I Cleaned Out My Office!

I Cleaned Out My Office!

I’ve been cleaning out my office the past couple of months, and this week I came across these resources that may be of use to someone out there - especially teaching statistics, pre-calculus, or calculus! Article - “Why You Should Read That Whole Text Book Right Now” "Don't put it off. You should read that textbook now—or you're not getting your money's worth out of your education." StatisticsArticle - “Overconfident Students, Dubious Employers”Link to Article | Probability Activity“A new study identifies the gaps between graduates' views of their skills and the views of those who hire them.”Article - “Investing In A World Of Unknown Future Outcomes: The Benefits Of Equal Weighting”Link to Article | Probability ActivityHeads and Tails DataData used to find the probability of at least three heads in five tosses of a fair coin by simulation.Learning Styles DataData from two groups (Class A and Class B) on their learning styles (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)Binomial Probabilities HandoutWhen to use the Probability Density Function...
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Distribution of my Facebook Friends’ Names

The other day I was talking with my friend Matt, and he said to me that he thought I knew a lot of people with names starting with “J.” I thought that was a bit strange, but started looking through my Facebook Friends list out of curiosity, and sure enough, Matt was right. The distribution of my Facebook Friends’ Names is below: Then he claimed that he felt that most of my friend’s names began with a “J.” As you can see, the highest is “J” with 43, followed by “S – 35,” “M – 32,” “D – 31,” and “R – 30.” And if your name starts with a “U” or an “X,” I’m likely not to be your friend. So, I wanted to test Matt’s hypothesis that most of my friend’s names start with a “J.” H0: the proportion of my friend’s names that start with a “J” is 0.5 H1: the proportion of my friend’s names that start with a “J”...
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