Sep 24, 20194 minMy Favorite QuestionA blog post from former AP Statistics Chief Reader Allan Rossman from his blog Ask Good Questions.
May 26, 20192 minA New Formula Sheet for the AP Statistics ExamRecently, College Board released the new Course and Exam Description, a 263 page document that clearly outlines the content expectations...
Feb 20, 20192 minWhat's New from College Board for AP Statistics in 2019-2020The College Board has recently announced some changes for AP Statistics for next school year. They also released a short video...
Feb 10, 20191 minSneak Peek of the 2021 Stats Medic AP Exam Review CourseThe 2021 AP Stats Exam Review Course launches February 1, 2021, and the countdown to the AP Exam starts! We've made this year's course...
Oct 31, 20183 minWhy Teach Using the Experience First, Formalize Later model?In our previous post, we explained how we implement the Experience First, Formalize Later model in the classroom. In this post, we dig...
Oct 30, 20183 minExperience First, Formalize Later (EFFL)Several years ago, the Stats Medic created a new on-level Stats course targeted toward Seniors at East Kentwood High School. We wanted...
Oct 9, 20182 minStratified Random Sample vs Cluster SampleFor starters, students need to understand the most fundamental idea of good sampling: the simple random sample (SRS). Hopefully you used...
Jun 14, 20172 minWhy Isn’t Bias Accounted for by the Margin of Error?When teaching confidence intervals, we talk about how bias is not accounted for by the margin of error. Seems easy enough to me, so when...
May 10, 20171 minPredictions for the 2017 AP Statistics ExamToday in class, I made my predictions for the 2017 AP Statistics Exam. I am confident that some will be right and I am most certainly...
Apr 9, 20172 minNCTM Annual Conference 2017: Build the Story of InferenceWe spent the last four days in beautiful San Antonio learning from many great stats educators (thanks Doug, Josh, and others) and eating...
Mar 9, 20172 minWhy Do We Standardize Normal Distributions?What happens when a distribution is standardized? Let’s take a look at an example. Here is a distribution of test scores and the...
Feb 8, 20171 minApplebees vs. Starbucks “OR”There are times in statistics when we have to fight the English language because we need a more specific and precise definition of the...
Dec 10, 20163 minHow to Write a Great Test for AP StatisticsUse the same format as the AP Exam The AP Statistics Exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and 6 free response questions....
Dec 10, 20164 minHow to Grade Your AP (Statistics) TestsYou have written a great test. Now it is time to grade it. Grade them the same day and return them the next day Remember back to your...
Dec 8, 20163 minThe AP Statistics Exam is Doing it RightAfter spending over 50 hours this past summer grading the 2016 AP Statistics Exam, I have some new thoughts about standardized testing. I...
Dec 7, 20162 minGraphing Calculators are the New Slide RuleFancy calculators allow our statistics students to do a whole lot of statistics that would be very tedious to do by hand. Unfortunately...
Oct 21, 20161 minA Statistics Class Without CalculatorsIn another post, we argued for the use of applets instead of graphing calculators in order to buy us more time for developing deep...