This workshop covers the four major content areas of AP Statistics: exploratory data analysis, data collection, probability, and statistical inference. It will provide AP Statistics instructors with insights into the material and will introduce techniques for presenting the ideas with which students struggle the most. Recent exam questions will be analyzed to give instructors a better understanding of the emphasis and expectations found in the course.
The workshop layout will be flexible, providing opportunities for discussions of requested topics.
Bob Smidt (Ph.D. Wyoming, M.S. Rutgers, B.S. Manhattan) is professor emeritus and former chair of the Statistics Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he was named Distinguished Faculty (a teaching award). He has taught Statistics at four colleges, two junior colleges, an Air Force Base, and a prison (a captive audience). He has been a question leader, table leader, and reader for the AP Statistics exam and has presented over twenty one-day and thirty-four week-long workshops to AP Statistics high school teachers around the country. He has broad statistical consulting experience and has contributed articles to a variety of journals.