Crash Course: Statistics #44 - Successful Predictions

In our series finale, we’re going to take a look at some of the times we’ve used statistics to gaze into our crystal ball, and actually got it right!

We’ll talk about how stores know what we want to buy (which can sometimes be a good thing), how baseball was changed forever when Paul DePodesta created a record-winning Oakland A’s baseball team, and how statistics keeps us safe with the incredible strides we’ve made in weather forecasting. Statistics are everywhere, and even if you don’t remember all the formulae and graphs we’ve thrown at you in this series, we hope you take with you a better appreciation of the many ways statistics impacts your life, and hopefully we’ve given your a more math-y perspective on how the world works.

Thanks so much for watching DFTBAQ!


Data, Graphing & Statistics
High School, College

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