Jared Derksen has been teaching mathematics since 1991. In 1998 he began specializing in teaching AP Statistics. His AP program at Rancho Cucamonga High School reaches over 100 students each year. In 2004, Jared became an AP grader for the statistics exam. This lead to further opportunities within the AP community, including speaking at local and national conferences (a partial list of conference presentations can be seen here) and being a contributing author to Stats, Modeling the World 4th edition. In the summer of 2013, Jared was hired as AP Consultant. As a consultant he conducts seminars on Saturdays and one-week summer Institutes (for other AP Statistics teachers). This last year has included a 2-day seminar in Hong Kong and week long institutes in Denver, Anchorage, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, among others.
Ace AP Statistics Exam Prep
May 2nd, University of Redlands
This session will provide an overview all the main components of the AP Stats course:
- Descriptive Statistics
- Design of surveys and experiments
In addition, we will cover key points for test success:
- Specific wording and methods for showing work to ensure high rubric scores.
- A list of top test tips gleaned from years of grading actual exams.
- The order to complete the test and how to succeed on the crucial Investigative Task.
- Practice test problems not available anywhere else.
Finally, we will elaborate on some of the more challenging statistics topics:
- What is R^2?
- The meaning of a p-value
- The purpose of blocking
- Checking conditions appropriately