Statistics (math 1265)
This workshop covers the four major content areas of AP* Statistics: exploratory data analysis, data collection, probability, and statistical inference. It will provide AP* Statistics instructors with insights into the material and will introduce techniques for presenting the ideas with which students struggle the most. Recent exam questions will be analyzed to give instructors a better understanding of the emphasis and expectations found in the course. The workshop layout will be flexible, providing opportunities for discussions of requested topics.
Topics will include the following:
- Investigation of important ideas from the four major content areas:
- Exploratory Data Analysis
- Data Collection
- Statistical Inference
- Consideration of:
- Concepts that are particularly difficult for students.
- Teaching strategies and lecture suggestions.
- Approaches for taking the AP* Statistics exam.
- Examination of:
- The content of the 2012 AP* Statistics exam.
- Interesting and pedagogically useful questions from old exams.
Register for the 2013 Statistics workshop online. -Register now with a credit card.
Bob Smidt (Ph.D. Wyoming, M.S. Rutgers, B.S. Manhattan) is professor and chair of the Statistics Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he was named a Distinguished Faculty (a teaching award). He has taught Statistics at four colleges, two junior colleges, an Air Force Base, and a prison (a captive audience). He has been a question leader, table leader, and reader for the AP* Statistics exam and has presented one-day and week-long workshops to AP* Statistics high school teachers. He has broad statistical consulting experience and has contributed articles to a variety of journals.