Elementary Statistics

  • Freshman level statistics course
  • Pre-requisite: College Algebra
  • Satisfies most general education mathematics requirement
  • Satisfies the (basic) statistics requirement for Business Admin, Biology, Psychology, Health Sciences.
  • Course incorporates a statistics package (Minitab, SPSS, R, etc)


    Anneke Bart
    Robin Cruz
    Alina Duca
    John Travis
    Course Objectives: 
    • Data production and analysis
    • Probability basics, distributions
    • Sampling, estimation with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test
    • Correlation and regression
    • Cross-tabulations and chi-square
    • Students learn to use a statistical package such as SPSS, R, or Minitab.

    The problem sets were assembled to allow for personalization by individual faculty. The topics covered are fairly standard in a beginning statistics course, but faculty can rearrange the topics and delete any sections they do not wish to cover, or wish to assess by other means. The names of the problem sets are meant to be descriptive and the learning objectives will help you evaluate if the set should be included or not.

    Problem Set: 
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    Set 01 Distributions with Graphs

    Students will be able to:

    • Use graphs to display data
    • Recognize different types of data
    • Interpret data from graphs
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    Set 02 Distributions with Numbers

    Students will be able to:

    • Interpret data using numbers
    • Compute the mean, and standard deviation
    • Identify and use the five number summary.
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    Set 03 The Normal Distribution and z-scores

    Students will be able to:

    • Recognize characteristics of the normal distribution
    • Calculate z-scores
    • Interpret z-scores