Teach statistics before calculus! Who agree?

Someone always asks the math teacher, “Am I going to use calculus in real life?” And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no.

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He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.

 

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Data visualization of HIV’s complex risk factors

HIVHans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world’s deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic.

 

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Yes you should smile more & we have research to prove it :-)

There is a saying that goes like this, “smile a while and give your face a rest” – now, we have science to verify the validity of this statement :-). Below, Ron Gutman reviews several research studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results.

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  1. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live?
  2. Did you know that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?

Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behaviour. After watching this video, we hope you will smile even more!

 

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How juries are fooled by statistics

Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics — and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.

Statistical Analysis of TEDTalks: Fun Stats [Video]

TedTalk statisticsSebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TEDTalk” based on user ratings. How do you rate it?

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