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This article explores how statistics can be interpreted in different ways to yield different conclusions. It describes the outcome and discussion of two class activities. In the first, the results are interpreted to "show" that taking a group rather than an individual perspective is ultimately beneficial to the individual. In the second, a variation is added "showing" that telling the truth is better that lying. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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  • Mathematics > General

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Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,Middle School,NSDL,Probability,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Average,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123459535T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Earth Science,Geoscience,Mean

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English

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