Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Do you give your students a questionnaire at the beginning of the school year? I've been giving one every year since I started teaching but it changes from year to year. Some questions I ask to gather information I need about my students, some are to get to know my students a little bit, and some are just for fun. The past couple of years, some of the questions I ask are to gather data that I then use in aggregate in my AP Statistics class activities.
Here are some of the things I've been asking my students...
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
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
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
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."