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Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| ©2012New Edition Available Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
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View a recording of textbook author Daren Starnes detailing ten reasons the new fourth edition of The Practice of Statistics is the right choice for your AP* Statistics course.
The most thorough and exciting revision to date, The Practice of Statistics 4e is a text that fits all AP* Statistics classrooms. Authors Starnes, Yates and Moore drew upon the guidance of some of the most notable names in AP* and their students to create a text that fits today’s classroom. The new edition comes complete with new pedagogical changes, including built-in AP* testing, four-step examples, section summaries, “Check Your Understanding” boxes and more.
The Practice of Statistics long stands as the only high school statistics textbook that directly reflects the College Board course description for AP* Statistics. Combining the data analysis approach with the power of technology, innovative pedagogy, and a number of new features, the fourth edition will provide you and your students with the most effective text for learning statistics and succeeding on the AP* Exam.
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View a recording of textbook author Daren Starnes detailing ten reasons the new fourth edition of The Practice of Statistics is the right choice for your AP* Statistics course.
The most thorough and exciting revision to date, The Practice of Statistics 4e is a text that fits all AP* Statistics classrooms. Authors Starnes, Yates and Moore drew upon the guidance of some of the most notable names in AP* and their students to create a text that fits today’s classroom. The new edition comes complete with new pedagogical changes, including built-in AP* testing, four-step examples, section summaries, “Check Your Understanding” boxes and more.
The Practice of Statistics long stands as the only high school statistics textbook that directly reflects the College Board course description for AP* Statistics. Combining the data analysis approach with the power of technology, innovative pedagogy, and a number of new features, the fourth edition will provide you and your students with the most effective text for learning statistics and succeeding on the AP* Exam.
Features
Additional & Newly Revised Features:
•What you’ll learn…is a new feature at the beginning of each section that briefly highlights the learning objectives for the upcoming section.
•Think About It...This new box asks students to reflect on new ideas and concepts, presented in more informal “real world” language.
•Margin Notes...Several different types of comments/information including suggestions, asides, and AP* TIPS.
•Annotated Teachers Edition and Teachers Resource Binder...These unparalleled resources offer a wealth of advice and support, and additional activities, examples, and information for new and experienced teachers alike. Advice on pacing, coverage, and AP* Exam prep are featured. The revised ATE has been redesigned to make it the ultimate "helpmate" for the AP* Stat teacher.
New to This Edition
Key Pedagogical Changes:
- 4-Step Examples...Examples using the State, Plan, Do, Conclude framework prepare students to tackle more complex exercises, like those on the AP* Exam.
- For Practice, Try exercise...suggestions follow examples to encourage students to practice what they have learned.
- Check Your Understanding boxes are integrated in the body of the text and allow students to test their understanding of important facts, definitions, and procedures. Teachers may want to use these imbedded questions as in-class exercises, or as a follow up to reading assignments.
- Section Exercises...An extensive set of problems appear at the end of each section.
- Chapter Review Exercises provide practice problems that test concepts from throughout the chapter and prepare students for the...
~ AP* Statistics Chapter Test, which will consist of multiple choice questions with 5 distracters as well as free response questions.
~ Cumulative AP* Test will appear after Chapters 4, 7 ,10, and 12 and include multiple choice questions (with 5 distracters) as well as free response questions, designed to simulate the AP* Exam.
Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| ©2012
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
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Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| 2012
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
Table of Contents
Overview: What is Statistics?
This abridged and more focused introductory section provides students with an engaging, big picture view of what Statistics is all about.
This abridged and more focused introductory section provides students with an engaging, big picture view of what Statistics is all about.
Chapter 1 Exploring Data
Introduction Data Analysis: Making Sense of Data
This brief introduction includes the material on data, individuals, and variables from TPS 3e Chapter P. The idea of inference is previewed here.
1.1 Analyzing Categorical Data
This section combines the material on univariate categorical data analysis from Section 1.1 of TPS 3e with the material on bivariate categorical data analysis from Section 4.2 of TPS 3e. The idea of an association between two variables is introduced. Simpson’s paradox is included as an optional topic.
1.2 Displaying Quantitative Data with Graphs
1.3 Describing Quantitative Data with Numbers
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Introduction Data Analysis: Making Sense of Data
This brief introduction includes the material on data, individuals, and variables from TPS 3e Chapter P. The idea of inference is previewed here.
