Statistics Connection to Latin and Greek Root Words:
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (on line version)
statistics Etymology: German Statistik study of political facts and figures,
from New Latin statisticus of politics, from Latin status state
Want extra credit in Mr. Rogers AP Statistics class? Do a science fair project.
Possible Science Fair Projects
- Design a statistical study to estimate the fraction of English words with Latin or Greek root words
- Design a matched pairs study to determine if learning Latin and Greek Root words boosts SAT Test performance