SCHEMATYC: Statistical Content
Helping to Empower Mathematicians at TwoYear Colleges 

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SCHEMATYC? The materials are free to the public and are intended to serve as an learning resource for twoyear college instructors who wish to study introductory statistics. 

SCHEMATYC
COURSE June 4September 10, 2012 This online course covers the essentials of introductory statistics at a level aimed at instructors, not students. We assume instructors have a background in mathematics and/or a related field, and some explanations and material are aimed at those with experience in mathematics and sciences and so are not suitable for students. The course was strongly inspired by the American Statistical Association's Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education, guidelines which are consistent with the Common Core statistics strand and with many fouryear colleges and universities articulation agreements. The online materials are intended to assist learners. They are not intended to replace a textbook but, instead, to augment a textbook. Your instructor for the course will facilitate discussions and provide additional assignments that will help you teach this datacentric course at your own college. Required Software Please purchase Fathom, which is the software we will use. Although this software is required, it is possible to use another statistical software package (but NOT a TI calculator), although we cannot provide instruction. The student edition (for about $40) is sufficient. Required Text: Please purchase (or have on hand) one (only one!) of the following: Agresti & Franklin, Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data (2nd Edition) De Veaux, Velleman, Bock: Intro Stats (3rd Ed) Gould & Ryan, Introductory Statistics: exploring the World Through Data Peck & Devore, The Exploration & Analysis of Data Utts & Heckard: Mind on Statistics OpenIntro Statistics A free, opensource textbook project. All of these books will support the material in this course. Optional Text: Freedman, Pisani & Purves: Statistics (4th Edition). This is a fun book to read, although students find it quite a struggle. Still, for those with some exposure to the topic, it is quite entertaining and enlightening, but with some very difficult questions/problems! Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree. Participants should either be currently teaching a twoyear college introductory statistics course or have taught one recently.
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Advisory Board Robert Gould, UCLA Dept. of
Statistics, CoPI
