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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.

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

•*What you’ll learn…*is a new feature at the beginning of each section that briefly highlights the learning objectives for the upcoming section.

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•*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

- *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...

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The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| ©2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

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**The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| 2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

This abridged and more focused introductory section provides students with an engaging, big picture view of what Statistics is all about.

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.

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.

1.3 Describing Quantitative Data with Numbers

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.

Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test

3.1 Scatterplots and Correlation

3.2 Least-Squares Regression

Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test

Several new data-based activities have been added to illustrate key concepts and to reinforce the connection between data production and data analysis.

The idea of a lurking variable and the concept of confounding are examined here.

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.

Greater emphasis has been placed on using simulation as a tool to estimate probability.

5.3 Conditional Probability and Independence

Note consolidation of Chapters 7 and 8 of TPS 3e into one chapter for TPS 4e.

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.

Decreased emphasis on algebraic properties of geometric random variables. Normal approximation to the binomial distribution is included as an optional topic.

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.

Increased focus on the shape, center, and spread of sampling distributions. Bias and variability are examined for a variety of statistics.

7.3 Sample Means

Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test

Note reversal of section order from previous edition in new Chapters 8, 9, and 10—proportions first to match sampling distributions chapter.

8.2 Estimating a Population Proportion

8.3 Estimating a Population Mean

Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test

The concepts of Type I error, Type II error, and power are discussed here.

9.3 Tests about a Population Mean

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.

10.2 Comparing Two Means

Chapter Review and AP Statistics Practice Test

11.2 Inference for Two-Way Tables

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.

**The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| 2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

**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*.

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.

**The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| 2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

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Formerly 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.

The 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.

The *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.

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**The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| 2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

**The Practice of Statistics**

Fourth Edition| 2012

Daren S. Starnes; Dan Yates; David S. Moore

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