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Josh Tabor has been teaching AP Statistics since 1997, the first year the AP Statistics exam was offered. He currently teaches at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, AZ and was a top-5 finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year in 2011.
Josh has been a grader of the AP Statistics exam since 1999, a table leader from 2001–2006, and a question leader from 2007–2016. He also served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee from 2005–2009.
Josh is the co-author of The Practice of Statistics 5e, the best-selling textbook for AP Statistics, and the author of the Annotated Teacher’s Edition for The Practice of Statistics 4e and 5e. He is also the co-author of two on-level statistics textbooks: Statistical Reasoning in Sports, which introduces students to the concepts of statistical reasoning in a simulation-based, student-friendly manner and Statistics and Probability with Applications, which features short, direct lessons that make teaching and learning statistics enjoyable for both teachers and students.
Josh has been teaching one-day and week-long AP Statistics workshops for many years and enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics and learn from the experiences of workshop participants.
Welcome to the wonderful world of AP Statistics! I look forward to working with you and hope that you 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 (Describing Data, Collecting Data, Probability, and Inference), provide activities that help illustrate these topics, and provide instruction and opportunities to use various types of technology. We will also discuss the creation of the AP Statistics exam and review the scoring of the 2017 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-84 would be great. You will also be receiving copies of several textbooks, so you will not need to bring any of your own.