1.1 Analyzing Categorical Data
This section combines the material on univariate categorical data analysis from Section 1.1 of TPS 3e with the material on bivariate categorical data analysis from Section 4.2 of TPS 3e. The idea of an association between two variables is introduced. Simpson’s paradox is included as an optional topic.
1.2 Displaying Quantitative Data with Graphs
1.3 Describing Quantitative Data with Numbers
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 2 Modeling Distributions of Data
2.1 Describing Location in a Distribution
Cumulative relative frequency curves (ogives) are now included in this section with percentiles. Linear transformations and their effects on shape, center, and spread are introduced here in connection with z-scores .Chebyshev’s Inequality is de-emphasized.
2.2 Normal Distributions
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
2.1 Describing Location in a Distribution
Cumulative relative frequency curves (ogives) are now included in this section with percentiles. Linear transformations and their effects on shape, center, and spread are introduced here in connection with z-scores .Chebyshev’s Inequality is de-emphasized.
2.2 Normal Distributions
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 3 Describing Relationships
3.1 Scatterplots and Correlation
3.2 Least-Squares Regression
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
3.1 Scatterplots and Correlation
3.2 Least-Squares Regression
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Note: TPS 3e Chapter 4 has been omitted; the content has been redistributed.
Chapter 4 Designing Studies
Several new data-based activities have been added to illustrate key concepts and to reinforce the connection between data production and data analysis.
4.1 Sampling and Surveys
Includes a more thorough discussion of stratified random sampling and cluster sampling.
4.2 Experiments
The idea of a lurking variable and the concept of confounding are examined here.
4.3 Using Studies Wisely
This includes the material on scope of inference from TPS 3e Section 4.3 Establishing Causation and an optional subsection on Data Ethics.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 4 Designing Studies
Several new data-based activities have been added to illustrate key concepts and to reinforce the connection between data production and data analysis.
4.1 Sampling and Surveys
Includes a more thorough discussion of stratified random sampling and cluster sampling.
4.2 Experiments
The idea of a lurking variable and the concept of confounding are examined here.
4.3 Using Studies Wisely
This includes the material on scope of inference from TPS 3e Section 4.3 Establishing Causation and an optional subsection on Data Ethics.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Cumulative AP Test
Chapter 5 Probability: What Are the Chances?
Sections 5.2 and 5.3 have been reorganized for smoother presentation of basic rules of probability. More examples with two-way tables have been added.
5.1 Randomness, Probability, and Simulation
Greater emphasis has been placed on using simulation as a tool to estimate probability.
5.2 Probability Rules
5.3 Conditional Probability and Independence
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Sections 5.2 and 5.3 have been reorganized for smoother presentation of basic rules of probability. More examples with two-way tables have been added.
5.1 Randomness, Probability, and Simulation
Greater emphasis has been placed on using simulation as a tool to estimate probability.
5.2 Probability Rules
5.3 Conditional Probability and Independence
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 6 Random Variables
Note consolidation of Chapters 7 and 8 of TPS 3e into one chapter for TPS 4e.
6.1 Discrete and Continuous Random Variables
6.2 Transforming and Combining Random Variables
This section has been completely rewritten. Parallels between linear transformations of data and random variables are highlighted. New examples should make these topics seem less abstract.
6.3 Binomial and Geometric Random Variables
Decreased emphasis on algebraic properties of geometric random variables. Normal approximation to the binomial distribution is included as an optional topic.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Note consolidation of Chapters 7 and 8 of TPS 3e into one chapter for TPS 4e.
6.1 Discrete and Continuous Random Variables
6.2 Transforming and Combining Random Variables
This section has been completely rewritten. Parallels between linear transformations of data and random variables are highlighted. New examples should make these topics seem less abstract.
6.3 Binomial and Geometric Random Variables
Decreased emphasis on algebraic properties of geometric random variables. Normal approximation to the binomial distribution is included as an optional topic.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 7 Sampling Distributions
Several new activities (German tanks, Reese’s pieces, Rice University CLT applet) have been added to give students more concrete experience in working with sampling distributions.
7.1 What is a Sampling Distribution?
Increased focus on the shape, center, and spread of sampling distributions. Bias and variability are examined for a variety of statistics.
7.2 Sample Proportions
7.3 Sample Means
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Several new activities (German tanks, Reese’s pieces, Rice University CLT applet) have been added to give students more concrete experience in working with sampling distributions.
7.1 What is a Sampling Distribution?
Increased focus on the shape, center, and spread of sampling distributions. Bias and variability are examined for a variety of statistics.
