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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…

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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PDEs Course Design (Part 5): Inclusion and Excellence

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Possible Solutions, 2015 AP Statistics free response questions, Draft 2

Hi Colleagues!   Thanks for the edit suggestions.  Most edits were typos and cleaning up details.  Here is draft #2:  Possible Solutions 2015 AP FRQ I welcome any critiques, alternate solutions, questions or criticism.

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Possible Solutions to 2015 AP Statistics Exam questions, draft 1

Hi Colleagues!  Well, here’s my first draft of possible solutions.  You can access the questions here at AP Central. Disclaimer: 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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2015 AP Statistics questions released! Stay Tuned.

Hi colleagues,  The questions were just released. You can get them here! Upon first glance, many of them seem very simple, but I can see that students will need a high level or precision in their language to give convincing, … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned: My attempts at 2015 AP Statistics Free Response solutions coming soon!

Hi Colleagues, It’s time to dust off this blog!  It’s been a VERY busy year, and most of my work / correspondence has happened off-site.  But I am looking forward to reviving my blog this summer. To get me off … Continue reading

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2014 FR questions, AP Statsitics Exam. MY REVISED first attempt at solutions.

Hi all: I just worked through the 2014 AP Statistics Free response questions, which are publicly available here.  My attempts at solutions can be found here .   Possible Free response solutions 2014 frq,  Second Draft! Those were my first attempt.  Thanks … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned: attempts at solutions, 2014 AP Statistics Free Response coming soon !

Hi all! this Friday, about 180,000 students will take the AP Statistics exam.  Typically,  the College Board releases Free Response questions to the public 48 hours after the administration of the exam.  As soon as I can access the questions … Continue reading

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SSAC 14: What does it take to call a strike?

Have you ever thought that umpires are a bit too willing to call strikes when the count is 3-0?  Or, perhaps, you’ve noticed that umpires rarely call strikes when the count is 0-2?  In this very clear paper,  Etan Green … Continue reading

SSAc 2014: Baseball Analytics: The Next Frontier

I chose to attend this because it featured Nate Silver.  I am anxiously awaiting the new fivethiryeight.com, and hoped that some spoilers/ previews would leak out form the conversation: No dice. This was one of the only sports panels I … Continue reading

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SSAC 14: 10,000 Hours vs. The Sports Gene: A conversation with Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein

This debate/ panel discussion was one of the highlights of the conference for me. Both were wickedly bright, thoughtful authors who fleshed out compelling arguments for their side.  As many readers of Malcolm Gladwell know, he is known best for … Continue reading

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SSAC: Teaching the Next Generation of Sports Analysts

MY take on the session:  I was grateful that there was at least some interest in thinking about how to teach sports analytics. The field is extremely new in academia, and currently has no real “core:”  It’s a multidisciplinary field; … Continue reading

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SSAC: The Hot hand: A new approach to an old “fallacy.”

So thanks to my wonderful school, I was given another opportunity to attend the MIT / Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  This year, I am spending most of the first day attending research papers. Whle the panel discussions definitely have some … Continue reading

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Statistics, Sports and School: It’s On!

Hi all: Well, “Statistics, Sports and School” is underway. This post is an place to learn more about the course without me jabbering on too long.  Here are some useful files. Syllabus for SSS 2013_2014 The student Blog for “Statistics … Continue reading

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