"It is hard to convince high school students that they will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry." -- (Edward G. Howe)

Math History Tidbit:

Mathematical Drought in Western World (500 - 1200):

There was little motivation to study the physical world in western civilization, as Europeans were trapped in primitive fundamentalism. However, Arabs and Hindus (shunned by the West) were making advancements in math and science. They set up libraries, observatories, and research institutes.

Herkimer's Corner

Why was Herkimer upset when his vacationing girl friend said that she hoped to see him pretty soon?

Answer: He thought he was pretty now.

Things Herky would like to know:
Why do banks charge you a non-sufficient funds fee on money that they already know you don't have?

Why are there five syllables in the word monosyllabic ?

Reading: Review, as necessary.

Exercises: As review, work on Quizzes 2.1A, 2.1B, 2.2A, 2.2B, 2.2C, and Test 2A. (Problems in these exercises will be the basis of the student-directed classroom activities at the next class meeting.)



Items for reflection:

The exercises listed above represent a thoroughreview of the concepts introduced in Chapter 2. Answers for thequizzes and test will be posted.





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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