Beyond AP Statistics: a course for experienced teachers

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 5, Number 2 (Summer 1999)

Now that you have taught AP Statistics, are you eager to learn about topics beyond those in the basic syllabus?

The American Statistical Association will reach out to experienced AP teachers when it offers a one-day seminar, Beyond Advanced Placement Statistics, at its Joint Statistical Meetings. The program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on August 9, 1999.

For the nominal fee of $25, participants will strengthen their understanding of basic concepts in the AP course and learn interesting and useful topics for possible future statistics courses. They will do so under the tutelage of four nationally known statisticians: the University of Florida's Dick Scheaffer, who will address Sampling; Bob Stephenson of Iowa State University, who will teach Design and Analysis of Experiments; the University of Nebraska's Linda Young, who will address Exploring Probability Models; and Jim Matis of Texas A&M University, whose topic is Multiple Regression.

Each BAPS presenter has had a close association with the AP Statistics program, and is a Fellow of the ASA. All teach college courses in the specific areas they are presenting and have extensive consulting/research experience as well. These credentials set BAPS instructors apart from other workshop leaders.

The $25 fee will also enable teachers to return to the JSM on Tuesday, August 10, when a variety of convention programs of interest to high school teachers will occur. Among them is a round table discussion on Resources for AP Statistics Teachers organized by Choate-Rosemary Hall's Fred Djang; the College Bowl competition of statistics students; a special contributed panel discussion Teaching Advanced Placement Statistics in High Schools; and dozens of exhibitors displaying textbooks, software and other products.

To register contact the ASA website at

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