Course Material

The course materials will introduce you to the seminal ideas underlying the discipline of statistics. In addition, they have been designed with your learning in mind. For example, many of the class activities were developed using pedagogical principles, such as activities and discussion, that have been shown in research to improve student learning.

Course readings should be completed outside of class and are intended to help you learn and extend the ideas, skills, and concepts you learn in the classroom. The readings themselves are not all “traditional” readings in the sense of words written on the screen, but instead often link to video clips, blogs and other multimedia material.

TinkerPlots™ Software

Most of the activities require the use of TinkerPlots™. This software can be downloaded (for Mac or PC), and a license can be purchased from