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# 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

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## 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

## 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

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## 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

## From Cool to Helpful, #1: The Plinko Applet

So I have been reading some of Dan Meyer‘s series of “What can you do with this” posts. Cool Stuff, to be sure. My efforts will be less ambitious, but still helpful, I hope. If you don’t live under … Continue reading

## Hello world!

Hi Blogosphere! I have finally been persuaded to start a weblog regarding my thoughts and reactions to things I encounter as a teacher and working with other math teachers. And other stuff too. I teach statistics and math at a … Continue reading