A Pathway to Introductory Statistics, 2nd edition
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Overview
A Pathway to Introductory Statistics helps you reason statistically, get familiar with statistical vocabulary and get comfortable working with authentic data sets.
Published by Pearson (August 25th 2020)  Copyright © 2021
ISBN13: 9780136880967
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Pathways
Table of contents
1. Performing Operations and Evaluating Expressions
1.1 Variables, Constants, Plotting Points, and Inequalities
1.2 Expressions
1.3 Operations with Fractions and Proportions; Converting Units
1.4 Absolute Value and Adding Real Numbers
1.5 Change in a Quantity and Subtracting Real Numbers
1.6 Ratios, Percents, and Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
1.7 Exponents, Square Roots, Order of Operations, and Scientific Notation
HandsOn Projects: Stocks Project
2. Designing Observational Studies and Experiments
2.1 Simple Random Sampling
2.2 Systematic, Stratified, and Cluster Sampling
2.3 Observational Studies and Experiments
HandsOn Projects: Survey about Proportions Project; Online Report Project
3. Constructing Graphical and Tabular Displays of Data
3.1 Frequency Tables, Relative Frequency Tables, and Bar Graphs
3.2 Pie Charts and TwoWay Tables
3.3 Dotplots, Stemplots, and TimeSeries Plots
3.4 Histograms
3.5 Misleading Graphical Displays of Data
HandsOn Projects: CriticalThinking Project
4. Summarizing Data Numerically
4.1 Measures of Center
4.2 Measures of Spread
4.3 Boxplots
HandsOn Projects: Comparison Shopping of Cars Project
5. Computing Probabilities
5.1 Meaning of Probability
5.2 Complement and Addition Rules
5.3 Conditional Probability and the Multiplication Rule for Independent Events
5.4 Discrete Random Variables
5.5 Finding Probabilities for a Normal Distribution
5.6 Finding Values of Variables for Normal Distributions
HandsOn Projects: Heights of Adults Project
6. Constructing Scatterplots and Drawing Linear Models
6.1 Scatterplots
6.2 Determining the Four Characteristics of an Association
6.3 Modeling Linear Associations
HandsOn Projects: Climate Change Project
Linear Sketch Project: Topic of Your Choice 421
7. Graphing Equations of Lines and Linear Models; Rate of Change
7.1 Graphing Equations of Lines and Linear Models
7.2 Rate of Change and Slope of a Line
7.3 Using Slope to Graph Equations of Lines and Linear Models
7.4 Functions
HandsOn Projects: Climate Change Project; Workout Project
8. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities to Make Predictions
8.1 Simplifying Expressions
8.2 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
8.3 Solving Linear Equations to Make Predictions
8.4 Solving Formulas and Evaluating Summation Notation
8.5 Solving Linear Inequalities to Make Predictions
9. Finding Equations of Linear Models
9.1 Using Two Points to Find an Equation of a Line
9.2 Using Two Points to Find an Equation of a Linear Model
9.3 Linear Regression Model
HandsOn Projects: Climate Change Project; Golf Ball Project;
Linear Project: Topic of Your Choice
10. Using Exponential Models to Make Predictions
10.1 Integer Exponents
10.2 Rational Exponents
10.3 Graphing Exponential Models
10.4 Using Two Points to Find an Equation of an Exponential Model
10.5 Exponential Regression Model
HandsOn Projects: Cooling Water Project
Exponential Project: Topic of Your Choice
11. Logarithmic Functions (Online Only)
11.1 Composite Functions
11.2 Inverse Functions
11.3 Logarithmic Functions
11.4 Properties of Logarithms
11.5 Using the Power Property with Exponential Models to Make Predictions
11.6 More Properties of Logarithms
11.7 Natural Logarithms
Taking It to the Lab: China and India Populations Lab
Folding Paper Lab
Exponential/Logarithmic Lab: Topic of Your Choice
12. Systems of Linear Equations and Systems of Linear Inequalities (Online Only)
12.1 Using Graphs and Tables to Solve Systems
12.2 Using Substitution to Solve Systems
12.3 Using Elimination to Solve Systems
12.4 Using Systems to Model Data
12.5 Perimeter, Value, Interest, and Mixture Problems
12.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables: Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables: Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 8)
Sports Lab
Truck Lab
Chapter Summary
Key Points of Chapter 12
Appendices
A. Using A TI84 Graphing Calculator
B. Using StatCrunch
C. Standard Normal Distribution Table
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