The AP Statistics session is designed for beginning as well as experienced teachers; it will prepare new teachers to develop and present an effective AP Statistics program and help more experienced AP teachers refine and improve upon their existing statistics skills. Over the course of this institute we will discuss:
1. Topics included in the AP curriculum – review of content plus activities and other suggestions for teaching the content
2. Graphing Calculator usage; statistical software for AP Statistics
3. Teaching styles/strategies
4. Textbooks/publishers and other resources for AP teachers
5. The AP exam format, exam preparation and scoring
Instructional formats will include presentations, activities, group discussions, problem-solving sets and more.
Items Participants Should Bring:
Participants are asked to bring information about their course textbook and any software used, a TI-84+ or TI-Nspire graphing calculator, a laptop computer, and writing materials. All other supplies will be provided.
Lee Kucera, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at UC Irvine for Statistics 7, an undergraduate intro course comparable to AP Statistics. She recently retired as the mathematics department chair at Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, CA, where she taught AP Statistics and IB Math Studies. She taught AP Statistics part-time at three Capistrano Unified high schools since retirement. She taught AP Statistics and served as a reader since the course’s inception in 1996-97. She has been a College Board consultant since 2001, presenting both weekend workshops and summer institutes throughout the United States and internationally. She reviews textbooks and AP review materials for several major AP Statistics publishers and AP Central. She wrote curriculum materials for Texas Instruments for use with their graphing calculators and recently revised the statistical software and graphing calculator appendix for the new edition of Stats, Modeling the World. She is a member of the American Statistical Association and has had students enter and win both local and national recognition in their student competitions. She currently helps run the annual AP Statistics Student Poster Competition of her local ASA chapter.
Lee enjoys traveling, reading spending time at the beach with her daughter and new granddaughter. She is also an active volunteer at the Assistance League in Laguna Beach, and is a T3 Regional Instructor.