“Keepin’ it Real: Real Math from Real Life”
Throughout my AP Statistics course, student groups will take turns recording and uploading a bi-weekly webcast in a news report-style format. Students will find real-life data and/or summary statistics and integrate topics discussed the previous 2 weeks in class to analyze or display the data in meaningful ways that are interesting for viewers. Students will be assessed on the inclusion and appropriate use of all of the methods discussed in class during the previous week and proper data collection from reliable, accurate sources using approved protocols. Students will also be assessed on their proper use of the vocabulary of statistics to describe the methods, results, and inferences included in their report. Other areas of assessment for this project will be determined collectively by the students as an introductory activity at the beginning of the school year. Students, parents, teachers, and community members outside of class will be able to view and critique this ongoing project, ensuring a dynamic, interactive project that will mimic the nature of relevant statistical research.