Teaching AP Statistics Part II: Inferential Statistics

Welcome to Math Teacher Link Module 6 Part II. This is a web-based, technology-intensive course for in-service teachers wishing to update and/or review topics in descriptive statistics for AP Statistics courses at the high school level. The objective of this course module is to aid high school educators in teaching the second semester of a full year course of AP Statistics. Together with the companion course Module 6 Part I, these two courses provide the necessary background in statistics to teach a full-year high school course in AP Statistics.

The primary focus is teaching statistics and improving the quality of instruction by using assistive technology. Both the content of statistics and effective instructional strategies reflect the NCTM Standards for curriculum and for teaching and the College Board AP Statistics course description.

This module is composed of the following eight units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction and Teacher's Perspective
  • Unit 2: Central Limit Theorem
  • Unit 3: Estimates (Confidence Intervals)
  • Unit 4: Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
  • Unit 5: Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
  • Unit 6: Tests of Correlation and Regression
  • Unit 7: Multinomial Experiments; Contingency Tables
  • Unit 8: ANOVA

Enrollees will complete one unit at a time, but must complete all eight units to earn credit for this module.

Credit: 4 graduate semester hrs.

The units are written purposely brief, allowing the enrollee to research and self-study unfamiliar topics in depth, and minimize time spent on understood topics. Enrollees are expected to do a significant amount of independent study to complete this course.

Content Pre-requisite: It is assumed that enrollees have completed Math 490 Module 6 Part I and/or have a good understanding of probability and probability distributions (binomial, normal, student t, Chi-square), and of statistic fundamentals (descriptive statistics).

Common Core Standards for Mathemtical Practice that are emphasized include:

  • 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 3. Construct viable arguments.
  • 4. Model with mathematics.
  • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6. Attend to precision.

Teaching AP Statistics Part II: Inferential Statistics was written by Carol Castellon of the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics. The original course, "Teaching Statistics in the High School", was written by Ken Travers and Jeremy Bartusch, revised in 2002 by Amy Trefzger.