AR AIMS AP Statistics Newsletter

Volume 3 Issue 3

Fall is Here and You've Made it Through the First Quarter!


You should pat yourselves on the back for making it through the first quarter of the school year! I know that trying to teach students who have been learning through the pandemic for the last 18 months has been a challenge, especially when you are trying to teach AP math. AR AIMS is here to assist you with whatever you made need for your students or your classroom. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything. We are here to help.

Summer Vaught, AR AIMS Math Director

The AR AIMS After Hours Discussion Forum begins this November!


Last year we began a tradition I hope to continue into upcoming years, our AR AIMS After Hours Discussion Forum! These are monthly discussion forums in the evening that cover topics for all teachers or AP only teachers. This November, we will be discussing Math Medic, Stats Medic, and Calc Medic. These sites use the method of Experience First Formalize Later (EFFL) in their lessons. Students work on a self guided lesson to introduce a new topic, then after completion, the teacher leads a discussion to formalize the learning. This is a great way of getting students more engaged and in control of their learning. You don't need to use this method in every class - it is great for introducing new topics in which students already know a lot of the background information needed.

Math-Medic offers resources for Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-calculus. Calc-medic offers resources for AP Calculus AB, and Stats-medic offers materials for AP Statistics.

Join us on November 9th at 5:00pm for our AR AIMS After Hours on Math-Medic! The zoom link is below.

Our December Discussion will be AP Specific Content - Our AP Statistics topic will be Sampling Distributions!

Our Fall Workshop was a Success! Next, Our Spring Mock Reading Workshop April 7th and 8th.

Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted at our Fall Workshop. Doug Tyson was an incredible speaker and really made the best of the virtual environment. He shared a ton of activities and resources that the teachers found both useful and enlightening. I can't wait to have him back when we are all be together again face to face.

I will be offering recordings and resources via a Google Site for those who have attended, this information will go out next week. You will be required to sign a Google Site Security Agreement before you receive access to the materials, so please keep an eye out for my email. If you were not able to attend but would still like access to these videos and resources, I will send that information out in the same time frame.

Our Spring Mock Reading Workshop will be held April 7th and 8th at the Plaza Hotel Little Rock (formerly the Crowne Plaza). For our AP Math Mock Reading, we will be using the 2018 Secure Multiple Choice and the 2018 Secure Free Response. I will add those to the google sites soon. Registration will be available in the upcoming weeks and I will keep you posted.

AP Classroom Tutorial Videos from The College Board

The College Board is hosting live sessions (with Q&A) on the different features of AP Classroom throughout the year. Three of the sessions have already occurred (recordings linked below).

Session 1 - AP Daily Videos

Session 2 - Topic Questions

Session 3 - Progress Checks

Full Playlist (as they are added)

Schedule for upcoming videos:

  • Progress Checks (FRQ)--Tuesday, November 9, 2021

  • Interpreting Student Data (Part 1)--Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Question Bank (Part 1)--Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • Question Bank (Part 2)--Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  • My Assignments--Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Interpreting Student Data (Part 2)--Tuesday February 8, 2022

  • Other Course Resources--Tuesday, February 15, 2022

  • Question Bank (Part 3)--Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • Review Tab--Tuesday, April 5, 2022