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Chances Are: Making Probability and Statistics Fun to Learn and Easy to Teach

Chances Are: Making Probability and Statistics Fun to Learn and Easy to Teach

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  • ISBN-13: 9781882664351
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 1998
  • Pages: 164 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.41 x 10.98 x 8.58 inches

Overview

Do you avoid teaching probability and statistics because the subjects seem confusing and complex? Are you less than sure about your knowledge of the topics?

Let Chances Are take you and your students on a fun and exciting mathematical journey none of you will ever forget! Filled with easy-to-understand explanations and creative activities, this book offers teachers a simple method for teaching probability and statistics in an enjoyable way. This book can serve as an introduction for any beginner, from gifted and advanced students in upper elementary school, to high school students needing enrichment or preparation for Advanced Placement Statistics or future college courses.

From helping to win a card game, to making life-or-death medical decisions, the uses of probability and statistics are virtually endless. For teachers of elementary students, the book offers simple, hands-on lessons and activities about probability and basic statistics. For teachers of older students, advanced statistical concepts are discussed and activities are provided. Reviewers have found the book's level to be appropriate for a wide range of ages, from fourth graders to postsecondary students.

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