# The Measurement of Adolescents

## CONTENTS OF CURRICULUM UNIT 85.08.02

## An Introduction to Elementary Statistics

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## Bibliography for Teachers

*HBJ*

*Algebra 2*

*with*

*Trigonometry*. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Incorporated, 1983.

Algebraic skills and concepts are applied in each of eight “Using Statistics” lessons. The problem solving techniques illustrated involve organizing data in a table and graphing the data in order to draw a conclusion.

Downing, Douglas, and Clark, Jeff.
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Statistics
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the Easy
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Way
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. Woodbury, New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Incorporated, 1983.

This book is clearly organized and contains practical information written simply for rapid learning. It is a good overview of the subject with numerous examples and exercises.

Kline, William E., et al.
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Foundations
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of
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Advanced
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Mathematics
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. Second Edition. New York: American Book Company, 1965.

A fine textbook for high school students who are studying advanced algebra and trigonometry. A chapter on statistics and probability is included.

Mendenhall, William.
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Introduction
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to
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Probability
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and
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Statistics
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. Fourth Edition. North Scituate, Massachusetts: Duxbury Press, 1975.

The author provides a cohesive, connected presentation of statistics that identifies inference as its objective and stresses the relevance of statistics in learning about the world in which we live.

Runyon, Richard P., and Haber, Audrey.
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Fundamentals
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of
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Behavioral
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Statistics
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. Fifth Edition. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1884.

This text provides excellent resource material on statistics for teachers.

Stein, Edwin.
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Fundamentals
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of
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Mathematics
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. Modern Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Incorporated, 1960.

A comprehensive textbook on contemporary general mathematics for the junior and senior high schools. It contains all the basic topics of mathematics and includes computational practice and related enrichment materials. It is ideal for use in consumer mathematics and shop mathematics classes in the high school.

White, Myron R.
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Advanced
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Algebra
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. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Incorporated, 1961.

A good text for twelfth year mathematics students. The subject matter is flexible and easily adapted to individual and group needs. Exercises are divided into two groups: 1) those that represent minimum essentials and should be required of all students, and 2) those that present an additional challenge.

Willoughby, Stephen S., and Vogel, Bruce R.
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Probability
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and
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Statistics
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. Morristown, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Company, 1968.

An excellent reference book for teachers. It is meant to be used for a one semester, pre-calculus course in probability and statistics.

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Reading
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List
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for
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Students
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Bolster, L. Carey, and Woodburn, H. Douglas.
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Mathematics
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in
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Life
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. Second Edition. Palo Alto, California: Scott Foresman and Company, 1982.

Special features of this text include a pretest of each skill to be presented, lessons on the skills, and a posttest after the skill has been studied. Recreational puzzles are provided to capture the interest of students.

Clark, Gerlena R., et al.
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Holt
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General
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Mathematics
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. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishers, 1982.

A general mathematics book in which emphasis is placed upon basic skill development and practical applications. Worked out examples guide students through the solution process. Exercise practice organized according to skill and level of ability.

Gerardi, William J., Jones, Wilmer L., and Foster, Thomas R.
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Essentials
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of
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Mathematics
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. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Incorporated, 1983.

A basic mathematics textbook stressing consumer and career skills. Many practical applications of these skills are included.

Goozner, Colman.
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Business
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Mathematics
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the
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Easy
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*
Way
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. Woodbury, New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Incorporated, 1984.

An ideal source for brushing up on basic mathematics. The book is clearly organized and filled with practical, straight forward information.

Keedy, Marvin L., Smith, Stanley A., and Anderson, Paul A.
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Applying
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Mathematics
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A
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Consumer
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,
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Career
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Approach
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. Menlo Park, California: Addison-Wesley Company, 1983.

A nicely illustrated textbook with an ample supply of exercises to give students the opportunity to check their understanding of the principles studied.

Nichols, Eugene D., et al.
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Holt
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Pre-Algebra
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. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Publishers, 1980.

This book is designed to aid students in making the transition from elementary mathematics to algebra. Chapter 10 includes a section on elementary statistics.

Piper, Edwin 8., and Gruber, Joseph.
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Applied
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Business
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Mathematics
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. Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western Publishing Company, 1965.

A textbook designed to have value for consumer use as well as for business use. It develops the fundamental principles and operations through a study of problems faced by every individual daily. A section on finding simple and weighted averages is included.

Price, Jack, Rath, James N., and Leschensky, William.
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Pre-Algebra
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. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1982.

The textbook provides an in-depth presentation of the skills, concepts, and problem-solving techniques needed to help students become comfortable with and successful in algebra.

Willcutt, Robert E., Fraze, Patricia R., and Gardilla, Francis J.
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Essentials
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for
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Algebra
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Concepts and
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skills
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. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

Chapter 10 presents a nice introduction to statistics.