Here at Key Curriculum Press, we are currently working (with NSF support) on a software-and-curriculum project called DataSpace for both the Mac and Windows platforms. The project has just begun "Phase II" SBIR funding, which means that we're beginning to outline the units and prototype the software. We will begin serious field-testing in high schools in the fall of 1995. The way things go, that means you should not expect to buy this product for at least two years.
While the curriculum materials funded _by this grant_ are NOT intended to constitute an AP course, the software is designed to support such a course.
Anyone interested in field-testing software or curriculum materials should contact Sarah Block here at Key (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is in charge of coordinating such things.
For general information, we will eventually have a page on the web and will post that page's birth in this space.
-------------------------------------- Date: 1/29/95 9:05 AM To: Tim Erickson From: Jim Swift Is anyone exploring the possibilities for software support of the AP Statistics Course? I see a lot of powerful engines that are comprehensive, large and expensive. I also see a few shareware packages, some large, but which in most cases have drawbacks, most of them in the area of the design interface. I dont think it is too early to start a serious for titles that are
(a) relatively inexpensive, (b) dual (at least) platform Mac, Windows/Dos would also be nice to have OS2 (c) comprehensive or a suite of programs
We also need to look at the graphing calculator, by the time that the exam comes round, I expect that the picture of the calculator capabilities will have changed dramatically.
Another need is a specification of the capablities of the software.
We can keep the responses archived somewhere and periodically summarize.
Jim Jim Swift Haraka, Burnaby South 2000 Secondary School haraka, 5455 Rumble St., Burnaby BC hyini Canada V5J 2B7 (604) 664-8560 ext 1201 Baraka
Jim Swift Haraka, Burnaby South 2000 Secondary School haraka, 5455 Rumble St., Burnaby BC hyini Canada V5J 2B7 (604) 664-8560 ext 1201 Baraka
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