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# MATH200/ME50, Statistics

Fall 2015, T 6:30–9:20, room 283A (Stan Brown)

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### Chapter 1: Statistics!

#### Optional extras

• Excel and your calculator generate pseudo-random numbers, but Random.org has lots of true random number generators, including numbers, coin flips, and dice rolls.

### Chapter 2: Graphing Your Data

#### Optional extras

• The Joy of Stats video: Hans Rosling shows lots of great ways to present data. Don’t miss the segment “200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes”, also available separately.
• Just for fun: Self Description — self-referential graphs.
• The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen video: Hans Rosling uses descriptive stats to explode the myth of First World and Third World.
• MATH200A Program part 1 can be used to make histograms.
• ticalc.org has five programs to make pie charts. Though I haven't evaluated them in depth, PIEGRAPH.ZIP looks most interesting based on the screen shots.
• STEMLEAF.ZIP (1 KB) is a TI-83/84 program that makes stemplots.

### Chapter 7: Normal Distributions

#### Optional extras

• What is a normal distribution? by Steve Simon gives an overview with diagrams. Near the bottom of the page there’s a downloadable spreadsheet that draws normal distributions.

### Chapter 8: How Samples Vary

#### Optional extras

• The Behavior of the Sample Mean by Gerald Dallal — pictures show how sample means are distributed and why that distribution is different from the shape of the population.