Wood Uses Passion for Statistics to Help Change the Way It’s Taught

As an undergraduate math major in the 1980s, Beverly Wood had a nemesis: calculus. It wasn’t until she took a mathematical statistics course that its use finally clicked. “Well before the end of that semester, I was asking my instructor what sorts of jobs would use statistics,” said Wood. “I loved it. It was kind of like having a crystal ball that’s just a bit fuzzy.”
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As an undergraduate math major in the 1980s, Beverly Wood had a nemesis: calculus. It wasn’t until she took a mathematical statistics course that its use finally clicked. “Well before the end of that semester, I was asking my instructor what sorts of jobs would use statistics,” said Wood. “I loved it. It was kind of like having a crystal ball that’s just a bit fuzzy.”
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