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PHOENIX DESERT AP* SUMMER INSTITUTE
TUCSON SESSION
STATISTICS
JOSH TABOR, 
College Board* Consultant

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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 (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 2013 AP* Statistics exam in great detail.  Finally, we will discuss how to start an AP* Statistics program, how to select materials for use in the 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! 
INSTITUTE OVERVIEW
INSTITUTE PREPARATION
You will be receiving a CD with all of my lesson plans, tests (with answer keys!), worksheets, 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.
CLASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday:
Introduction:
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
Observational Studies
Experimental Design
Current and Previous AP* Questions
Projects

Thursday:
Exploring Data:
Univariate Data
Bivariate Data
Calculator and Computer Skills
Current and Previous AP* Questions

Probability:
Rules of Probability
Simulations
Random Variables
Calculator and Computer skills
Current and Previous AP* Questions

Friday and Saturday:

Probability:
Sampling Distributions
Calculator and Computer skills
Current and Previous AP* Questions

Inference:
Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Tests
Errors in Hypothesis Testing
Using Simulation for Inference
Calculator and Computer skills
Current and Previous AP* Questions
Projects