"The science of pure mathematics, in its modern developments, may claim to be the most original creation of the human spirit."  (Alfred North Whitehead, 18611947))

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Reading: Chapter Review (pages 5153). Exercises 1.52. 1.53. In each exercise. put the data into a calculator list and get all of the statistics produced by 1Var Stats. Also, use your calculator to produce box plots and histograms for the data. Sketch these neatly on your homework paper. Write a few intelligent statements relating to your observations.

You are in a summary section for Chapter 1(Sections 1.1 and 1.2).
Make sure you get a good grasp on the concepts ofstandard deviation and variance. The section summary for Section 1.2highlights these and other important concepts.
Shape of data is important: ALWAYS PLOT YOUR DATA.
For distributions that are roughly symmetric:Mean and standard deviation are useful indices.
For distributions that are skewed, mean and standard deviationare less useful. The fivenumber summary presents a better overallpicture.
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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)