Calculations Aren't Enough!

Unlike mathematics, statistics comes with a context. The author reminds teachers that data analysis involves using the context to make sense of the numbers. The article stresses good communication skills by highlighting the scoring rubric for free-response questions. In conclusion, the reading reminds teachers that good communication comes with practice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the suggestions on a regular basis in the classroom
  • Develop a culture that expects clear communication
Classroom Considerations

  • Some individuals need more assistance in the beginning to get used to writing in math
Pros

  • Provides actual test responses to illustrate the levels of writing
  • Uses a previous AP® guide to show that writing has been critical in statistics for quite some time
Cons

  • None
Common Core