This PreStatistics course is specifically designed to fulfill the need for a corequisite or prerequisite to Introductory Statistics or the first part of a Statway course. Each section in each chapter is broken down into specific objectives containing the following general structure:
- A screencast video discusses the content of the objective and provides illustrations of the objective.
- At least one example of the topic of the objective. Some examples have video solutions for student use.
- A block of four-to-eight Quick Check Exercises following the example for students to practice. Some of these Quick Check Exercises have screencast video solutions. These are additional to each section’s end-of-section exercise set.
PreStatistics includes a unique Problem Solving Method to prepare students for the word problems and critical-thinking skills necessary for Introductory Statistics.
Statistics is a data-driven discipline, so in PreStatistics we prepare students by using real data in many examples and exercises. All real-data examples and exercises are sourced to encourage student motivation, interest and currency for future applications in Statistics.
In addition, we have created a PreStatistics map to enable the use of this course as a corequisite, prerequisite or Statway course with any of our Introductory Statistics courses. Each are broken down by learning objective, so you can easily model your PreStatistics course to provide the optimal learning experience for your students.
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PreStatistics’ objective-based format enables instructors to teach any topic when it’s best for their class. We also provide corequisite guides that pair PreStatistics with our top Introductory Statistics titles to help with class planning.
This course is ideally suited for any content delivery method: traditional class, online, hybrid/blended or flipped. Screencast videos for each objective, video solutions for some examples, and screencast video solutions for many of the Quick Check Exercises immediately following examples strengthen students’ ability to learn in your selected class model.
Nearly 500 videos enable students to select topics that match their interests.
- SCREENCAST VIDEOS
For each objective in the text, there is a brief screencast video for student use that explains the objective.
- EXAMPLE VIDEO SOLUTIONS
These videos show an author at a blackboard working out the solution to the example, typical of what one would see in any classroom. By providing the answer to an example that has a video solution, a student can try the example on their own, see if they get the correct answer and opt to watch the video solution if they are unsuccessful.
- QUICK-CHECK EXERCISE VIDEOS
Following almost every example in the text are a block of Quick Check Exercises. These exercises are designed for the student to immediately practice the concept presented in the example. This type of immediate practice can help students master the concept and provide some level of confidence before hitting the traditional end-of-section exercises.
- WATCH IT VIDEOS
Visual learners gain from step-by-step instruction with short, engaging videos.
STEP-BY-STEP WORLD PROBLEMS
Since Statistics is a word-problem driven discipline, PreStatistics prepares students by introducing a three-step problem-solving process:
- Understand the Situation
Entails identifying the method to use for a given word problem.
- Perform the Mathematics
Uses acquired mathematical skills to find a numerical result.
- Interpret the Result
Asks the student to write a concluding sentence that conveys the meaning of the numerical answer within the context of the example.