chapter  1
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Purpose and Foundations

These two newspaper articles provide the starting points to motivate this book. The goal is for students to be able to read articles like these critically, to ask salient questions, and to make judgments about the veracity of the claims being made. Because the articles report on “studies,” not only can their content be linked to the content of the school data and chance curriculum but also their settings illustrate the contexts required for statistical literacy outside of the school classroom.