Learning List has reviewed Pearson’s Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in high school statistics courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes a variety of resources housed in Pearson’s “MyLab™” online platform. Instruction is algebra-based and emphasizes the importance of statistics in real-world contexts and the practical applications of skills.Statistics

Elementary Statistics begins with a preface that describes the course’s resources, including those found in MyStatLab and a short “How to Study Statistics” feature that provides a set of study strategies. MyStatLab contains an “Orientation” and “Getting Ready for Statistics” activities that are not included in the text. Elementary Statistics text-based content is organized in four parts: (1) Descriptive Statistics, (2) Probability and Probability Distributions, (3) Statistical Inference, and (4) More Statistical Inference. [Read More…]

Parts are made up of chapters that include a “Uses and Abuses” article that discusses the use of statistics in a variety of real-world contexts and the ethical implications of such use. Case studies and real-world examples help students understand the applications of statistics. “Picturing the World” margin notes provide short descriptions and related critical thinking questions that address the use of statistics in day-to-day contexts (e.g., predicting the occupancy of vehicles crossing a suspension bridge). Each chapter ends with a summary, a set of review exercises, a quiz, a practice test, and activities that allow students to apply statistics in real-world situations and use technology tools.

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