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Josh Tabor has been teaching AP® Statistics since 1996-97, the first year the AP® Statistics exam was offered. He currently teaches at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, AZ. and was recently named a finalist in the 2011 Arizona Teacher of the Year competition.

Josh has been a grader of the AP® Statistics exam since 1999, a table leader from 2001-2006, and a question leader from 2007-2012.  He has also served on the AP® Statistics Test Development Committee from 2005-2009.

Josh is also the author of two books published by W.H. Freeman: Statistical Reasoning in Sports (January 2012) and the Annotated Teacher's Edition for the 4th edition of The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore and Starnes (January 2011).

He has been teaching week long summer workshops for many years all over the country and really enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics as well as learn from the experienced of workshop participants.
Welcome to the wonderful world of AP® Statistics! I am looking forward to working with all of you and hope that you will leave feeling prepared and excited about the opportunity to teach AP® Statistics.  
My goals are to review important topics from each of the four major content areas in AP® Statistics (Exploring Data, Collecting Data, Probability, and Statistical Inference), provide activities that help illustrate these topics, and provide instruction and opportunities to use various types of technology, including graphing calculators and computer software. Also, we will review the history of the AP® Statistics program, discuss the creation of the AP® Statistics exam, and review the scoring of the 2015 AP® Statistics exam in great detail. Finally, we will discuss how to start an AP® Statistics program, how to select materials for use in class, how to recruit students, how to assess students, how to prepare students for the AP® exam, and of course, anything else that participants want to know!

You will be receiving electronic copies of all of my lesson plans, chapter tests (with answer keys!), examples of projects, and many other resources. It would be helpful to have a laptop computer, but it is not necessary. It will be necessary, however, to bring a graphing calculator. I will be modeling instruction using a TI-84, so bringing a TI-83 or TI-84 would be great. You will also be receiving copies of several textbooks, so you will not need to bring any of your own.  

    •The History and Growth of AP® Statistics, including Recent Developments
    •Overview of Workshop Schedule and Materials
    •Resources for Starting an AP® Statistics Program
    • Structure and Construction of AP® Statistics Exam
    •Grading of the AP® Statistics Exam
    •AP® Audit
    •Teaching and Assessment Strategies
    •Preparing Students for the AP® Exam

Collecting Data:
    •Types of Sampling
    •Bias in Sampling


Collecting Data:
    •Observational Studies
    •Experimental Design
    •Current and Previous AP® Questions
Exploring Data:
    •Univariate Data
    •Bivariate Data
    •Calculator and Computer Skills
    •Current and Previous AP® Questions

    •Rules of Probability
    •Random Variables
    •Calculator and Computer skills
    •Current and Previous AP® Questions
    •Sampling Distributions
    •Calculator and Computer skills
    •Current and Previous AP® Questions

    •Confidence Intervals
    •Hypothesis Tests
    •Errors in Hypothesis Testing
    •Using Simulation for Inference
    •Calculator and Computer skills
    •Current and Previous AP® Questions