AP Statistics-Sampling Distribution
Students will work through the Sampling Distribution lesson in a blended format. It will start out with a video to introduce sampling distribution. Throughtout the video there will be questions embedded for the students to anwer, so I can get a feel for how the material was received (I only have 1 question embedded for this project to give people a feel, it is at the 25 sec mark). Students will then return to class the next day to do the "Red Chip" activity to build on the information from the pervious night and to introduce the content that will be watched the evening. Lesson 9.1, Sampling DIstribution is done with three videos students watch on own and two activities built into the classroom. Once the lesson is done, students will work in class on what are referred to as Data Sets. This is equivalent to what most teachers would call homework. I like to be available to my students when they are working with the material, rather then lecture to them in class and send them home to work in isolation. The next phase is what is called In-Class Problems. This is very similar to the concept of a quiz, except it comes after 1 section rather than multiple sections. Students work in groups and are able to use notes. The academic conversations that take place in this setting are amazing. I switched to this format after my first year teaching this class and saw the students really struggle when assessing alone. The chapter tests are taken individually with no notes.