This unit will be designed to address the need for project based learning by providing a framework for deep and ongoing research. The College Board, that supervises the curriculum for AP Statistics, requires " projects and laboratories, cooperative group problem-solving, and writing, as a part of concept-oriented instruction and assessment."
The goal of the unit would be to produce collaborative work that addresses a specific issue of concern to the life of our city: How harmful are the current conditions for students' transportation to school? A follow up question may be investigated: What changes could be implemented to improve the current conditions? Student-driven projects need careful planning, support and evaluation in order to make it effective for all learners. The idea of this unit is to provide background and access to the study of a topic that is rich in quantitative questions and relevant to students' lives.