Without Statistics, the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important would be nearly impossible. In Educator's AP Statistics course, Dr. Philip Yates teaches you both the theoretical aspects and real-world applications of statistical analysis, along with how to ace the AP test. Professor Yates directs you through difficult concepts with easy to understand examples. He brings Statistics to life by drawing from his love and investigations of sports statistics and environmental science. This course is indispensible to those having difficulty with any topic in statistics ranging from Data Analysis, Probability, and Sampling, to Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing.
Content on this page is geared towards teaching the syntax of the language of mathematics, the rules and principles that we use in math. See Math in Real Life for a look at how we can use this information to enhance our lives.
Multiplying and dividing large numbers. Simplifying fractions and converting percentages. Handling square roots and exponents. These and other skills are the veritable foundation on which all of mathematics rests. To master them is to unlock the door to more advanced areas of study—such as algebra, geometry, and calculus—and to discover new levels of confidence in dealing with the math of everyday life.
Mathematics has spread its influence far beyond the realm of numbers. The concepts and methods of mathematics are crucially important to all of culture and affect the way countless people in all spheres of life look at the world. Consider these cases:
Featuring recorded lectures from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences course Computer Science 20, this course covers widely applicable mathematical tools for computer science, including topics from logic, set theory, combinatorics, number theory, probability theory, and graph theory. It includes practice in reasoning formally and proving theorems. Students meet twice a week via web conference to solve problems collaboratively.
What's the sure road to success in calculus? The answer is simple: Precalculus. Traditionally studied after Algebra II, this mathematical field covers advanced algebra, trigonometry, exponents, logarithms, and much more. These interrelated topics are essential for solving calculus problems, and by themselves are powerful methods for describing the real world, permeating all areas of science and every branch of mathematics. Little wonder, then, that precalculus is a core course in high schools throughout the country and an important review subject in college.