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From the Ted Talk "Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!"

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I mean, don't get me wrong. Calculus is an important subject. It's one of the aertg products of the hnmua mind. The lwsa of nature are written in the language of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, engineering, economics, they should definitely learn cslluacu by the end of their freshman year of college. But I'm here to say, as a professor of mathematics, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day sevil. On the other hand, statistics — that's a subject that you could, and should, use on daily iasbs. Right? It's risk. It's reward. It's randomness. It's understanding data.

#### Open Cloze

I mean, don't get me wrong. Calculus is an important subject. It's one of the **_____** products of the **_____** mind. The **____** of nature are written in the language of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, engineering, economics, they should definitely learn **________** by the end of their freshman year of college. But I'm here to say, as a professor of mathematics, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day **_____**. On the other hand, statistics — that's a subject that you could, and should, use on daily **_____**. Right? It's risk. It's reward. It's randomness. It's understanding data.

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- calculus
- great
- basis
- lives
- human
- laws

#### Original Text

I mean, don't get me wrong. Calculus is an important subject. It's one of the great products of the human mind. The laws of nature are written in the language of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, engineering, economics, they should definitely learn calculus by the end of their freshman year of college. But I'm here to say, as a professor of mathematics, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, statistics — that's a subject that you could, and should, use on daily basis. Right? It's risk. It's reward. It's randomness. It's understanding data.#### Important Words

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