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Topic: Re: Errors in syllabus for Workshop/BPS
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 Al Coons Posts: 898 Registered: 12/4/04
Re: Errors in syllabus for Workshop/BPS
Posted: Feb 2, 1997 2:37 PM

Jim,

Thanks for the corrections and suggestions for your syllabus from The
Teacher's Guide to AP Course in Stats (See Jim's email at end of this). I
have actually done exactly what you have done. I think there may still be a
small error in your email as follows:

<<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>>

I believe that is Moore Chapter 8.

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For those of you doing Rossman and BPS, I THINK this is what both Jim and I
are doing:

Unit 6: ROSSMAN: 16,17,18,19 MOORE 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, (5.4 optional - I did
it), 7.1
Unit 7: ROSSMAN: 21,22 MOORE: 7.2
Unit 8: ROSSMAN: 23,24, 25 MOORE: 6.1 & 6.2
Unit 9: ROSSMAN: None MOORE: Chapter 8: Inference on Two-Way Tables;
Chi-Square
Unit 10: ROSSMAN: None MOORE Chapter 10: Inference for Regression

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By the way, the way our school is organized we have fewer class meeting than
most between now and the AP so the fact that I am ahead of some of you might
not indicate anything except that I am moving very quickly (hope my students
are). At this point we have 40 50-minutes classes left before the AP.

Al

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In a message dated 2/2/97 9:00:41 AM, Jim Bohan wrote:

<<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 Teachers 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.

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>>