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 DeskÃÂ, 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 DeskÃÂ statistics package and president of Data Description.
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.
For School Purchase:
ActivStats 2.0/Workstation (Windows/Mac) $99.95
For Student Purchase:
ActivStats Version 2.0 (Windows/Mac) $42.95 (SRP)
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