Josh makes an excellent point. Until students incorporate service learning, they have a harder time understanding sampling variability and sampling error. They also become more familiar with sampling bias. Many ideas in the statistics class come alive when they experience service learning.
I was fortunate enough to be selected to give a presentation on service-learning in statistics as part of the “Best Practices” evening of the AP Statistics exam reading in Kansas City. In case you are unfamiliar with the event I encourage you to check out “Best Practices” presentations from prior years over at APStatsMonkey (even if you are familiar with the event I still encourage you to check out these great resources and consider how you might implement some of those ideas in your own classroom).
Below you will find the PowerPoint that accompanied my short and sweet 5 minute presentation (click on the image below to access the PowerPoint). Due to time constraints, the meat of the information can be found in the resource documents that I have also included below.
The main question I aim to address is this: what is the best resource that a teacher can…
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