Statistics is a way of using numbers to show how things are related. For example, if you want to know how many people like a certain food at a party, you could ask every person and count their answers to get the answer. That is one way of collecting data, but it can take a long time. Instead, you can use statistics to help figure out the answer quickly. Statistics uses math to look at data and organize it into charts and graphs. This way, you can see patterns and understand the data much faster.