I'm in final year high-school, (which is grade 13 where I live), and, as the title suggests, I'm seeking a book which introduces statistic/ probability with little prerequisites other than mastery of basic arithmetic and a good command and understanding of basic Algebra.

I will be self studying this, so ideally, the book should elucidate rather well written explanations for basic statistical notions.

  • $\begingroup$ You could look for a book of Schaum's collection..There are at least two concerning probability and statistics (but I don't recall the titles).. $\endgroup$ – PtF Feb 6 '18 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ I haven't read it, but The Cartoon Guide to Statistics might be worth a look. $\endgroup$ – littleO Feb 6 '18 at 18:07

I think Freedman, et al., is what you're looking for:


It's elementary, has good, intuitive explanations, and covers all the basic topics. I've taught out of this text several times, and I've never had any major problems with it.


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