"I have not been in this country very long, but I do know this. For a 16-year old, low-income Hispanic kid growing up in East Los Angeles, there are a lot of things that are dangerous. Calculus is not one of them." -- (Jaime Escalante)

Math History Tidbit:
The Greek Age of Reason extended from roughly 600 B.C. to 300 B.C. There was the realization that humans have intellect, and that through observation and experimentation, the human mind can discover truths. Mathematics became a useful tool in this discovery process. Greeks such as
Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Eratosthenes, Archimedes, and others began to develop this magnificent academic discipline in their attempts to understand the universe as they knew it.

Herkimer's Corner

When Herkimer was the captain of a ship, what did he say to the panhandler who tried to come on board?

Answer: "Beggars can't be cruisers."

Herky's friends:

JOE KERR...guy who likes to tell funny stories.

DINAH MITE...she has an explosive personality.

Reading: Prepare for test.

Exercise: Prepare for test.


Items for reflection:

A reminder that you can go to the SectionSummaries link where you can review important ideas and conceptsintroduced in Chapter 1 of our text.




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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