Should Probability and Basic Stats Replace Calculus in the High School Curriculum?

Don’t get me wrong, I love calculus. I use calculus every day. If you’re a bright young student with dreams of becoming a mathematician, physicist, engineer, or economist, a good foundation in calculus is just what you need to get started. For everyone who isn’t that kid, calculus may be something they learn once and then never use again.

Probability, on the other hand, is something that we all deal with all the time, and it’s something that humans have a remarkably hard time grasping intuitiv…

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