# The Teaching of Mathematics and Statistics

Almost always there is news that the evaluation of teaching and learning of mathematics in Peru occupies the last places in the world, yet also has news to the contrary, namely some Peruvian students occupy privileged places where they participate in bringing medals international mathematics competition.

But the vast majority are in the first situation, ie we are a country where mathematics is not given due attention. Unfortunately, some of our problems as a society is that the teaching of mathematics in particular and other areas in general has no defined policy guidelines and education in the basic areas are becoming poorer.

The matter is further complicated when we talk about science education statistics, which is but a part of applied mathematics, and serves as a basis for interpretation and analysis, in all fields of public and private , hence most of the decisions are made by the so-called "sixth sense" or intuition, not evidence based on data and statistical calculations.

The science of statistics (singular), which deals with the collection, organization and analysis, is increasingly a more important role in the current highly complex life of today. The ordinary citizens suffer such bombardment of data that may be incapable of making intelligent decisions or simply know what is the reality that surrounds him.

People who suffer from a critical sense of a statistical nature, easily impressed by amazing coincidence that in light of the theory of probability and statistics it is not surprising, for a very common example is to determine how a candidate will win an election to a charge. They also should tell when polls or surveys are rigged (or biased).

So, never too late to give a complete reversal in teaching mathematics and statistics, it is necessary to make it more applicable, since the beginning (primary) and consolidate it in the following processes of education (secondary), so that education higher future professionals, make better use natural and logical use of mathematics and statistics, forming and cementing a statistical culture.

In a country with so many problems that are manifested in their statistics (data) is necessary to interpret these millions of data and numbers that are generated in each area of social activity, economic, educational, police, judicial, health, transport, business, etc.., so that the decisions of the hand with the new information technologies, troubleshoot if not all, at least the vast majority of problems that are written (the data) which need to be solved with effective decisions and efficient.

As international awareness and academic H. Cleveland might ask, "Where is the information we have lost in data? thus completing the chain from data to wisdom. The answer may be in the use of knowledge and statistical methodology.