Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Statistics before calculus... really?

Arthur Benjamin -- a math teacher -- posits that calculus, as the pinnacle of the mathematics pyramid is the wrong goal. Rather, it should be statistics. He profers that statistics are the math of daily living: randomness, uncertaintly, risk, reward, even games! It's the math we communicate with more often than calculus (even if many use calculus in daily living and don't know they are doing so)

Here's his argument in less than 3 minutes:

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