# Tag Archives: formative assessment

## Statistics, Sports and School (SSS): “The Choke”

It’s time for the designing process for “SSS” to begin. I’ve been both excited and scared to start constructing a course in “sports research”  since it got approved about six months ago.  Since then, I’ve been attending conferences on undergraduate … Continue reading

## 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

## Afterthoughts: MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Well, that was an eventful two days at the 2013 MIT SSAC.  I blogged about this repeatedly in previous posts.  As a teacher of statistics, what lessons will I take home from this event? Where do I go from here?  Take … Continue reading

## November 12: A day in the Life of a math/stats teacher

The following  stream-of-consciousness account is part of the “A Day on the Life of a Math Educator”  blogging initiative. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. 5:47 am:   I’m up! I have a lot to do today. I’ve … Continue reading

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## Stats, Gangnam Style: YouTube, Assessment, Surprises

My school year is  well underway !  I’m teaching three sections of AP Statistics,  two sections of Precalculus, and working on a new  sports research course  “Sports, Stats, and School.”  With nearly 50 students in AP Statistics,  I’m finding it … Continue reading

## Sept 26th: Why I’m not posting

Hey Blogosphere, I haven’t posted in a while.   The first few weeks are in full swing, and that’s been my top priority.  As much as I love the feedback and sharing that occurs from posting, I haven’t  Why?   … Continue reading

## My Goal this year: Making homework work for seniors.

This year, I  will teach two sections of AP Statistics, as I have since 1997.   I feel confident in providing good activities for kids, setting appropriate standards for the students I teach, modeling the kind of writing/ reading/ thinking … Continue reading

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## PCMI: what is it all about?

You may be hearing a lot about PCMI from me and other bloggers.  What is PCMI?  The Secondary School Teachers program at PCMI  is the deepest, most transformative professional development experience I’ve ever seen for math teachers. Seriously.  Imagine 3 weeks … Continue reading

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