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Lee Kucera

Lee Kucera, Ph.D., has been a Lecturer at UC Irvine for Statistics 7, an undergraduate intro course comparable to AP Statistics for eight years. She retired as the mathematics department chair at Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, CA, where she taught AP Statistics and IB Math Studies. She continued to teach AP Statistics part-time at three Capistrano Unified high schools after retirement for three years. She taught AP Statistics and has served as a grader since the course’s inception in 1996-97 and including the 2020 and 2021 “Distributed Readings”, and back in-person in 2022. She has been a College Board consultant since 2001, presenting both weekend workshops and summer institutes throughout the United States and internationally.

She reviews Statistics textbooks and AP Statistics review materials for several major publishers, Kahn Academy, and AP Central. She wrote curriculum materials for Texas Instruments for use with their graphing calculators and recently revised the graphing calculator supplement for the 6th edition of Stats, Modeling the World. She is a member of the American Statistical Association and has had students enter and win both local and national recognition in their student competitions. She helped run the annual AP Statistics Student Poster Competition of her local ASA chapter for many years.

Lee enjoys traveling (when we’re not in a pandemic), reading, spending time at the beach with her daughter (an AP Econ and APUSH teacher) and 6-year-old granddaughter. She is also an active volunteer at the Assistance League in Laguna Beach, sings in her church choir. and is a T3 Regional Instructor.

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Course Description: The AP Statistics session is designed for beginning as well as experienced teachers; it will prepare new teachers to develop and present an effective AP Statistics program and help more experienced AP teachers refine and improve upon their existing statistics teaching skills. Over the course of this institute we will discuss:
1. Topics included in the AP Statistics Course and Exam Description (C.E.D.) – review of content plus activities and other suggestions for teaching the content
2. Graphing Calculator usage; statistical software for AP Statistics
3. Teaching styles/strategies
4. Textbooks, websites and other resources for AP teachers
5. The AP exam format, exam preparation and scoring

Instructional formats will include presentations, activities, group discussions, problem-solving sets and more.

Special Instructions:
Participants are asked to bring information about their course textbook, calculators, and any software used. They will need a TI-84+ or TI-Nspire graphing calculator, a laptop computer and printer, and writing materials. College Board materials will be provided by the Institute and participants will have access to online materials from the consultant.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions of concerns about the course, please contact me at: or 949-422-7567