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Sia Lux

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Southern California Reply
Posted: Mar 13, 1997 11:23 PM
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Dear Jayne Lutgen,

I am teaching AP Stat this year. I have often wondered why I was so anxious
to get myself in the position of teaching something that I am continuing to
learn. The answer is and continues to be that it is great for the kids.
I attended a summer "week" in Tuscon, Arizona SS 1995. The financing was
available, so I went. I would not be teaching it now if I had not attended
then. I wish I had gone again last summer and am likely to go to Tuscon this
summer.
I am very uncomfortable having to check the answer book to help a student, or
the actually have to "Prepare" a lesson. I am very spoiled by teaching the
Alg1 through Calc series in all of its evolving teaching stratigies. My
confidence is solid. Algebra is still Algebra and I know it, understand it
and can teach it several ways with examples limited only by time and the
attention span of my teenage students.
Teaching Statistics is humbling. I do not have the same confidance and
about two weeks ago, I started reviewing with my kids because they need it
and I needed to experience material I had somewhat digested. We will have
another chapter to do after the spring break but I want to go over it first.
I have 33 that remain after the semester break. I started with 37. I'm
using the Moore and McCabe book because it is what we used in the AP workshop
I attended and I really am not dis-satisfied enough to justify another being
purchased. I diligently read the mail from this list. I have printed all
test questions that the wonderful folks have shared. I'll know how I'm doing
when the test results are in.
My hope is that most of my students who are working hard, will be rewarded
with college credit in an elementary stat class.
Thanks to all on this list. Go ahead and teach the AP Stat class, your
students will be glad you did.

Sia Lux
Coachella Valley High School
Thermal, Califronia





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