This AP Statistics course will highlight topics from the four basic content areas for new and less experienced statistics teachers focusing on content. We will explore activities to build statistical thinking and take a careful look at AP exam questions. There will be discussion of technology, supplemental materials, AP grading, differentiated instruction, and ideas to build your program. This is a great course to help start off teaching AP stats, plus opportunities for those looking for new ideas.
The goals of the week are:
*To establish for participants a strong understanding of the level of statistical thinking expected from students in this course.
*To provide and demonstrate activities that help deepen statistical understanding (and make the course fun!)
*To provide for participants a structure for teaching the course that will enable them to launch a successful year for their students.
Participants should bring
• Your favorite graphing calculator
• A thumb drive for extra files and goodies
Jared Derksen lives with his family in sunny Southern California. He has taught mathematics students from 7th grade through college since 1991. Beginning in 1998, he has focused on teaching AP Statistics. In the summer of 2000 he co-created a Frequently Asked Questions website for the use of the AP Statistics discussion forum. He became an AP Reader in 2004. As a content creator, he has written material for CollegeBoard/AP Central and for Casio Education. He also contributes to the Bock and Velleman series of statistics textbooks—writing and updating exercises and the teacher resources. In his free time he enjoys his family, the Dodgers, good food, and great books.