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**Student Questionnaire**

Do you give your students a questionnaire at the beginning of the school year? I've been giving one every year since I started teaching but it changes from year to year. Some questions I ask to gather information I need about my students, some are to get to...

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**Building Support Communities for Statistics Educators**

It's been a week since I returned home from Japan and I think I am finally recovered from the jet lag. At least, I hope I am. I spent a couple of days in Tokyo, then took the Shinkansen to Kyoto for the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (...

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**Fake Data**

This year my math department focused on student engagement in our professional development meetings. My AP Statistics colleagues (Doug Shuman and Alexandra Brennan) and I developed this activity for the 𝜒² unit as a result and the three of us implemented i...

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**The Final AP Stats Power Quiz**

As a way to review for the AP Stats exam, I have my students do a series of power quizzes* (5 multiple choice questions) in the weeks leading up the exam date (either individually or in groups). This is common practice in my department. A colleague of mine ...

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Elisa Lopez and I made a time plot re Life Expectancy at Birth in Haiti from 2000 to 2015. What happened in 2010? An earthquake.

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**Common Core Algebra II: Students' Heights**

Patrick Honner does a wonderful Regents recap over on his blog. In today's post, he discusses this statistics question from the June 2017 NYS Algebra II Regents exam. I started this as a comment on his post, but it of course got a little too out of hand for...

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**Video: Random Sampling**

Pew Research Center has just launched Methods 101 , "a new occasional video series dedicated to explaining and educating the public about the basic methods we use to conduct our survey research." The first video [below] answers the question: "How can a surv...

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**Statistical Distributions**

Which one doesn't belong? Last week, I asked my students on their homework assignment: How are the t-distributions similar to the 𝜒² distributions? A. The shape is right-skewed. B. The values are non-negative. C. The tests are only right-tailed. D. The par...

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**Total Amount of Skittles: Fixed or Variable?**

Today, I read a great post from Dan Meyer talking about a 3-Act lesson he did in an elementary school having students estimate the total number of Skittles in a jar. A statement he made got me thinking about the variability or fixed nature of the total. Her...

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