In statistics and probability for the pre-algebra level, we’ll cover stem and leaf plots, histograms, box and whisker plots, and scatter plots. By the time you're done here, you'll know how to set up your own statistical study and analyze the results.
We’ll also cover the basics of probability – think: cards, dice, or the odds of having a snow day come to your rescue when you forgot to do your homework.
Like taking risks? Winning at games? Persuading others to see your side of the argument? Then you, friend, will love probability and statistics. These tools are your mathematical magic 8-ball and can help you predict the future.
Statistics are famous for their ability to be twisted in ways that best support someone's argument to their liking. Just check out this quote from one of our favorite philosophers...
"You can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forty percent of all people know that." - Homer Simpson