AP Statistics Curriculum 2007 Preface

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General Advance-Placement (AP) Statistics Curriculum - Preface


What is this E-Book About?

The SOCR AP Statistics E-Book is developed as a free, collaborative and interactive learning environment for elementary probability and statistics education. This E-Book aims at improving motivation and presenting the statistics-learning curriculum as data-driven, graphical and completely reproducible by educators, researchers and students.

The data-driven aspect of the E-Book is emphasized by providing both real-life and simulated data in every section of this E-Book. The graphical and dynamic feature of the E-Book is demonstrated by the interactive nature of the materials. There is a seamless integration of software tools, learning materials and hands-on activities, each pointing to the others in a dynamic fashion. Finally, the reproducible angle of this E-Book stresses that any concept, demonstration, analysis, visualization or calculation presented or discussed in this book can be freely used, tested and reproduced by anyone, anytime and anywhere, provided access to the Internet via a modern web-browser is available.

Who is this E-Book About?

There are three basic types of users for this E-Book. Indeed, the most important constituents of the E-Book are formal or informal learners who can utilize it for self-learning, course refreshing, statistical reference, as well as for practice of probability and statistics methods and techniques. Educators and course instructors may develop probability and statistics curricula wrapped around the materials and tools described in the E-Book. The emphasis here is to construct your own course curriculum, instead of following verbatim the exposé of this E-Book. Researchers and scientists may contribute new, revise existent, modernize and generally improve the content of the E-Book. This makes the SOCR AP Statistics E-Book a truly dynamic, community based and comprehensive resource for statistics education and distance learning.

How to use this E-Book?

Self-learners and students may go chronologically through the material in the E-book to search, walk-through or read relevant material at their leisure pace and according to their (data, design or research based) needs. This can be achieved by traversing or searching the outline of the E-Book or by site-specific keyword search.

Instructors may build their own course syllabi according to their own pedagogical goals, the demographics of their student population and the institutional requirements. To accomplish this, instructors may develop their own educational materials under the E-Book community portal pages.

Scientists, investigators and experts may contribute to the material, expand the examples, provide new motivation and clarification of existent concepts or broaden the coverage of the E-Book by following these editing guidelines.

AP Statistics Curriculum

Advanced Placement (AP) statitsics instructors may consider utilizing these EBook materials according to the formal College Board AP Statistics list of topics.

Copyright and use

This Probability and Statistics EBook developed and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/.

Any part of this book may be copied, modified, reproduced and distributed in any form and by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission from the authors or publishers, as long as these modifications and reproductions do not grossly and intentionally misrepresent the intend of these materials as open educational and research training resources. In its entirety, this book can not be sold for profit!

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