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