Balanced Approach: the text strikes a balance between computation, decision making, and conceptual understanding (as endorsed by the GAISE recommendations).
Personalized learning with MyMathLab® for School™: The online course provides users with countless opportunities to practice, plus resources and tools specific to statistics that enhance their experience and comprehension.
Stepped out instruction and guided learning build students’ knowledge and skills in statistics:
Where You’ve Been visual descriptions begin each chapter with real-life problems that show students how the chapter content fits into the bigger picture of statistics and connects to the topics learned in earlier chapters.
Where You’re Going features provide an overview of the chapter and explore concepts in the context of real-world settings.
What You Should Learn sections present learning objectives in everyday language.
Definitions and Formulas appear in easy-to-locate boxes. These are often followed by Guidelines that explain In Words and In Symbols how to apply the formula or understand the definition.
Margin Features reinforce understanding through Study Tips showing how to read a table, use technology, or interpret a result or a graph; Insights driving home important interpretations or connecting concepts; and Picturing the World real-life mini case studies illustrating important concepts in the section.
Solid review and assessment aids ensure mastery of the concepts before students move on in the text
Real-life and interactive features present statistics at work in the real world and show how statistics is relevant to students’ lives.
Examples and exercises tie the material to students’ lives. Approximately 40% of the more than 210 examples in this edition are new or revised.
Exercises:NEW! More than 2,300 exercises give students practice in performing calculations, making decision, providing explanations, and applying results to a real-life setting—including approximately 45% new or revised.
End-of-section exercises are divided into three parts: Building Basic Skills and Vocabulary, with short answer, true or false, and vocabulary exercises; Using Interpreting Concepts, with skill or word problems; and Extending Concepts that go beyond the material in the section to challenge students.
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