Abstract / Synopsis
Mathematics and statistics are both important and useful subjects, but the former has maintained prominence in the American education system. On the other hand, statistics is more prevalent in daily life and is an increasingly marketable subject to know. This article gives a personal history of one mathematician’s bumpy road to learning and teaching statistics. Additionally, arguments for how and why to include statistics in the K-12 and college curricula are provided.
Mindy B. Capaldi, "Mathematics Versus Statistics," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 9 Issue 2 (July 2019), pages 149-156. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201902.10. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol9/iss2/10