We are a field test site for the Core Plus Mathematics Program. This is an integrated program with a strong probability/statistics strand through the four-course sequence. As we phase out our old, traditional program, we have dropped our Probability and Statistics course (which was designed for students who were not able to succeed in Precalculus). AP Statistics will be offered as a 2nd course for students who are in our fourth-year course (Mathematical Analysis) and to seniors who, through acceleration, have completed Mathematical Analysis during the junior.
We expect this new course to be mathematically stronger than our old P&S course, so we are concerned with textbook selection. We use cooperative learning and projects in our new curriculum, so we are interested in projects that have been used with success as well.
I will appreciate any comments from members of the list on either of these two issues.
Michael Shelly, Ed.D. Mathematics Department Chair Andover High School Bloomfield Hills MI email: CalcDr@aol.com