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Mathmanjfb

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Registered: 12/4/04
Errors in syllabus
Posted: Feb 2, 1997 9:00 AM
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Hello, Al,

Sorry it took so long to respond to you but life is always an adventure.

Yes, there are errors in the draft syllabus that you are working with. I
revised it for the final copy of the Teacher Guide which is still yet to
appear; even so there are still some errors which I discovered as I have
taught the course for the first time this year. Specifically,

1. I merged Moore 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 into Rossman 16 and 17.
2. I discussed content of Moore 7.1 while we treated Rossman 18 and 19.
3. I plan to discuss Moore 7.2 during the course of Rossman 21 and 22.
4. You are correct about the typos: it should be Moore 6.1and 6.2 aligned
with Rossman 23, 24, and 25.
5. I would like to revise the syllabus by dropping what is listed as Unit 8;
large samples techniques for population means should be, I believe, discussed
along with techniques for population proportions as is indicated above.
6. The revised syllabus contained in the official Teacher's Guide includes a
Unit 9, Inferences from Two Way Tables which deals with Chi-squared and
referenced Moore 7. Also Unit 10, Inference for Regression uses Moore Chapter
10.

In addition, the revised syllabus lists the readings from Freedman, Pisani,
et all that I have assigned to support our learing from Rossman and Moore.

Sorry for any confusion. I had hoped that the new syllabus would be
available by this time but ... As my treatment of the course has evolved, I
have chosed to do all of the large sample issues while coursing through
Rossman 16-19 and 21-22 and all of small sample issues in Rossman 23-25.

We are about to move into 21 this week; so we are behind you. However, I am
satisfied that the inclusion of the population mean topics provides excellent
comparisons for the students.

Thanks for finding the errors. Please feel free to comment and make more
suggestions. What a great learning experience this continues to be! Hope to
see you in Minneapolis.

Jim Bohan
Manheim Township School District
Lancaster PA





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