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American Statistical Association (ASA)

The American Statistical Association holds an annual Poster Competition and Project Competition.  Visit their website for rules, entry forms, and samples.

Pi in the Sky

Pi in the Sky is a semi-annual periodical designated for high school students, with the purpose of promoting mathematics, establishing direct contact with teachers and students, increasing the involvement of high school students in mathematical activities, and promoting careers in mathematical sciences.

MathWorld

MathWorld is an extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.

Plus Magazine

Plus Magazine is a quarterly online publication that provides articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sports.

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men." ~ James Beattie

AP Statistics Teaching Resources

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PANIC/PHANTOMS

A mnemonic device for remembering the steps for inference for confidence intervals (PANIC) and hypothesis testing (PHANTOMS). 
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Paul's Elements of Reasoning (Inference)

Graphic Organizer for thoroughly working through an inference problem.  Based on Paul's Elements of Reasoning, a model for critical thinking used in the William and Mary Curriculum.  Adapted for statistical inference.
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Writing Conclusions & Interpretations

Template (cheat-sheet) for interpreting p-values, writing conclusions for inference, interpreting confidence intervals, and interpreting the coefficient of determinations.
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AP Statistics Recruitment Brochure

Brochure includes frequently asked questions, a description of the four major components of the course, and examples of ways statistics is applied to various career fields.  Great for informing students and parents about the course. 
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BVD Fill-in-the-Blank Chapter Notes

Fill-in-the-blank chapter notes correspond to Stats: Modeling the World by Bock, Velleman, and De Veaux.  Using skeletal notes allows students to spend more time listening, thinking, and interacting, and less time writing.  Includes notes for chapters 1-21 & 23-26, and answer keys for chapters 1-16, 18-21, & 23-25. Notes are in PDF and MS Word document form, so they are completely editable.
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Syllabus & Pacing Guide

Detailed syllabus includes daily student outcomes, agenda, and homework assignments for the entire school year.  Includes a syllabus for 50-minute periods (using BVD, 2nd Ed.), a syllabus for 100-minute blocks (using BVD, 2nd Ed.), a syllabus for 90-Minute blocks (using BVD 1st Ed.) and a syllabus for 90-minute blocks (using YMM). 
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BVD Chapter Outlines

Outlines correspond to Stats: Modeling the World by Bock, Velleman, and De Veaux. Each chapter outline contains a list of new vocabulary, new calculator skills (TI-84), and several knowledge and comprehension questions pertaining to the chapter. They are intended to guide students through their reading assignment (and to make sure they read). 
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YMM Chapter Outlines

Outlines correspond to The Practice of Statistics by Yates, Moore, and McCabe. Each chapter outline contains a list of new vocabulary, new calculator skills (TI-84), and several knowledge and comprehension questions pertaining to the chapter. They are intended to guide students through their reading assignments (and to make sure they read). 
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Inference Review Vocab Quiz

With a little Star Trek humor thrown in for fun!!
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Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles make great vocabulary reviews.  There are a total of sixteen puzzles included in the file.  The Chapter reference on each puzzle is to Stats: Modeling the World, although the puzzles could be used with any text. 
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Crossword Puzzles with Solutions

Solutions to all sixteen crossword puzzles. 
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Probability Reviews

I usually assign this during Winter Break. There are three different versions of the review (to discourage copying). A few of the problems are the same in each version, but in a different order, while others are the same type of problem with different values. 
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Probability Reviews Answer Keys

Answer keys for all three versions of the Probability Reviews. 
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Midterm Exam Review (BVD)

Displaying categorical and quantitative data, linear and non-linear regression, sampling and experimental design, randomness and probability. 
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Midterm Exam Review Answer Key (BVD)

Answer key for the Midterm Exam Review corresponding to BVD. 
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Midterm Exam Review (YMM)

Displaying categorical and quantitative data, linear and non-linear regression, sampling and experimental design, randomness and probability. 
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Midterm Exam Review Answer Key (YMM)

Answer key for the Midterm Exam Review corresponding to YMM. 
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Conditions for Inference

Conditions and assumptions for various types of inference.  This reference sheet includes both formulas and calculator instructions.  There is a blank copy for students to fill in as they go. 
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Nonlinear Regression Techniques

Use this worksheet when introducing Nonlinear Regression techniques.
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Final Inference Project

Students design and implement a simple experimental study, then write a research report on the results of the experiment, including statistical inference on the findings. Finally, students write a newspaper article reporting the results of the study.
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Margin of Error

Use this activity when introducing margin of error and explaining the meaning of a confidence interval.
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Notation Quizzes

Notation is an important part of communication in mathematics. Using correct notation for statistical concepts is essential. These three quizzes can be used to review statistical notation.
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Blank Normal Model

Use this handout when introducing the Normal model, or as a visual aid when solving problems involving Normal distributions.
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Top Ten Tips for Success

All students need a reminder now and then about effective work habits and study habits. 
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Top Ten Reading Strategies

Reading a mathematics textbook is no easy task! No matter what the subject matter, however, students will benefit from a few simple reading strategies. 
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