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KINGB@WCSUB.CTSTATEU.EDU

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software for AP stats
Posted: Feb 8, 1996 7:37 PM
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Michael Shelly asked for some feedback about software possibilities for
the AP stats course. The student version of Minitab certainly is one
possibility, but costs about $50+ per student, as I recall.

A similar possibility is to use the student version of Data Desk, which
is less expensive (< 30$ per student), and which in my opinion is a
better program, and better suited to the AP course. (Our students are
presently using DD in a Mac Lab--not without problems, but these details
don't seem important at the moment).

A third possibility is to ask students to purchase the new TI-83 graphing
calculator. Students often seem to accept a calculator (portability?
stronger sense of ownership?) more completely than software that may be
available only at school, etc. The -83 is expected to be available in
May or June, will cost about the same as the -82, and is specifically
designed to be (among other things) suitable for the AP stats course.

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Bruce King
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(kingb@wcsub.ctstateu.edu)






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