Session 3: July 23-26, 2018


$795.00 $775.00 - Early Bird

Course Description

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.

Agenda for the week:

1.    Introductions
2.    General Course Information and Resources
3.    Content
•    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

4.    Questions/Work Time

Goals for the week:
•    Participants will be exposed to relevant resources and instructional strategies that can enhance the quality of their AP Statistics course.
•    Participants will actively participate in activities that develop deeper understanding of statistical concepts.
•    Participants will learn about the format, content, rubric, and grading of the AP Statistics Exam.
•    Participants will have a better understanding of sampling distributions and inference.

Day 1:  

General Course Information and Resources, Content Specifications    

AP Course Audit, Textbooks ,Resources    

  • Unit 1: Exploring Data    Baseball's Greatest Home Run Hitter    
  • Unit 2: Modeling Distributions of Data    Am I Normal?    
  • Unit 3: Describing Relationships    Giselle Scores    Guess the Correlation    
  • Unit 4: Designing Studies and Experiments    The Gettysburg Problem    13 MC   The River Problem    Observation Study or Experiment (vocab)    

Day 2:    

  • Unit 5: Probability    Mountain Dew Simulation    

          Independent vs. Mutually Exclusive    
          FRAME graphic orgainizer    
          Probability Strategies Summary    
          Venn Diagrams    

  • Unit 6: Random Variables    Rules for Mean/Variance    

          Normal Distributions Review    
          One Does Not Simply Add Standard Deviations    
          Geometric Distributions (optional)    

  • Unit 7: Sampling Distributions    What is a Sampling Distribution?    

          German Tank Problem    
          CLT Pennies Lab    
          Formula Review Sheet    

  • Unit 8: One Sample Confidence Intervals    Guess the Mystery Mean (midterm scores)    

          Hershey's Kiss Activity    14 MC Bonus Examples    


 Day 3:    

  • Unit 9: One Sample Significance Tests    What is a P-value?    
  • Unit 10: Two Sample Inference    Who Has a Better Garden?     Is Yawning Contagious?    Does Polyester Decay?    
  • AP Exam Rubric Training    Combined with experienced AP    

Day 4:

  • Unit 11: Chi Square Tests    Skittles Activity    Wisconsin Fast Plants    
  • Unit 12: More About Regression    Does Seat Location Matter?    13 MC

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About the Instructor: Luke Wilcox


Luke Wilcox is a math teacher and department chairperson at East Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Michigan. He has written questions for the AP Statistics exam and has been an AP Exam Reader for the past three years. His AP Statistics students have consistently outperformed national averages with a 99% pass rate over the past ten years. He recently met President Obama as he was recognized for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).