The Math Forum: 1996 
Summer Institute - sum96

July 15-19, 1996 - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Paul L. Myers

E-mail: pmyers@woodward.edu
Address:1662 Rugby Avenue, P.O. Box 87190, College Park, GA 30337
Phone: (404) 559-4355
School: Woodward Academy

Paul Myers is Chairman of the Math and Computer Science Department at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. In 1995 he attended the Geometry Forum Summer Institute, Constructing Geometry on the Internet, where he assembled Internet resources for a Probability & Statistics Web page. He has given Internet workshops during the summers of 1994 and 1995 for the majority of his Upper School faculty and some teachers and administrators from other schools.

Paul plans to create an AP Statistics Web Site with links useful for teachers and/or students. The site will include the standard links to available datasets, software, statistics departments, and the like, and in addition an extensive set of pages that will guide interested people through specific probabilistic and statistical ideas. These pages would include appropriate calculator programs, spreadsheet displays, Sketchpad representations, interactive survey forms for data analysis, etc. Paul has begun writing TI-8X programs that are topic-specific to different areas of his AP Statistics (or any elementary stat) course, and lessons for topics early in the course to serve as a template for further lessons.

Paul is interested in the possibility of archiving threads from discussions and making them available on the site, and would like to explore the possibility of videoconferencing with other schools teaching AP Statistics. He also intends to put his AP Statistics course at Woodward Academy online for his students, and to have it include enough detail so that any interested teachers and students outside of Woodward Academy could "do" the course.

With the help of others at the Institute, Paul would like toe advantage of the capabilities of the Geometer's Sketchpad, pursue making MPEG or Quicktime movies illustrating statistical ideas, and explore any technical wizardly that would make his presentation special.

You can check out Paul's home page and read about him on the Web at http://www.woodward.edu/faculty/us/math/apstat/.

Working Group: Probability and Statistics

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