Statistical concepts explained through dance

Posted to Statistics  |  Nathan Yau

Forget bell curves, jellybeans, and coin flips to explain statistical concepts. Dancing Statistics is a video series that demonstrates variance, correlation, and sampling through coreographed movements. The dance below explains variance.

Watch the full playlist here. [via infosthetics]

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