APSI: AP Statistics for New Teachers, Week 1

AP Statistics is a course designed for teachers who would like teaching strategies, methods and materials on how to prepare students for success in Advanced Placement Statistics.

Lovett Hall at Rice University with sunshine

During this week, participants will learn how to introduce challenging concepts utilizing a variety of activities and integrate technology and the internet for a more interactive classroom. In addition, teachers will collaborate together on discovery lessons, learn techniques to help students improve their technical writing, and to assess student work to prepare students for AP rigor.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CCR42772 Kay Kubena On-campus 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Instructor: Kay Kubena

Kay Kubena received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice Univesity in 1984 and her Masters in Math Education from the University of Houston in 1989.  She currently teaches AP Statistics and PAP Precalculus at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas, as well as serving as math department chairperson.  During her 31 year teaching career, she has taught just about every math course from Algebra 1 to BC Calculus, along with AP Computer Science.  She believes in a very high energy, hands on, activity based approach to create engaging and challenging lessons at every level of math instruction. In 2013, she won Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Houston Independent School District and was also a finalist for Region IV Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas.  Mrs. Kubena is a master teacher for the Rice University School Mathematics Project, providing quality mathematics professional development to teachers in the Houston area.  She is also a College Board consultant, offering training in PAP mathematics and AP Statistics. She is married to Brian Kubena and has two daughters, all Rice graduates.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 13, 2018

Schedule: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Length: Tuesday-Friday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $555 Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

Early Registration: $505 if registering by April 9

Late Registration: $605 if registering after June 25

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 30

Unit 1: Exploring and Understanding Data

  • Displaying and Describing Categorical Data
  • Displaying and Summarizing Quantitative Data
  • Comparing Distributions
  • Ogive
  • Math Transformations of Statistics
  • Normal Model

Unit 2: Exploring Relationships Between Variables

  • Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation
  • Linear Regression Templates
  • Computer Output
  • Re-expressing Data

Unit 3: Gathering Data

  • Simulation
  • Sampling
  • Experimental Design

Unit 4: Randomness and Probability

  • Basic Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Probability Models
  • Sampling Distributions

Unit 5: Experimental Design

Unit 6: Inference

  • Confidence Intervals for Proportions
  • Testing Hypotheses about Proportions
  • Confidence Intervals for Means
  • Testing Hypotheses for Means
  • Error
  • Chi Square Tests
  • Inference for Regression

AP Exam Review


  • Laptop
  • Smart Phone
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Jump drive or active drop box account