Via a commenter over at Small Pond Science, just discovered Project MOSAIC, an NSF-funded project to help teach introductory undergraduate mathematical modelling, statistics, and computation. Among other things, they’ve developed a very handy-looking R package called mosaic, which simplifies the use of R for basic statistical and modeling task, and alters the output in a way designed to be friendly and people new to both statistics and to R.
I’m very interested in this as I’m currently revising our intro biostats course. Have you used the mosaic package or other Project MOSAIC resources in your own teaching? If so, please chime in with advice in the comments, or drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org).