the Central Limit Theorem—

easy and fast.

Here are the haikus that the Fall 2016 Math 137 students have permitted me to share.

Probability

In between zero and one

Expected value

Probability

Is harder than statistics

Please, no kurtosis

The Binomial

Positive and Negative

Probability

How many ways can

You roll a die? Pick an ace?

I guess we know now

Events occurring

The Poisson Distribution

Each independent

In this class I learned

How Star Wars and cheese can be

Used in a math class

I have learned counting

Dealt with a lot of sigmas

And had so much fun

Variables seen

Uni and bivariate

Path to P success

How to guess amounts

Of certain combinations

Of different things

The importance of

Memorizing formulas

For distributions

Also go get help

In office hours because

There is chocolate

With six lights per tree

What's the probability

A tree has six lights?

Tremendous errors

Too few observations folks

Make stats great again!

Probability

Is like the frictionless plane

Of statistics, yay!

Probability

Must be from zero to one.

Or else you messed up.

How normal are you?

I am greater than thirty

Don't forget the mean!

Learned about box plots

A five number summary

Can reveal a lot

Probability:

Endlessly fascinating,

And quite difficult.

As the leaves dropped low,

I learned hard distributions,

Discrete was the worst.

Godzilla stompings

Chocolate chips in a cookie

Let us use Poisson

Don't get complacent

Different skills will be used

Normals model life

t-distribution

Is the way to go when you're

Approximating

Flashcards are the key

I might not win the lotto

How to distract kids

Let not this theory

Fool anyone who tries, come

Collect from Monty

Knowing statistics

I can predict anything

Except the weather.

Sometimes great models

Don't come from teachers, but from

Brewery students.

Math is my minor

Psychology uses stats

Yay for statistics

Math in a loud room

Exams are just round the bend

One more semester

Probability:

With it there's always a trick.

Don't overthink it.

Binary question

Bernoulli distribution

Success, or failure

For a Bernoulli,

Expected value is the

Probability!

Probability

Is not as bad as I thought

Thank goodness for that

For combinations,

The order does not matter

When choosing items.

The difference between

Exponential and gamma

Is the alpha term

To approximate

Binomial with Poisson,

Lambda is np.

Probability

So many distributions

I need to study

Probability

Always, always less than one

Will never forget

Based on the givens

How to approximate an

Event's likeliness

Same experiment

n times is a negative

Binomial case

Monty Hall problem

All the possibilities

Which door will you choose?

Probability,

The complex combinations,

Rough permutations

Variance never

Negative, and chances are

Never above one