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Useful subject matter
Excellent curriculum (one of the better AP tests)
Teacher with professional applied stats background
financial markets (my mortgage industry experience)
symbiotic relationship to the computer age
computer intelligence--spam filters, MP3's, speech recognition, search
The math is fairly simple. Computers and calculators do much of the work.
Typical problem is a word problem. Interpret the problem, choose the appropriate statistical technique, interpret the results.
Four general topics: data description (Mickey Mouse); experimental design (terminology and common sense); probability (mathematical logic); statistical inference (probability, procedures, and terminology)