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Did You Know? Applications of Statistics

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Author:Ian Gordon; University of Melbourne, Australia
Description: Short stories about the application of statistics in different fields: Analysis of Gambling Strategies; Random surgical operations; TV phone-in polls; Was it the orange juice?; Sunlight and skin cancer; Fire-fighters cause damage?!; What was the question again?; German measles and birth defects; What makes surveys precise?; Counting German tanks in WW2; Tall parents have shorter children, on average; Whose turn is it to shuffle?

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Math Topics: Probability, Statistics

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