"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)
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. 
Answer: He thought he was pretty now. Things Herky would like to know: 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 studentdirected classroom activities at the next class meeting.)

The exercises listed above represent a thoroughreview of the concepts introduced in Chapter 2. Answers for thequizzes and test will be posted.
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Text:
The Practice of Statistics, by Yates, Moore, McCabe. New York,W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999. (ISBN 0716733706)
Supplemental books:
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Gonick and Smith. NewYork, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. (ISBN 0062731025)
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff. New York, W.W.Norton & Company, 1982 (ISBN 039309426X)