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 weeks:
1. Play Strat O Matic! It’s a game where you use individual player statistics to replicate a game play by play. I got versions for MLB baseball, NBA Basketball, and NFL Football. It should be coming in the mail tomorrow! I think the game will be a great way to help kids understand the ideas of repeated sampling, probability, The great Statistics Teacher / Professor Jim Albert has some great chapters on how to use Strat O Matic to understand the statistical process. More on this later.
2. Start Getting Through my reading list. Here are my first two:
Scorecasting, by Tobias Moskowits and l. Jon Werthiem This is providing me with some ideas of great research questions to pursue at the High school level
Read our companion textbook: Statistical Reasoning in Sports, By Josh Tabor and Christine Franklin. I have had the pleasure of learning from both of them as an AP Statistics grader over the past 7 years.
Stay Tuned: I will have a LOT to share very soon.