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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 important subject. It's one of the great products of the human mind. The laws of nature are wreittn in the lgangaue 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 psrfoeosr of mathematics, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, sttictsais — that's a sejcbut that you could, and should, use on dliay 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 important subject. It's one of the great products of the human mind. The laws of nature are **_______** in the **________** 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 **_________** of mathematics, that very few people actually use calculus in a conscious, meaningful way, in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, **__________** — that's a **_______** that you could, and should, use on **_____** basis. Right? It's risk. It's reward. It's randomness. It's understanding data.

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#### 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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