will also spend quite a bit of time learning how to use Fathom in the classroom and reviewing the 2018 AP Exam FreeResponse questions.
Examples of topic include:
 A detailed look at some investigative tasks
 Simulation of sampling distributions
 The 10% condition and the finite population correction factor
 Why stratified sampling reduces variability, including strategies for choosing strata
 Why blocking adds power in experiments
 Why we divide by n1 when calculating the sample SD
 Understanding r² and the standard deviation of the residuals
 An introduction to multiple regression
 How to teach combinations of random variables
 Conditions for inference: why do we need to check them?
 Conditions for inference: what happens when they are violated?
 The t distributions  what exactly has a t distribution?
 Randomization tests and estimating pvalues using simulation
 Understanding power
 Introducing the chisquare distribution with simulation
 Inference for slope, including understanding computer output
About

Instructor: Josh Tabor

Preparation:

You will be receiving electronic copies of all of my lesson plans, chapter tests (with answer keys!), examples of projects, and many other resources.

It would be helpful to have a laptop computer, but it is not necessary.

It will be necessary, however, to bring a graphing calculator. I will be modeling instruction using a TI84, so bringing a TI83 or TI84 would be great.

You will also be receiving copies of several textbooks, so you will not need to bring any of your own.

Included:
 College Board Workshop Handbook
 Curriculum Materials and Activities
 Sample Textbooks
 Calculator & Computer Activities (Fathom, TI8X)
 Flash drive
 Lunch & Snacks

Emphasis:
 Review important topics from each of the four major content areas in AP Statistics
 Exploring Data
 Collecting Data
 Probability
 Statistical Inference
 Provide activities that help illustrate these topics
 Provide instruction and opportunities to use various types of technology, including graphing calculators and computer software
 Review the history of the AP Statistics program
 Discuss the creation of the AP Statistics exam
 Review the scoring of the 2015 AP Statistics exam in great detail
 Discuss how to start an AP Statistics program
 Discuss how to select materials for use in class
 Discuss how to recruit students
 Discuss how to assess students
 Discuss how to prepare students for the AP exam
Schedule
Monday

 Introduction
 Overview of Workshop Schedule and Materials
 Recent Developments in the AP Statistics program
 Structure and Construction of AP Statistics Exam
 Grading of the AP Statistics Exam
 Teaching and Assessment Strategies
 Preparing Students for the AP Exam
 Collecting Data
 Types of Sampling
 Bias in Sampling

Tuesday

 Collecting Data (continued)
 Observational Studies
 Experimental Design
 Current and Previous AP Questions
 Projects
 Exploring Data
 Univariate Data
 Bivariate Data
 Calculator and Computer Skills
 Current and Previous AP Questions

Wednesday

 Probability
 Rules of Probability
 Simulations
 Random Variables
 Calculator and Computer skills
 Current and Previous AP Questions
 Sampling Distributions
 Calculator and Computer skills
 Current and Previous AP Questions

Thursday

 Inference
 Confidence Intervals
 Hypothesis Tests
 Errors in Hypothesis Testing
 Using Simulation for Inference
 Calculator and Computer skills
 Current and Previous AP Questions
 Projects
