Monthly Archives: May 2013

Statistics, Sports and School: Preliminary Research

Now that AP classes are done and the school year is starting to end,  I can now shift some hours in the day towards my “Statistics, Sports, and School”  course. Here’s on my To Do List in the next two … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Originally posted on Learn and Teach Statistics and Operations Research:
Pedagogical content knowledge for Statistics Pedagogical content knowledge means knowing how to teach a specific subject, discipline or context. There is a school of thought that the skill of teaching…

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Possible solutions, version 2: AP Statistics 2013 Free Response

Possible Solutions to the 2013 AP Statistics Free Response questions  have been updated.  This new version fixes a couple of wording/  typo issues, and provides a correct solution to #3 (Thanks to the AP Stats teachers at AP Central and … Continue reading

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Possible Solutions 2013 AP Statistics Free Response questions. Try #1

Every year I like to take a stab at the publicly released FR questions for the AP Statistics exam.  I have attached by attempts at these questions.  Please read them,  critique them, provide more elegant answers, rip them apart.  As … Continue reading

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Prepping for the 2013 AP Stats test: common student errors, Part 3

Wrapping up:  Common errors by students for the last two FR questions for our end-of-year assignment. Question 5: In this question,we wanted students to construct correct hypotheses for a test,  state/ compute the correct test statistic,  and make an appropriate decision … Continue reading

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Prepping for the 2013 AP Stats test: common student errors, Part 2

Ok:   two more questions to break down. Question 3:The goal of this question was to identify the correct methods to compute different probabilities in a situation.  Students need to select the correct probability model for computing probabilities:  a normal … Continue reading

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Prepping for the 2013 AP Stats test: common student errors Part 1

At my school, we gave our AP Statistics students a final assignment (notice I don’t quite say assessment) to help them prepare for the 2013 AP Statistics exam on May 10.  This was not an attempt to replicate an actual … Continue reading

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