> > > > > Hello! > > > > I'm new to this list, so if this has already been discussed in detail, > > please forgive me and just email me directly. > > What text's are being considered for the AP Stat Course?
There are seven listed in the blue resource sheet available from the College Board.
Are publisher's > > developing texts specifically for this course?
Not that I know of.
What is your opinion of > > Moore & McCabe's Intro to the Practice of Statistics? (We presently use this > > text at the University of Puget Sound and it works well for college > > students, but I'm not sure about how it would work with H.S. students)
This is one of the recommended books. I have used it for in-service teacher training but I think it is best for a fairly mature audience -- folks who have reached the "age of reason". I would not want to use it with the college students I see here in a general education course with no prerequisites at a former state teachers' college. How it would work with high school students would depend a lot on who ends up in the course. It would be a great reference for anyone teaching an AP stats. course.
Moore has since written _Basic Practice of Statistics_ (Freeman) which is at a lower level. I am fond of Andy Siegel's _Statistics and Data Aanalysis: An Introduction_ (Wiley). These two are also on the recommended list. I think all of the remaining recommended books would be much tougher sledding for the students and/or the teacher.
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