# Tag Archives: statistics

## 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

## 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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## 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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## “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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## PCMI 2012: Data Group Results

Well,   It’s been a bit  too long since PCMI Ended:   I promised to follow up on the work that the working group at PCMI did in  Reasoning with Data and Chance . You can find the abstracts of their … Continue reading

## PCMI 2012: Experiments with our Data Group

This will be my seventh and final year with the Secondary School Teachers’ Program (SSTP) at the Park City Mathematics Institute. It has been the most transformative and influential professional development experience of my career. I was a participant for three … 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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