by Amy Stults|
Perfect for Middle School Math
This is the only quality book I have found that directly teaches statistics to middle schoolers. Sure, the topic is often broached in textbooks, but only briefly and very remedial at that. Statisticians do more than just analyze data and this book provides a hands-on approach to learning about what is involved in working with numbers and trends. Like logic, students really should have experience with data analysis if they want to grow up to be critical thinkers. This book also contains an emphasis on technical writing throughout, another subject that is much needed but lacking in schools. Our future scientists and engineers need experience with technical writing in order to succeed in a STEM-related career.
Another thing that I love is that it does not just teach, for example, how to find a trend in numbers, but it provides real world examples of why it may be important to learn about trending. An example is that statistics & trending help coaches in recruiting efforts