Features and Benefits

Personalize learning with MyMathLab® for School.

MyMathLab® for School is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Empower any student to apply and interpret Statistics procedures, getting to statistical understanding faster

  • EXPANDED! The extensive exercise sets in MyMathLab for School are expanded in the 13th Edition, and they are now mapped more closely to student learning outcomes. This ensures exercise coverage where instructors need it and makes it easier to track students’ progress by objective.
  • NEW! Technology-specific instructional videos mapped to specific examples and exercises provide students with just-in-time technology instruction to run key statistical procedures with TI-83/84, Excel, and StatDisk.
  • UPDATED! Chapter Review Videos provide an updated review video to help students understand key chapter concepts and examples.
  • UPDATED! Section Lecture Videos feature author Marty Triola working through examples and elaborating on key objectives of the chapter.
  • Animated flow charts from the book break down complicated problems. New question types for these flow charts make it easy for instructors to assign these as homework, ensuring that students are making the most of this tool to build understanding.
  • Chapter Test Videos are available for each chapter test problem in complete, worked-out video solutions either solved by hand, using the TI-84C, or StatCrunch®.
  • StatTalk Videos from Statistician Andrew Vickers present statistical concepts through a series of fun, brief, real-world examples that explain the concepts of statistics in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, and can be enjoyed by students of all levels. All 24 videos are now available in MyMathLab for School, accompanied by assignable questions and an Instructor's Guide. Preview available at www.pearsonhighered.com.
  • For students who are underprepared, a Getting Ready exercise set allows instructors to ensure students are demonstrating mastery and getting ample practice in the prerequisites before beginning the course.
  • MyMathLab for School Accessibility: MyMathLab for School is compatible with the JAWS screen reader, and enables multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank and free-response problem-types to be read, and interacted with via keyboard controls and math notation input. MyMathLab for School also works with screen enlargers, including ZoomText, MAGic®, and SuperNova. And all MyMathLab for School videos accompanying texts with copyright 2009 and later have closed captioning. More information on this functionality is available at http://mystatlab.com/accessibility.

Engage students through real data and built-in statistical software

  • UPDATED! Real-World Data Examples, extensively updated for the 13th Edition,help understand how statistics applies to everyday life. In MyMathLab for School, all data sets are available for easy download for any statistical software and, where appropriate, auto-graded exercises use similar data sets so that students get hands-on practice with the interpretation of real data.
  • StatCrunch: MyMathLab for School integrates the web-based statistical software, StatCrunch, within the online assessment platform so that students can easily analyze data sets from exercises and the text. In addition, MyMathLab for School includes access to www.StatCrunch.com, a vibrant online community where users can access tens of thousands of shared data sets, create and conduct online surveys, perform complex analyses using the powerful statistical software, and generate compelling reports.
  • NEW! StatCrunch Question Library makes it easy to assign projects or exercises that enable students to use the statistical software to analyze robust and engaging data sets. Designed for maximum flexibility, instructors can assign a capstone project in MyMathLab for School by selecting multiple assignments related to a single data set; or they can assign exercises by topic across multiple data sets. By incorporating opportunities for in-depth data analysis into MyMathLab for School assignments, students see how they can explore a data set from many angles, to tell stories and make decisions.

Support students as they learn to use statistical software, to save valuable class time and prepare them for their future careers--whatever they may be

  • NEW! Tech-Specific Video Tutorials are short, topical videos that address how to use varying technologies to complete exercises.
  • When working any exercise that includes a data set, students can export that data easily in a single click, which minimizes their time doing data entry and keeps their focus on solving the problem.
  • EXPANDED! Tech Assumed Questions in MyMathLab for School: Exercises marked with a "-T" assume the use of technology throughout the exercise and accompanying learning aids, and those marked with “-E” assume the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • A "Tech Help" button gives access to Technology Tutorial videos for all MyMathLab for School exercises that require it. These videos are appropriate for any software.
  • Software output screens include displays from StatCrunch, Minitab, TI-83/84, and Excel to illustrate exercises and examples where appropriate.
  • Technology Answers are now included where they differ from by-hand computations.
  • Accompanying Technology Manuals contain detailed tutorial instructions and worked-out examples and exercises for many technologies, including TI-83/84 and 89 calculators and Excel.

About the Book

Engage students through real data

  • UPDATED! Real data: More than any other statistics author, Marty Triola is committed to integrating real data into the text with >90% of all examples, exercises, and problems using real data. In the 13th Edition, the vast majority of these are new or updated (81% of exercises; 73% of examples; 93% of chapter problems), to make the course as current as possible so that it is easier for instructors to connect with their students.
  • Chapter-opening problems use real data to engage students and are revisited within the chapter, while chapter overviews clearly state each chapter's objectives.
  • EXPANDED! Data sets help students gain statistical literacy and teach them to apply the same methodology and thought processes used by professional statisticians. Larger data sets are integrated in the 13th Edition, giving students critical experience that aligns with what they are likely to do in their future careers--whatever they may be. These are in MyMathLab for School, and in Appendix B of the text.
  • An increased emphasis on interpreting results, rather than simply obtaining answers, helps students develop statistical literacy and, where appropriate, arrive at practical conclusions. Worked examples in the text model this approach.
  • From Data to Decision capstone problems require students to interpret and analyze data to make an informed decision.
  • Margin Essays are designed to highlight real-world topics and foster student interest.

Empower any student to apply and interpret Statistics procedures, getting to statistical understanding faster

  • NEW! Chapter Objectives: All chapters now begin with a list of key learning goals for that chapter. This helps students focus their studies while also providing instructors more flexibility when they design their course.
  • NEW! Your Turn feature in many examples directs students to a relevant exercise so that they can immediately apply what they just learned from the example.
  • The flexible organization allows instructors to cover the basics of correlation and regression early in the course if they wish, and scale coverage of probability as needed to address their unique course needs.
  • Flowcharts throughout the text simplify and clarify complex concepts and procedures.
  • Top 20 Topics highlight the most important topics in the text. Students using MyMathLab for School have access to additional resources for learning these topics with definitions, animations, and video lessons.
  • Chapter Reviews summarize the key concepts and topics.
  • Robust exercise sets give instructors maximum flexibility when creating their assignments.
    • Review Exercises give students varied practice on chapter concepts and procedures.
    • Cumulative Review Exercises help students synthesize the material from previous chapters.
    • Quick Quizzes at the end of the chapter give students a quick review of the important concepts in the chapter.
    • Technology Collaborativeprojects provide further opportunities for hands-on practice and group work.
  • The Student Workbook is an optional print resource that offers additional examples, concept exercises, and vocabulary exercises for each chapter. Full solutions are available for instructors.

Support students as they learn to use statistical software, to save valuable class time and prepare them for their future careers--whatever they may be

  • Using Technology subsections include instructions for STATDISK®, Minitab®, Excel®, or a TI-83/84 Plus® calculator within the text. Book-specific technology manuals are also available as valuepack options and include tutorial instructions, worked-out examples, and more.
  • EXPANDED! Extensive resources in MyMathLab for School provide interactive, visual tools built in at the text-, chapter-, and exercise-level, so students get just-in-time help they need when learning to use statistical software. See MyMathLab for School information for more details, including information about the new Tech-Specific Video Tutorials that address how to use varying technologies to complete exercises.
  • STATDISK is an extensive statistical software package designed specifically for this text. STATDISK is available with every new copy of the book, and is also available from www.statdisk.org.
  • NEW! A Tech Center with improved technology instructions, supported by custom instructional videos and downloadable content, is available on the student resource web site (http://www.pearsonhighered.com/triola).