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

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I mean, don't get me wrong. Calculus is an irnpmatot sbujcet. It's one of the great prudtcos of the human mind. The laws of nature are written in the lnuaggae of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, ennnegrieig, 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 mtecamathis, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, statistics â 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.

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I mean, don't get me wrong. Calculus is an **_________** **_______**. It's one of the great **________** of the human mind. The laws of nature are written in the **________** of calculus. And every student who studies math, science, **___________**, 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 **___________**, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, statistics â 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.

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- mathematics
- subject
- products

#### 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 â 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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