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Foundations of Statistics

Foundations of Statistics

Sophia's Foundations of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable students to be successful in a college level Statistics course. Students will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis. Full Description

2 semester credits

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  • Category: Math and Science

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model features multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Foundation of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable students to be successful in a college level Statistics course.  Students will learn about fundamental concepts in statistics such as central tendency, variation, correlation, probability, and statistical analysis.

In Sophia's Introduction to Statistics Jumpstart course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 6 Challenge assessments and 2 Milestone assessments, tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Interpret Descriptive Statistics
  • Interpret Inferential Statistics

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49 Student Reviews
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by Kathryn D. on October 5, 2018
This course prepared me for my college statistics course and I learned so much! I genuinely enjoyed learning about statistics through this course!
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by Eddie m. on October 4, 2018
Excellent course
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by Jasmine M. on October 2, 2018
This was great! I really appreciate the length of time given to learn this course. I would strongly recommend to friends.
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by Crystal A. on September 28, 2018
I am not strong in math. I am not going to lie, this course was tough. I did learn a lot, but the amount of information was extremely overwhelming and I know I will not be able to retain much of it. I am glad I stuck it out and completed this class. On to the next one!
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by Patricia D. on September 27, 2018
Excellent presentation of the information.
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by Emily W. on September 5, 2018
Open book really helped.
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by Jennifer C. on September 4, 2018
I struggled a bit with this class. Some of the concepts did not seem to be covered fully so I had a difficult time understanding some of the concepts and it left me confused. However, I made it through and am glad it is over.
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by Michael M. on August 10, 2018
This is a good introduction to statistics.

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