Co-Requisite Remediation

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Here is an interesting study completed within the City University of New York system on co-requisite remediation. They compared three groups using a randomized trial - Elementary Algebra students, Elementary Algebra with Supplemental Instruction, Elementary Statistics with Supplemental Instruction.  The 721 participants were randomly assigned to one of those three groups.  Guess what?  The pass rates for the courses were as follows:

  • Elementary Algebra:  39%
  • Elementary Algebra with SI: 45%
  • Statistics with SI: 56%

Read about the study here.

The Sullivan Statistics series offers an Introductory Statistics text with Integrated Review.  The Integrated Review content is based on Sullivan's popular Developmental Mathematics series.

USCOTS 2017

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Consider attending the premier statistics education conference.  The United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania May 18 – 20, 2017.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Show Me The Data!”.   Click here for more details.

Fundamentals of Statistics

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The latest version of Fundamentals of Statistics is now available. Here are some of the new and exciting features of the text.

Videos The suite of videos available with this edition has been extensively updated. Featuring the author and George Woodbury, there are both instructional videos that develop statistical concepts and example videos. Most example videos have both by-hand solutions and technology solutions (where applicable). In addition, each Chapter Test problem has video solutions available.
Retain Your Knowledge A new problem type. The Retain Your Knowledge problems occur periodically at the end of section exercises. These problems are meant to assist students in retaining skills learned earlier in the course so that the material is fresh for the final exam.
Big Data Problems Data is ubiquitous today. The ability to collect data from a variety of sources has resulted in very large data sets. While analysis of data sets with tens of thousands of observations with thousands of variables is not practical at the introductory level, it is important for students to analyze data sets with more than fifty observations. These problems are marked with a

icon and the data is available at www.pearsonhighered.com/sullivanstats.
Technology Help in MyStatLab Problems in MyStatLab that may be analyzed using statistical packages now have  an updated technology help feature. Marked with a

icon, this features provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain results using StatCrunch, TI-84 Plus/TI-84 Plus C, and Excel.
Instructor Resource Guide The Instructor Resource Guide provides an overview of the chapter. It also details points to emphasize within each section and suggestions for presenting the material. In addition, the guide provides examples that may be used in the classroom.

For more information visit the Pearson website.