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Re: College Board's prelim
Posted: Aug 19, 1996 3:38 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion of Olympic long jumps from the preliminary copy
of the College Board's Teacher's Guide. I ran over and picked up a copy at
my friendly regional office - it comes in handy to have them on my path to
school. The whole guide is full of info I will need this year.
Think I will also pick up an Olympic book on data - surely one is
available in Atlanta. OIy may be on the web or AOL. Another Atlanta source
that is easily available on the web is the CDC. We used the TB cases and
AIDS cases to do least squares fit. The unexpected glitch of increase of TB
cases is hard to truly fit - opening discussions on what do statisticians do
under these circumstances to predict the future and how do the injected
manmade effects such as education and interdependent diseases such as AIDS/TB
affect the predictions of each. This is not a first day suggestion.
The first day we take data on each other - body measurements and survey.
Use it all along the way with single variable analysis, std deviation and
correlations. Over the 12 years I've been doing this as a part of my
physics course, the kids can think of the weirdest things to measure and
correlate - and yet they are mainly the same year by year. Allan Rossman
does a lot of "data on each other" in his Workshop Statistics, which is the
basis of my course.
. Alice

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