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Re: AP stats text
Posted:
Jun 1, 1996 9:57 AM


Matt Parlier I just started with Allan Rossman's "Workshop Statistics". Two kids to a computer work through activities together using any stat software. I use MiniTab, which isn't powerful but is sufficient and cheap. The concepts and techniques are discovered and then labeled. The book is more of a workbook with WrapUp of ideas and definitions. No other text is needed. The teacher can learn along with the kids  or rather the day before. Very little lecture  mostly discussions or data gathering or clearing up a point here and there. The data is really taken by students or is real data from references. Neat variety. Dickinson College has three Workshop (discovery) Math courses  Statistics, Calculus and Quantitative Analysis. SpringerVerlag is their publisher. Eventhough this is a college course, my high school sophomores through seniors have no problem following. Completion of Algebra II required more for the mental level than the skills. Alice Hankla, Galloway School, Atlanta, GA



