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AP Stat Course Outline
Posted: Aug 31, 1996 9:13 AM
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This morning Chuck wrote that he would like an example of someone's course
using Rossman's book.
I am both copying and attaching the file of mine. The file has a nicer
format but can only be downloaded to Macs. With Tabs to get columns this
copy form is a mess. It is basically a copy of the Table of Contents from
Rossman. Hope the dates will help.
The first day I am going to do the M&M's and 'splain the course. If you
didn't get the M&Ms earlier, Chuck, I'll forward that on your request.

About time on one topic: Allan Rossman spends one period which is 75
minutes. Then the student comes in and spends about an hour of his own time
to finish. (His class meets twice a week) I did it much more slowly last
year. My students didn't have as easy an access to computers - though they
will this year and I plan to move more quickly. Also I didn't have the data
on disc and entry took a lot of time for new hands. (Chuck, do you have data
on disc?) My class period is 45 minutes five days a week. Allan doesn't
require printouts of graphs to be turned in. I did require both graphs
(printouts) and answers to q's (written directly in the Rossman book) to be
turned in . Students will tear out the work and turn in Topic by Topic, then
store in loose leaf notebook to study later. At first I thought the student
should do all class and homework activities but learned that was redundant
and reduced to all classroom acts and two or three homework ones. I have a
mid qtr and end of qtr test on the computer which each student takes
individually - in class they work in pairs. This test-taking discourages one
student from being the doer.
Last year I began by having students do the first three tutorials in
MiniTab Manual. Found that was repeated by Rossman so will do two tutorials
or maybe one and Rossman and then the second. Need to plan more closely.
The Tutorials are good but fast.
I lecture sometimes - using Moore and McCabe and some stuff I worked up
for my physics classes. Also hold discussions after I grade a topic -
particularly at first to let them know what is important in descriptively
written answers.

Here is the course outline:
Galloway 1996-96 Instructor: Dr. Alice

Textbooks: Primary Book: Workshop Statistics by Dr. Allan J. Rossman
Secondary: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics by Moore and McCabe
Technology: MiniTab statistical software on the Macintosh and TI-82/83

Course Objective: The aim of the course is 1) to develop in the student the
ability to collect, interpret and describe relevant statistical data and
information; 2) to train the student in the use of the TI-82/83 and
statistical software on the computer; and 3) to prepare students to take the
Advanced Placement test, if they wish.

Teaching Strategies: The course is organized as an activity based experience
with students engaged in discovering statistical concepts, exploring
statistical principles, and applying statistical techniques. Students work
in pairs on the Macintosh computer and in their descriptive analysis of
geniune data. Discussions and a few lectures bring the class together as
needed. Dickinson College's Workshop Mathematics Program supports this style
of learning.

Grading: The written Workshop assignments and printouts will be graded and
given both partners. Midquarter and quarter tests will be taken
individually. These tests will include computer and interpretation
components. The sum of the two will constitute the quarter grades.
AP or not AP: A student wishing to have "AP Statistics" on his transcript
must complete a major project and take the AP Exam. These requirements are
maked by an asterick in the outline of topics below.

Sept 3 -20 Introduction to Technology
MiniTab: Chapter 3 - Starting and Stopping
Chapter 4 - Sample Session
Tutorial 1 - Working w/Data
Tutorial 2 - Manipulating Data
Intro to Major Project*- Chap 3.1&2: Moore&McCabe*
Sept 23 - Oct16
Exploring Data: Distributions - Workshop Statistics
Topic 1: Data and Variables
Topic 2: Displaying and Describing Distributions
Topic 3: Measures of Center
Topic 4: Measures of Spread
All of the Above Plots on the TI-80something
Topic 5: Comparing Distributions
Major Project * -
Course Description page 2
Oct 21 - Nov 21 (End of Fall Quarter)
Exploring Data: Relationships - Workshop Statistics Topic 6: Graphical
Displays of Association
Topic 7: Correlation Coefficient
Moore 2.4 and Hankla notes
Topic 8: Least Squares Regression I
Topic 9: Least Squares Regression II*
Topic 10: Relationships with Categorical Variables
Major Project Update*
Dec 2 - Dec 19
Randomness - Workshop Statistics
Topic 11: Random Sampling
Topic 12: Sampling Distributions I: Confidence
Topic 13: Sampling Distributions II: Significance
Jan 2 - Jan 24 (Midquarter)
Randomness and Designing Experiments
Topic 14: Normal Distributions
Topic 15: Central Limit Theorem
Topic 20: Designing Experiments
Chapter 3.3: Sampling Design Moore and McCabe
Major Project Work*
Jan 27 - Feb 21
Inferences from Data: Principles
Topic 16: Confidence Intervals I
Topic 17: Confidence Intervals II - margin of error
Topic 18: Tests of Significance I
Topic 19: Tests of Significance II - applications
All of the Above on the TI
Feb 24 - Mar 4 (End of Winter Quarter)
Inferences from Data: Comparisons
Topic 21: Comparing Two Proportions I
Topic 22: Comparing Two Proportions II
Mar 17 - April 4
Chap 3.4:Toward Statistical Inference Moore&McCabe Chap 4: Sampling and
Probability - Moore&McCabe
Major Project Work*
April 7 - 30 (Midquarter is April 25)
Inferences from Data: Measurements
Topic 23: Inference for a Population Mean I
Topic 24: Inference for a Population Mean II
Chapter 7: Moore and McCabe*
Topic 25: Comparing Two Means
May 1- AP Exam
Preparation for AP*
After AP Exam - Finalize Major Project - Presentations

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