This is a non-AP class, so we're moving at a pretty slow pace. And, I'm totally okay with that. A portion of my class is only present 3 days a week due to a college class they are taking on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Getting them caught up has probably slowed down the pace of the class, but nobody has complained. :) My favorite thing about this class is that there is no end-of-instruction exam. We can explore tangents that come up in class. We can do as many hands-on projects as I want to because there is no test looming in front of us.

For quantitative and categorical variables, I made a card sort for students to complete in their notebooks. It took quite a bit longer for my students to complete than I anticipated. My students really struggled with the airplane related questions because the majority of them have never flown. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I got on a plane for the first time in March to speak at SXSWedu. Then, I took the longest commercial flight in the world this summer to go from Dallas to Sydney. Airports and I are becoming fast friends.

Students first cut out the definitions and glued them in.

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Hey! Every year when I teach AP Stats, I always tell my students to think about whether it would make sense for a variable to be "averaged". If not, then it's probably NOT quantitative. (Example... zip codes. It's a numerical variable, but does it make sense to find an "average zip code"? Not really! So it's not a quantitative variable.) :) PS- I love your blog!

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