Statistics Agenda

This four day workshop will consist of lectures, simulations, hands-on activities, videos, sharing (best practices), questions and answers, testing strategies, and a “mock” reading session of the Free Response questions. We will also work on setting up your AP program for next year.

The schedule will be flexible.  We’ll try to stay on topic as much as possible, but since the four days’ foci are interrelated, we may find ourselves delving into areas not originally scheduled.  So much the better.  Linkage among topics is very important.  Be prepared to ask questions, share musings, and pose “what ifs?”  We’ll be very free flowing.

We hope to have textbooks and other course materials from various publishers to give to each participant. There will be “giveaway” items as well.  I look forward to meeting you in June!!!

***Please bring copies of your favorite activity to share with everyone***

***Bring your graphing calculator***

 

Day 1:

  • Review logistics and daily schedule for the site.
  • Introductions of all participants, goals, expectations for the week.
  • Handouts and textbooks distributed, supplements will be discussed during the week.
  • Discussion of AP Review Books will also be discussed during the week.

Topic for the Day:  Exploring Data

  • Interpreting graphical displays and distributions of univariate data
  • Summarizing distributions of univariate data
  • Comparing distributions of univariate data (plot types)
  • Univariate Group Activity (how do we do this in our classes?)
  • AP Exam questions—mock grading activity
  • Sharing best practices
  • Graphing Calculator Applications
  • Textbooks? Which one to use??
  • Recruiting, who belongs in AP Stats?

Day 2:

Debrief Day 1, questions and answers

Topic for the Day: Planning a Study (Design) and Intro. to Probability

  • Methods of Data Collection
  • Planning and conducting surveys and experiments
  • Probability (general probability rules)
  • Random Variables—tips and techniques for good student understanding.
  • Normal Distributions
  • Videos and Activities
  • AP Exam questions—Mock Grading activity
  • Sharing best practices on this topic
  • Group problem solving and presentation
  • Graphing calculator applications

 

Day 3:

Debrief Day 2, questions and answers

Topic for the Day: Inference (means, proportions, Chi-square)

  • Confidence Intervals (M&M lab…one of my favorites)
  • Significance Tests (4-step method….a must for all)
  • Special cases
  • Sampling Distributions—why this is SO important for the course.
  • Videos and Activities
  • AP Exam questions—Mock grading activity
  • Sharing best practices on this topic
  • Group Problem Solving and presentation
  • Graphing calculator applications
  • Preparing students for the AP Exam
  • Planning a great course

 

Day 4:

Debrief Day 3, questions and answers

Topic for the Day: Bivariate Data, Regressions, and Inference for Regression

  • Exploring bivariate data, correlations, scatterplots
  • Regression basics, residuals
  • Transformations
  • Inference for slope of the regression line
  • Videos and activities
  • AP Exam questions—Mock Grading Activity
  • Sharing best practices of this topic
  • Graphing calculator applications
  • Finishing Regression techniques—modeling
  • Test taking techniques
  • Questions from YOU
  • Is there life after the AP exam
  • Closing: Certificates, Evaluations, Planning, Staying in touch

 

 

 

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