Session 3: July 23-26, 2018
Statistics$795.00 $775.00 - Early Bird
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Multiple Teachers ) College Board
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:
2. 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
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.
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)
- Unit 5: Probability Mountain Dew Simulation
Independent vs. Mutually Exclusive
FRAME graphic orgainizer
Probability Strategies Summary
- 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
- 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
- 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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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).