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Dont worry! Unless youve taken Probability and Statistics, the chances of you being able to answer that question correctly are less than 20%.

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Heres another statistic… One state that banned texting while driving found there was an increase in the number of vehicle accidents involving texting while driving. (Whats up with that?)

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And another…

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Whats your FAVORITE statistic???

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He said WHAT??

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We are bombarded by statistics at every turn... whether on the internet, radio, TV, newspaper or other media. Its true!

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Just a bunch of numbers – right?

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What do the numbers tell us?

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More importantly, what do the numbers NOT tell us?

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In Probability and Statistics, we collect, describe, analyze and make predictions from statistics. We look at the story behind the numbers....the who, what, when, where, why and how the data was collected.

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We look at causation..... affect another?Does one factor

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Causation..... Did you know that data from a national study showed that the number of drowning incidents increases as the consumption of ice cream increases?

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Is Mr. Rochon right?

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Did you know that data from a national study showed that the number of drowning incidents increases as the consumption of ice cream increases? Did they make that up? Is Mr. Rochon right?

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Did you know that data from a national study showed that the number of drowning incidents increases as the consumption of ice cream increases? Did they make that up? Is Mr. Rochon right? No! The data was collected in the SUMMER!

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What else SHOULD you know about Probability and Statistics?

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Its a semester course. Students can take Discrete Math the other semester.

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What else SHOULD you know about Probability and Statistics? Its a semester course. Students can take Discrete Math the other semester. It is an introductory course to college Statistics- yes, youll probably have to take Statistics in college!

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What else SHOULD you know about Probability and Statistics? Its a semester course. Students can take Discrete Math the other semester. It is an introductory course to college Statistics- yes, youll probably have to take Statistics in college! The prerequisite for the course is Algebra 2

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Sooo…whats the probability that youll sign up for Probability and Statistics?

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Sooo…whats the probability that youll sign up for Probability and Statistics? We hope its 100%!!

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