Monday, May 14, 2018

The Final AP Stats Power Quiz

As a way to review for the AP Stats exam, I have my students do a series of power quizzes* (5 multiple choice questions) in the weeks leading up the exam date (either individually or in groups). This is common practice in my department. A colleague of mine also does a final power quiz the day before the AP exam. I loved the idea so much that I decided to use this inspiration to come up with my own final power quiz for my AP Stats students.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Common Core Algebra II: Students' Heights


Patrick Honner does a wonderful Regents recap over on his blog. In today's post, he discusses this statistics question from the June 2017 NYS Algebra II Regents exam. I started this as a comment on his post, but it of course got a little too out of hand for a comment.

So here is my response. These are the many things I dislike about question 15 and how I would make it better.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Video: Random Sampling


Pew Research Center has just launched Methods 101, "a new occasional video series dedicated to explaining and educating the public about the basic methods we use to conduct our survey research."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Total Amount of Skittles: Fixed or Variable?

Today, I read a great post from Dan Meyer talking about a 3-Act lesson he did in an elementary school having students estimate the total number of Skittles in a jar. A statement he made got me thinking about the variability or fixed nature of the total.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Common Core Algebra II: A Truckload of Oranges?

Can someone please explain to me WTH "The Orange" question (#26) from the January 2017 Common Core Algebra II Regents was asking?

This question is... just, wow. Where do I even begin?