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Liz O'Neil

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Registered: 12/6/04
Posted: Mar 27, 1997 11:52 AM
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Hello everyone,

I am writing with information on ActivStats - a new multimedia CD-ROM for
the introductory statistics course that covers the APStatistics
curriculum.. It is currently available on the Macintosh with a
Macintosh/Windows hybrid version to be published in June 1997.

ActivStats provides a teaching and learning resource for general
introductory statistics courses. It uses the unique abilities of
multimedia to create an exciting environment in which students learn to use
data to gain insight into real problems.

Students interact with animations and simulations designed to help them
visualize and understand abstract concepts. They view video clips from
Against All Odds and Decisions through Data for real world motivation.
They analyze real data to reinforce newly developing skills, and, using a
built-in statistics package, Data Desk, they explore data and work
independently to exercise newly learned concepts.


Paul Velleman is a recognized leader in Statistics education who teaches
Statistics at Cornell University. He is the designer and developer of the
Data Desk statistics package and president of Data Description.

Advisory Board

The advisory board for ActivStats consists of David Moore (chair) of Purdue
University, Jeff Witmer of Oberlin College, and Mary Parker of Austin
Community College.

Pricing Information

For School Purchase:

ActivStats 2.0/Workstation (Windows/Mac) $99.95

For Student Purchase:

ActivStats Version 2.0 (Windows/Mac) $42.95 (SRP)

Request a copy

To get an evaluation copy, please send e-mail to and
specify that you are interested in receiving an evaluation copy of


Liz O'Neil

Liz O'Neil
Addison Wesley Interactive
Multimedia Marketing Manager
voice: 617.944.3700, x2380 fax: 617.438.5911

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