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About roughlynormal

I have been a math/statistics teacher for 25 years. I currently teach at an independent school in southern California. I also coach teaching fellows for Math for America - Los Angeles chapter. I love my career, my colleagues, and my friends & family.

Takeaway #1 from #NCTM2019: Equitable teaching practices.

This is my first post in a LOONG time.  It’s been quite a year. Without getting too detailed: I left my last school (after 18 years) to help build a mathematics program at a new school. I love this new … Continue reading

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Twitter Math Camp 2017: “I want to cultivate a relationship with you.”

I’m back home in West Hollywood, enjoying coffee and recovering from a wonderful week at  Twitter Math Camp 2017. What the hell is Twitter Math Camp (TMC)? Well, it’s a get-together of kindred spirits who have connected over the years … Continue reading

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Possible Solutions: 2017 AP Statistics Free Response Questions

Hi Colleagues, After the AP Statistics Exam questions have been released, I put out my own solutions and invite feedback, other approaches, and questions. Nothing official in these solutions: I have taught AP Statistics for 21 years, and I have … Continue reading

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AP Statistics Exam, Free Response Questions: Any patterns?

The free response questions for the AP Statistics exam are sometimes hard to predict.  What trends do exist? Here is A graph relating AP Free response question Number vs.  Chapter in the  5th Edition of The Practice of Statistics. 1:  … Continue reading

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Smelling Like Data Science

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Originally posted on A Best-Case Scenario:
(Adapted from a panel after-dinner talk for the in the opening session to DSET 2017) Nobody knows what data science is, but it permeates our lives, and it’s increasingly clear that understanding data science, and…

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The Lesson of Grace in Teaching

Yes, I’ve started a new blog.  The platform here at WordPress seems to be nicer and more versatile.  I’ll be blogging here from now on. However, my first blog post was at Blogger, becau… Source: The Lesson of Grace in … Continue reading

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My Possible Solutions: 2016 AP Statistics Free Response Questions

Possible responses to the 2016 AP Statistics Free Resposne questions, draft #1. You can access the questions here. Note: I construct these as a service for both students and teachers to start discussions. There is nothing “official” about these solutions. … Continue reading

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