Statistical Reasoning in Sports

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Macmillan, Dec 23, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 656 pages
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Offering a unique and powerful way to introduce the principles of statistical reasoning, Statistical Reasoning in Sports features engaging examples and a student-friendly approach. Starting from the very first chapter, students are able to ask questions, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions using randomization tests. Is it harder to shoot free throws with distractions? We explore this question by designing an experiment, collecting the data, and using a hands-on simulation to analyze results. Completely covering the Common Core Standards for Probability and Statistics, Statistical Reasoning in Sports is an accessible and fun way to learn about statistics!



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CHAPTER 1 Exploring Categorical Data
CHAPTER 2 Comparing Two Proportions
CHAPTER 3 Investigating Independence
CHAPTER 4 Exploring Numerical Data
CHAPTER 5 Comparing Two Means or Two Medians
CHAPTER 6 Exploring Paired Data
CHAPTER 7 Exploring Measures of Variability
CHAPTER 8 Standardized Scores and Normal Distributions
CHAPTER 12 Multiple Regression
CHAPTER 13 Nonlinear Relationships
CHAPTER 14 Exploring Counting Rules and Probability
CHAPTER 15 Conditional Probability Expected Value and Strategy in Sports
Solutions to OddNumbered Exercises
Notes and Data Sources
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CHAPTER 9 Estimating ABILITY with Confidence Intervals
CHAPTER 10 Exploring Relationships Between Numerical Variables
CHAPTER 11 Using Relationships to Make Predictions
Standard Normal Probabilities Table

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Josh Tabor Josh has enjoyed teaching general and AP statistics to high school students for more than 15 years, most recently at his alma mater, Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson Arizona. In recognition of his outstanding work as an educator, Josh was named one of the five finalists for Arizona Teacher of the Year in 2011. He is a past member of the AP Statistics Development Committee (2005-2009) and an experienced Table Leader and Question Leader at the AP Statistics Reading and leads many one-week AP Summer Institutes and one-day College Board workshops around the country. Josh is the author of the Annotated Teachers Edition and Teacher’s Resource Binder for The Practice of Statistics 4/e (BFW Publishing, 2012). In addition to teaching and writing textbooks, Josh has co-authored a number of articles including "Statistics in the High School Mathematics Curriculum: Building Sound Reasoning Under Uncertain Conditions" with Richard Scheaffer (Mathematics Teacher, August 2008) and has been a columnist and member of the editorial board of STATS Magazine. Chris Franklin Chris Franklin is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator in Statistics at the University of Georgia and Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor (recognized as the UGA Outstanding Honors Professor 5 different years). She has been a recipient of the UGA’s Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award and UGA’s Arts and Sciences Sandy Beaver Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2008, Chris was inducted into the UGA Teaching Academy.She is the co-author of an Introductory Statistics textbook with Alan Agresti (Pearson 2012) and has published more than 50 journal articles. Chris was the lead writer for the American Statistical Association Pre-K-12 Guidelines for the Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Framework. She is a sought-after speaker on statistics education at the Pre K-12 and undergraduate levels.  Chris is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and has served many years at the national and state level working in statistics education which includes the development and writing of standards in statistics for K-12. She completed her term serving as the AP Statistics Chief Reader in July 2009. Chris was honored in 2006 with the Mu Sigma Rho National Statistical Education Award for her teaching and lifetime devotion to statistics education.

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