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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

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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

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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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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

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Dear Santa: I want great online data software.

As the final days of the summer wind down for me,   I am starting the “prep time”  that all teachers go through before classes start. I get very ambitious and idealistic, and try to stay that way for as … Continue reading

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