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Topic: [ap-stat] Two Proofs APStat Teachers Should Be Familiar With...
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David Bee

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re:[ap-stat] Two Proofs APStat Teachers Should Be Familiar With...
Posted: Aug 9, 2012 8:30 PM
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For those interested in reading/studying such, a few observations/

1. The proof of the CLT should be read First.
2. Generally, these proofs would not be "helpful" for first-time
APStat teachers (unless the class has students who have already
taken BCCalc And are interested in proofs).
3. One should not assume the second proof (proving the T stat is
t-distributed...) is one one can read in an amount of time
comparable to the CLT proof: It is time-consuming and requires
much focus and time. (It is in a way a careful sampling of an
entire math-stat course, and so those who have not seen it before
should be ready to spend focused time on such.)

For those who already did get a proof of the CLT, please let me know
when requesting the "T Stat Proof" so I don't also attached a CLT

Again, these proofs should not be of concern to first-time APStat
teachers, who should be posting questions, especially as authors of
the three main textbooks (Dave B, Chris O, and Daren S) are awaiting
such questions...

-- David Bee

PS: Of course still make requests for the proof(s) to me off-List.
(I should be able to get such to you by no later than the next

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