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Paul L. Myers

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Intro and Misc.
Posted: Feb 20, 1995 8:33 AM
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I have been following the recent discussions about materials and textbooks
for the AP Stat course. I'm in the process of designing a syllabus to pilot
the course next year. If I had to select a textbook immediately, it would
probably be Statistics by Freedman,Pisani,Purves & Adhikari. The flavor of
the text deemphasizes manipulation (supplementing manipulation should be
easy) and emphasizes statistical issues. I also have used (in previous
courses) the video series Decisions Through Data (the mini-version of
Against All Odds) from COMAP and the Data Analysis chapters from Janson's
Precalculus with Data Analysis written by the NCSSM folks. I also have lots
of useful programs I have used to illustrate statistical notions on the
TI-82 (Frequency distributions, Stem-and-Leaf Plots, Piecharts, Binomial and
Normal Distributions , Sampling Distribution of the Mean, Confidence
Intervals). I have been using Quattro Pro for large data sets and for
producing fancier displays that the TI-82 doesn't produce (transferring data
from the TI-82 to Quattro has been no problem).
I'm very excited about the AP Stat course and look forward to our discussions.

Note to Jim: I spent two years in Uganda ('71-'72) and three years in Kenya

Paul L. Myers
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