Introduction

We are surrounded by data. It is on the Internet, on television, in newspapers and magazines, in sports, and even on commercials. It is displayed in multiple ways: tables, graphs and charts of all kinds, given in percentages and rankings. Data is truly everywhere we look, which is one of the reasons why we need to be able to read and interpret the data we are surrounded by. Many students may never need to solve long, complicated equations once they leave school, but interpreting and understanding data is a skill you will use your entire life.

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