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LearnerLog Blog
Use this space to reflect and broaden the discussion as you create excellent learning environments, whether in a school building, at a kitchen table, or in a garden.

"Good morning. You are listening to WQXL radio. It's election day! This morning, the Journal-Times reported that the latest polls indicate Republican Higgins leading Democrat incumbent Fletcher by a slight margin of 7%, with a margin of error of +/- 5%. If these numbers hold, Higgins will be the first woman this city has ever elected mayor."

In an election season, it's common to hear news reports regarding poll results. What do these figures mean and where do we get them? Follow a year in a fictitious election campaign for an inside look at the mathematics behind the polls and the news you hear everyday.


"Statistics" is inspired by programs from Against All Odds: Inside Statistics,
a video series in the
Annenberg Media Multimedia Collection.


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