# Tag Archives: questions

## SSS Research: Card Flipping experiment, part 1

One of the important parts of my “Statistics Sports and School (SSS)” course will involve students creating a research question that can be answered with data collection, and designing a plan to properly collect data.  Anybody who has taught statistics … Continue reading

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## 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

## 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 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

## MIT SSAC 2013: True Performance and the Science of Randomness

Time for another all-star panel.   Plus, hopefully, some real mathematics/statistics.   Our Moderator is Daryl Morey, GM of the Houston Rockets. He reminds me of Chris Farley on SNL.  Except he’s a GM of a major sports team.   Stars … Continue reading

## “Statistics, Sports and School,” Part 3: beginning research

I’ve started my research for my “Statistics, Sports, and School”  course.  I’ve talked about it here  and here in the past.   Here’s a synopsis of my research so far:    I attended the Joint MAA/AMS Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. … Continue reading

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## “Statistics, Sports, and School,” Part 2: It’s a Go!…Now what ?

Earlier this year I posted about a new course proposal entitled “Stats, Sports, and School.”   My proposal was accepted!   This means that I will be preparing for this course until it launches August 2013.   Now the Hard Work … Continue reading

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## 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, Sports and School:” A new adventure beyond AP Statistics

I’ve been teaching AP Statistics since the 1996-1997 school year, the first year the exam was offered by the College Board.  If you’ve never seen / experienced the course as a teacher or student, check it out.  I had always … Continue reading

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## Responses to the Plinko Applet “From Cool to Useful #1:”

Thanks for the responses to my previous blog post, where responses can be read.   I was  surprised at the diversity  of responses and ideas with the Plinko applet.  I also appreciated the feedback from others who suggested ways that this … Continue reading