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7 Common Graphs in Statistics

Graphs help statisticians to visualize data. But not all graphs are created equally. Different situations call for different depictions of data. Learn more about seven of the most common graphs in statistics, and when you should use them.

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Slopes in Statistics

Sunday March 30, 2014

The slope of a straight line tells us how steep the line is, and can be calculated by dividing the rise of the line by its run. The are many forms for the equation of a line, but in statistics the slope-intercept form is used most often. Although working directly with this type of equation is first encountered in algebra, it is good to have a good handle on the basics of straight lines. Straight lines occur in statistics when working with least-squares regression lines. The slope of the regression line is a quantity that can be analyzed statistically.

What's New at Statistics.About.com?

Saturday March 29, 2014

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Calculus and Statistics

Tuesday February 25, 2014
No matter what area of upper level mathematics that you're studying, it's important to have a good handle on calculus. There are many instances when mathematical statistics uses calculus directly or indirectly to prove statements. Below are a few articles related to calculus and statistics:

Statistics and Probability Classroom Activities

Thursday January 30, 2014
Calling all teachers. If you're looking for a way to incorporate hands-on classroom activities with statistics and probability, here are a few ideas:

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