7.2 Sample Proportions
7.3 Sample Means
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Cumulative AP Test
Note reversal of section order from previous edition in new Chapters 8, 9, and 10—proportions first to match sampling distributions chapter.
Chapter 8 Estimating with Confidence
No calculation of confidence intervals for µ with sigma known.
8.1 Confidence Intervals: the Basics
8.2 Estimating a Population Proportion
8.3 Estimating a Population Mean
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
No calculation of confidence intervals for µ with sigma known.
8.1 Confidence Intervals: the Basics
8.2 Estimating a Population Proportion
8.3 Estimating a Population Mean
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 9 Testing a Claim
Note consolidation of Chapters 11 and 12 in TPS 3e into one chapter. No performing significance tests for µ with sigma known.
9.1 Significance Tests: the Basics
The concepts of Type I error, Type II error, and power are discussed here.
9.2 Tests about a Population Proportion
9.3 Tests about a Population Mean
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Note consolidation of Chapters 11 and 12 in TPS 3e into one chapter. No performing significance tests for µ with sigma known.
9.1 Significance Tests: the Basics
The concepts of Type I error, Type II error, and power are discussed here.
9.2 Tests about a Population Proportion
9.3 Tests about a Population Mean
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 10 Comparing Two Populations or Groups
This chapter includes greater emphasis on the distinction between inference based on random sampling and inference for randomized experiments.
10.1 Comparing Two Proportions
10.2 Comparing Two Means
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
This chapter includes greater emphasis on the distinction between inference based on random sampling and inference for randomized experiments.
10.1 Comparing Two Proportions
10.2 Comparing Two Means
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Cumulative AP Test
Chapter 11 Inference for Distributions of Categorical Data
11.1 Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
11.2 Inference for Two-Way Tables
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
11.1 Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
11.2 Inference for Two-Way Tables
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Chapter 12 More on Regression
12.1 Inference for Linear Regression
12.2 Nonlinear Relationships: Transforming to Achieve Linearity
Rewritten treatment of TPS3e’s Section 4.1.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
12.1 Inference for Linear Regression
12.2 Nonlinear Relationships: Transforming to Achieve Linearity
Rewritten treatment of TPS3e’s Section 4.1.
Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test
Cumulative AP Test
Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| 2012
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
Authors
Daren S. Starnes
Daren S. Starnes is Mathematics Department Chair and holds the Robert S. and Christina Seix Dow Distinguished Master Teacher Chair in Mathematics at The Lawrenceville School near Princeton, New Jersey. He earned his MA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan and his BS in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Daren is also an alumnus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Daren has led numerous one-day and weeklong AP® Statistics institutes for new and experienced teachers, and he has been a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader for the AP® Statistics exam since 1998. Daren is a frequent speaker at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences. He has written articles for The Mathematics Teacher and CHANCE magazine. From 2004 to 2009, Daren served on the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability (which he chaired in 2009). While on the committee, he edited the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) pre-K–12 report and coauthored (with Roxy Peck) Making Sense of Statistical Studies, a capstone module in statistical thinking for high school students. Daren is also coauthor of the popular on-level text Statistics and Probability with Applications.
Dan Yates
Daniel S. Yates has taught Advanced Placement Statistics in the Electronic Classroom (a distance learning facility) affiliated with Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to high school teaching, he was on the mathematics faculty at Virginia Tech and Randolph-Macon College. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Florida State University. He has served as President of the Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Viriginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Named a Tandy Technology Scholar in 1997, Dan is a 2000 recipient of the College Board/Siemens Foundation Advanced Placement Teaching Award. Although recently retired from classroom teaching, he stays in step with trends in teaching by frequently conducting College Board workshops for new and experienced AP Statistics teachers and by monitoring and participating in the AP Statistics electronic discussion group. Dan is co-author of Statistics Through Applications, a popular textbook for non-AP* Statistics classes.
David S. Moore
David S. Moore is Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, at Purdue University and was 1998 president of the American Statistical Association. He received his AB from Princeton and his PhD from Cornell, both in mathematics. He has written many research papers in statistical theory and served on the editorial boards of several major journals. Professor Moore is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation.
In recent years, Professor Moore has devoted his attention to the teaching of statistics. He was the content developer for the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting college-level telecourse Against All Odds: Inside Statistics and for the series of video modules Statistics: Decisions through Data, intended to aid the teaching of statistics in schools. He is the author of influential articles on statistics education and of several leading texts. Professor Moore has served as president of the International Association for Statistical Education and has received the Mathematical Association of America’s national award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics.
Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| 2012
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
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Annotated Teacher's Edition- Chapter 3
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Teacher's "Titanium" Resource Binder for The Practice of Statistics
Josh Tabor | Fourth Edition | ©2012 | ISBN:9781429262590Formerly known as the Yellow Binder, Gold Binder, and Platinum Binder, the Fourth Edition Teacher’s Resource Binder (TRB) is named ...
Formerly known as the Yellow Binder, Gold Binder, and Platinum Binder, the Fourth Edition Teacher’s Resource Binder (TRB) is named “titanium” because it is much lighter but equally strong.
Many of the superb resources previously found in the Binder have been moved to the enhanced Annotated Teachers Edition. The Titanium Binder now includes: • A sample syllabus to provide a model for the AP audit.
• Duplication-ready Tables and Formula Sheets from the text.
• AP Free Response Question (FRQ) Summary.
• Three prepared quizzes for each section in the book.
• Three prepared tests for each chapter in the book with answer keys.
• Additional resources for each chapter that work in tandem with the ATE, including additional problems, materials for activities, rubrics for projects, review materials for the AP Exam, etc.
• TI-Nspire Activities written by Heather Overstreet, Staunton High School, VA—an extensive set of hands-on activities for teachers who use the TI-Nspire in their classes.
• AP Prep Flash Cards written by Erica Chauvet, Trinity High School, PA, using language taken directly from AP rubrics. These flash cards—an effective review tool for students—are ready to be duplicated and distributed. Many of the resources in the TRB are also included in the Teacher’s Resource CD.
• Duplication-ready Tables and Formula Sheets from the text.
• AP Free Response Question (FRQ) Summary.
• Three prepared quizzes for each section in the book.
• Three prepared tests for each chapter in the book with answer keys.
• Additional resources for each chapter that work in tandem with the ATE, including additional problems, materials for activities, rubrics for projects, review materials for the AP Exam, etc.
• TI-Nspire Activities written by Heather Overstreet, Staunton High School, VA—an extensive set of hands-on activities for teachers who use the TI-Nspire in their classes.
• AP Prep Flash Cards written by Erica Chauvet, Trinity High School, PA, using language taken directly from AP rubrics. These flash cards—an effective review tool for students—are ready to be duplicated and distributed. Many of the resources in the TRB are also included in the Teacher’s Resource CD.
Teacher's Resource CD-ROM for The Practice of Statistics
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore | Fourth Edition | ©2012 | ISBN:9781429262545The Fourth Edition Teacher’s Resource CD includes digital versions of many of the materials found in the key teacher’s supplemen...
The Fourth Edition Teacher’s Resource CD includes digital versions of many of the materials found in the key teacher’s supplements plus additional material, in a format that makes it easy for teachers to search and export materials by key term or chapter.
The TRCD includes:
• Jason Molesky’s Lecture PowerPoint Presentations.
• Image PowerPoints and JPEG Image Bank.
• The Teacher’s Solutions Manual (PDF format).
• Statistical Applets referenced in the Activities and Data Explorations in the textbook.
• Heather Overstreet’s TI-Nspire Activities (PDF format).
• Supplemental Chapters, with accompanying teacher’s resources, solutions, and other supplementary material (PDF format).
• Chapter 13. Analysis of Variance
• Chapter 14. Multiple Linear Regression
• Chapter 15. Logistic Regression
• Date files for the larger data sets in a variety of formats, including: TI-83/84, TI-89, TI-Nspire, Fathom, Minitab, Excel, ASCII.
Teacher's Solutions Manual for Practice of Statistics
Ann Cannon | Fourth Edition | ©2012 | ISBN:9781429262613The Teacher’s Solutions Manual includes complete, worked-out solutions to all problems in the text, including:
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The Teacher’s Solutions Manual includes complete, worked-out solutions to all problems in the text, including:
• Check Your Understanding
• Section Exercise Sets
• Chapter Exercise Sets
• Chapter Test
• Cumulative AP Tests Care has been taken to insure consistency with the language, notation, and terminology used in all of the resources for the textbook, including the Solutions Manual, mirror the style of the AP Exam.
• Check Your Understanding
• Section Exercise Sets
• Chapter Exercise Sets
• Chapter Test
• Cumulative AP Tests Care has been taken to insure consistency with the language, notation, and terminology used in all of the resources for the textbook, including the Solutions Manual, mirror the style of the AP Exam.
The Teacher's Resource Binder- Chapter 3
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Practice of Statistics
Fourth Edition| 2012
Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore
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