"Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty" -- (Archimedes, ca 287 B.C. - 212 B.C.)

Math History Tidbit:

Hrotswitha of Gandersheim (935 - 1000): The first British woman mathematician of record, Hrotswitha was a Benedictine nun. She made efforts to educate women in mathematics and science. Hrotswitha's ideas about astronomy predated those of Nicholas Copernicus and Isaac Newton by about 500 years. She developed ideas relating to the concept of gravity and did not hold the popular belief that Earth was the center of the universe.

Herkimer's Corner

When Herkimer was a school principal, what was his rule regarding miniskirts?

Answer: The thighs the limit.

Herky's friends:

AUNT CHOVIE... a relative who likes fish on her pizza.

ELLA VADER...she likes to go up and down between floors in tall buildings.


Reading: Section 4.3, pages 215 - 226, including SUMMARY on pages 213 - 214.

Exercises: 4.22, 4.23, 4.24, 4.32, 4.37, 4.40 (If you wish, you can respond neatly in your textbook.)

Items for reflection:

You are in Section 4.3

If you go to the Statistics Home Page and link tothe WRITINGS section, you will find a short article on Simpson'sParadox. I suggest taking a look at it.




The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0-7167-3370-6)

Supplemental books:
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0-06-273102-5)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 0-393-09426-X)

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