"Struck by Lightning: the curious world of probabilities" is a book written in 2005 by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, an award-winning Canadian statistician and author. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal graduated from Woburn Collegiate Institute in 1984, received his B.Sc. in mathematics, physics and computer science in Toronto in 1988. He later received his PhD in mathematics in Harvard University in 1992. He performs music and improv. comedy as well as being an author and supervisor of student projects. "Struck by Lightning: the curious world of probabilities" is a bestseller in Canada and was published in nine languages. These languages include English, Italian, German, Indian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Arabic. This book was number 9 on the National Post's non-fiction bestsellers list, number 7 on the Maclean's national non-fiction bestsellers list, and number 3 on the Calgary Herald non-fiction bestsellers list, just to name a few. This book is about probability and randomness in everyday life. The author intended to inform and entertain the audience without having to use much mathematics. In this book, he also explains how probability can lead to better decision making and getting silly. He explains what probability is and how we see it in everyday life without…
Probability concepts like faith, as it exists in the dim intuition, through school education, the surface of that understanding, intuition often conflicts that again with a different point of view, must be thinking more in-depth study to be able to understand. Hot Monty Hall problem, and that is one example. There is not a simple probability, long confused with so many people and academics, the more deeply ponder the problems found. Since 1990, 1991 flared up in hot to 2000, there are more…
ISE SUMMER PROJECT 2015 Probability, randomness, and chance should be central in any STEM pedagogical model. The concepts of randomness and chance play a very significant role in the essence of all sciences, and especially in the empirical sciences. Randomness is a critical component of biological modeling at many levels in a wide range of systems. The fundamental axioms of the quantum paradigm in physics are, by definition, essentially stochastic. Economics uses the randomness in human thought…
as numeracy. Age. Older individuals don’t understand risk information as well, both overestimate and underestimate probabilities (Fuller, Dudley, & Blacktop, 2001), worse risk comprehension than younger individuals (Fausset & Rogers, 2012). Much of the literature supports the idea that decision making effectiveness…
Its ingredients are the three laws of probability well stirred with the ladle of the imperfect shuffle, Factor X, and seasoned with the spice of bluff. Hence every Poker player should understand thoroughly the theory and practice of percentage. Law of Single Event. The probability of a favorable event equals one divided by the number of possible events, provided that every possible event has an equal chance of happening as in getting a certain card. For example, what is the probability of…
uncertainty. When an “outcome is the result of adding the outcomes of many separate performances, all in certain respects uniform”; in other words, when the frequency-ratio is known, then the experiment is named divisible, while a non-divisible or non-seriable experiment is one which “can be neither itself broken down into a number of uniform additive parts nor treated as part of a divisible experiment” (p. 8). In a non-divisible experiment the frequency-ratio standpoint has no actual sense. One…
Alphonse Allais mentions, “Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime” (Statistics Quotes, 2). The author, Stephen M. Stigler, written the book title “The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900”, expressing the beginnings of statistics between the years 1700 to 1900. Stigler demonstrated how the roles of statistics play in applied sciences of “astronomy, geodesy, experimental psychology, genetics, and sociology”…
The VCE mathematics topic that I have chosen is Probability, in Mathematical Methods Unit 1 Area Study 4: Probability and Statistics (VCAA, 2015). The first section presents a literature review of student learning probability. It also addresses the common pitfalls that may impede their learning. The second section outlines a unit plan for teaching probability based on the new VCE study design. Sample activities worksheets and assessment tasks are included in the appendices. Literature Review:…
University of Phoenix Material INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL THINKING Directions: Complete the following questions. The most important part of statistics is the thought process, so make sure that you explain your answers, but be careful with statistics. The following statistics/probability problems may intrigue you and you may be surprised. The answers are not always as you might think. Please answer them as well as you can by using common logic. 1. There are 23 people at a party. Explain…
Statistics Robert Chipman BUS308: Statistics for Managers Instructor Edward Kaplan September 25, 2015 Descriptive statistics I can describe the data with the help of descriptive statistics. The data can be described with the help of various types of graphs and central tendency. Measures of central tendency are mean, median and mode. Mean is reliable for normal data. Median is reliable for a data which has outliers. And mode is preferred when data is categorical. There are various…