Statistics July 8 – July 12
This institute will provide an overview of the AP* Statistics course, including an analysis of the course content and discussion of the instructional emphasis. Participants will use activities that help students construct knowledge in the four major areas:
- Exploring Data―observing patterns and departures from patterns;
- Planning a Study―deciding what and how to measure; Anticipating
- Patterns―producing models using probability; and
- Statistical Inference―investigations that can be adopted for immediate use with students.
The use of videos, projects and laboratories will be discussed, as well as available resources―books, websites, calculators, software and multimedia packages―to enhance teaching and learning. An analysis of the scoring standards of the AP* exam will include applications of grading rubrics to free response questions. The graphing calculator used for demonstrations will be the TI 84.
Teacher of AP* Calculus for 19 years and AP* Statistics for nine years at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; former member (twice!) of the AP* Statistics Test Development Committee, question leader and table leader for AP* Statistics; Educational Testing Service (ETS) consultant for AP* Statistics nationwide; Educational Testing Service (ETS) consultant for AP* Statistics nationwide; AP* Statistics Community moderator; currently teaching statistics and experimental design at Grinnell College.
"Chris was a fantastic instructor and provided us with fun activities and resources. He shared his experiences with us and made each day both informative and exciting. I feel prepared to teach statistics, and Chris andmy classmates have really helped me get my game on."
– Jessica Ng, I.S. 187, Brooklyn, NY
"Excellent source of information about the AP course and AP test. Received a lot of resources."
– Rebecca Gattoni, Ridgewood High School, Old Tappan, NJ
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