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Data Analysis and Probability Connections Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

ISBN-10: 0131449222

ISBN-13: 9780131449220

Edition: 2007

Authors: Debra A. Perkowski, Michael Perkowski, University of Missouri School of Journalism Staff

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For future middle school math teachers. Part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the quality of mathematics and science teaching in grades K-12, this new text helps future teachers connect their college-level statistics to topics in standards-based middle school mathematics curricula. Designed to promote active learning, Data Analysis and Probability Connections models the student-centered approach recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Other titles in the Prentice Hall Connections in Mathematics Courses for Teachers include: 1. Geometry Connections: Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 2. Algebra Connections: Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 3. Data and Probability Connections: Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 4. Calculus Connections: Mathematics for Middle School Teachers
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Book details

List price: $117.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
List of Figures
Elements of Statistics
Getting Started
Types of Data
Organizing and Displaying Data
Displaying Categorical Data
Displaying Quantitative Data
Misleading Graphs
Describing Data with Numbers
Measures of Center
Measures of Spread
Measures of Position
Box-and-Whisker Plots
Data with Two Variables
Scatter Plots and Correlation
Pearson's Correlation Coefficient
Slopes and Equations of Fitted Lines
The Least Squares Line
The Median-Median Line
Probability
What Is Probability?
Outcomes and Events
Basic Probability Rules
Conditional Probability and Independence
Multiplication Rules
Geometric Probability
Counting Techniques
The Multiplication Principle or the Fundamental Counting Principle
Permutations
Combinations
Mixed Counting Problems
Random Variables and Probability Distributions
What Is a Random Variable?
The Mean of a Random Variable
Variance and Standard Deviation
Binomial Random Variables
The Normal Curve
Normal Approximations
Distributions from Random Samples
Random Sampling
The Distribution of Sample Means
The Distribution of Sample Proportions
Estimating with Confidence
Confidence Intervals for Proportions
Confidence Intervals for Means
Sample Size
Testing Hypotheses
What Is a Hypothesis Test?
Tests about Proportions
The P-Value for a Test
Tests about Means
Some Final Thoughts
Glossary
References
Answers and Hints for Odd Numbered Exercises
Photo Credits
Index