For Algebra-Based Introductory Statistics Courses

Trusted author Dave Bock and instructional leader Tom Mariano are back with the second edition of their popular text for algebra-based introductory statistics courses. This program presents statistics as a key tool for thinking about the world and engages students with real-world examples.

Hundreds of examples and exercises highlight the wide applicability of statistics, teach the methods and procedures of proper data analysis, and—most importantly—emphasize thinking about what the results mean.


  • Designed to help students leave high school equipped with the ability to make sense of statistics and see its relevance to everyday life
  • Leads with practical data analysis and graphics, encouraging students to “do statistics” and “think statistically” from the start
  • Uses real-world examples wherever possible to engage students
  • Includes the most common mistakes in statistical thinking to help students avoid errors

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