Understanding the Numbers

From PHD Comics, an excellent explanation of why the K12 math curriculum should include annual healthy doses of basic statistics.

And it’s simple enough for even those back-to-basics types who believe we can’t possibly teach math concepts until we’ve drilled any possible interest in mathematics right out of the kids.

Actually, any adult claiming to be a “journalist” should be required to display proof they’ve taken a basic stat course.

1 Comments Understanding the Numbers

  1. Andrew B. Watt

    As an educator, I regularly find myself pounding desks in frustration that I didn’t take a basic statistics course, or push myself to learn that field of mathematics. It’s clear I need it.

    Someday I’ll take a summer to learn it. Maybe this one. But maybe not.


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