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Bob Hayden

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Ap Stat Text
Posted: Feb 8, 1996 6:28 PM
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> >
> > 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.


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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