Statistics

AP Summer Institutes at Woodward Academy

June 5‐8

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.

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Daily Schedule

Monday
  • 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
Tuesday
  • About the AP Exam
  • Exploring Data: analyzing relationships between two categorical or quantitative variables
  • Course planning and implementation
  • Probability and random variables
Wednesday
  • Sampling distributions
  • Confidence intervals
  • Using technology effectively: calculators, applets, and software
  • Significance tests and decision-making
Thursday
  • Comparing two groups or populations
  • AP exam preparation
  • Inference about relationships between two categorical or two quantitative variables
  • Random raffle, evaluations, and farewell

July 17‐20

This course is targeted at teachers new to AP Statistics.

Teachers interested in a more advanced course, click here or scroll down.

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.

About

Schedule

July 17‐20

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 re-energized about the opportunity to teach AP Statistics! Some of my goals for this workshop include: Provide activities that help illustrate important topics; Provide instruction and opportunities to use various types of technology; Review the 2017 AP Exam; and Investigate many of the "tough" topics in the AP Statistics course, including some topics just beyond the AP curriculum, such as:

About

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
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