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Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics.  The goal of this project is to provide interactive, web-based resources for students and teachers of probability and statistics.  Dr. Kyle Siegrist, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has created this great site!
Minitab You can download a student version of Minitab here.  You can also "rent"  Minitab for a semester.  
Minitab Instructions These Minitab Instructions were written by Dr. Hans Engler for introductory statistics courses at Georgetown University.  They are written for Minitab 14.  
Statistical Inference on the TI-82/83/86/89/92+ This page shows how to use the TI-82, 83, 83+, 86, or 89 calculators to do typical statistical computations including computing descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, and p-values.  The site also contains programs suited for the TI-series calculators.  These materials were developed by Dr. David K. Neal, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101 USA: david.neal@wku.edu.
Info on the AP Statistics Exam Here you can download a pdf file that contains the complete course description for the AP Statistics Exam.
Tools for Teaching and Assessing Statistical Inference Created by Joan Garfield, Bob delMas, and Beth Chance, this website is the result of project funded by the NSF (Grant No.DUE-9752523 ) to develop and disseminate materials that help students learn core concepts underlying statistical inference. They have created instructional modules that use simulation software to help students understand abstract concepts such as sampling distribution, confidence interval, p-values, and power.
NCTM Website Here you can find information on the NCTM Standards for Probability and Statistics.  For your convenience, we have compiled a summary of the NCTM Standards related to probability and statistics
Cool Java applets   These are on Dr. Beth Chance's website at California Polytechnic State University.  Dr. Chance is a leader in the statistics education reform movement.    Check out the site http://www.rossmanchance.com/  for more information on her work with Dr. Alan Rossman (also of California Polytechnic State University).
Random Digits Sample Page A sample page from the table of random digits.
Robin Locke's Website

This site has many great links for teaching statistics including data sources, JAVA applets, and other instructor resources.  Robin Locke is a statistician and faculty member in the Mathematics Department at St. Lawrence University.

The Gallup Organization Website Yep, this is the site of the organization that conducts the "Gallup Polls" you hear about so often in the news.  Check it out!
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.  An independent opinion research group, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, that studies public attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues.  This site features poll analysis, reports available online, and a data archive where one can download Pew Research Center's datasets.
Society of Actuaries

Be An Actuary

Information on Actuaries (i.e. what is an actuary and what do they do?) can be found on these sites.