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Elementary Statistics:
Picturing the World, 6/e

Picturing the World with Statistics

Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand! Larson and Farber’s Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 6/e, provides stepped-out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and the use of technology to offer the most accessible approach. The authors carefully develop theory through strong pedagogy, and examples show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world. In keeping with the premise that students learn best by doing, it includes more than 210 examples and more than 2300 exercises, to make the concepts of statistics a part of students’ everyday lives.

Author Team

Ron Larson received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1970. At that time he accepted a position with Penn State University, and he currently holds the rank of professor of mathematics at the University. Dr. Larson is the lead author of more than two dozen market-leading mathematics textbooks that range from sixth grade through calculus levels. He is also a member of several professional groups and is a frequent speaker at national and regional mathematics meetings.

Betsy Farber (late) received her Bachelor's degree in mathematics form Penn State University and Master's degree in mathematics from the College of New Jersey. Since 1976, she taught at all levels of mathematics as a professor at Bucks County Community College in Newton, Pennsylvania. She was particularly interested in developing new ways to make statistics relevant and interesting to her students and taught statistics in many different modes—with TI-83/84, with Minitab®, and by distance learning as well as in the traditional classroom. Sadly, Betsy passed away during the production of the sixth edition after battling an extended illness.

Elementary Statistics

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Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World 6/e

Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand!

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Learn by Doing

Statistics opens a window to the modern world. This text provides stepped-out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and integrated technology to offer the most accessible approach to statistics. Through carefully developed pedagogy and examples, the authors show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world.

Learning by Doing

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Because many students learn best by doing, this text includes more than 210 examples and 2300 exercises, which provide ample opportunity to master statistical concepts and skills.

Graphical Approach

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With more than 750 graphical displays of data, students see how statistics is used to picture and describe the world around us.

Breaking it Down

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To help students navigate the material effectively, key features— Where You’ve Been, Where You’re Going, and What You Should Learn—review the concepts already covered, outline what’s in the upcoming chapter, and detail what students should master within each section.

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Annotated Instructor's Edition for Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World

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Instructor's Solutions Manual for Elementary Statics: Picturing the World

This supplement includes complete solutions to all of the exercise, Try It Yourself exercises, Case Studies, Technology pages, uses and Abuses exercises, and Real Statistics-Real Decisions exercises. The Instructor’s Solutions Manual is available to download from within MyStatLab™ and from Pearson’s Instructor Resource Center.

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