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Jennifer and Jeffrey Nicholls

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Independent study: Good idea or bad idea?
Posted: Aug 26, 1996 2:56 AM
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I am a teacher at a private school where we have quite a few students who
take the calculus AP tests before their senior year. Because of this, we
have students who are unsure what to do as seniors. We do have a math
elective and a statistics course, but nothing like Statistics AP. I teach
AB Calc, but would not at this point feel comfortable teaching AP Stats. I
subscribed to this list to find out more about the test and what others
teachers would be doing this year. In the near future, I hope that we will
have AP Stats taught by my department head who specialized in statistics in

Enough with the introduction, now for the problem. I have a student in my
Advanced Math Concepts elective, who passed the BC test with a 5, who wants
to do AP Statistics independent study. He is a very bright junior, who
would be the one who could handle it on his own if anyone could. I would
love to hear your opinions on whether this would be a realistic option. If
it is, I would like to know of a good textbook to recommend to him, as well
as good AP style questions. All I have at this point is 5 horrible weeks
of Statistics at UCLA, and the College Board's description of AP Stats from
the internet, and a very motivated student. Please help.

Jennifer Nicholls
Pinewood School
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