Need for statistics.

Mathematics for Jss1. 3rd Term.

Theme: Mensuration and Geometry.

Week 9

Need for statistics.

Performance Objectives:

Students should be able to

1. List the purpose of statistics.

2. Recognise the usefulness of statistics for planning purposes.

3. Apply the occurrence of chance events/application of probabilities in everyday life.

4. Recognise the usefulness of statistics for prediction purposes.


Statistics is a branch of mathematics which deals with the study of involves the gathering(collecting) data, Sorting, tabulating data, presenting data usually by means of diagrams, and interpreting results.


1. For making vital decisions and predictions about future events.

2. Obtaining opinion poll, keeping records and forecasting the future occurrence of such an event.

3. Educate and inform people on the issues being investigated.

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