Lesson 28 — Statistics

Statistics are sets of mathematical equations that are used to analyze what is happening in the world around us. You've heard that today we live in the Information Age where we understand a great deal about the world around us. Much of this information was determined mathematically by using statistics. When used correctly, statistics tell us any trends in what happened in the past and can be useful in predicting what may happen in the future.

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In this lesson, you will:

  • learn how to calculate the measures of central tendency
  • learn how to calculate simple probability
  • learn about statistics in the real world

Key Terms for this lesson:

  • statistics
  • measures of central tendency
  • mean
  • median
  • mode
  • simple probability