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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:

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics

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67 Student Reviews
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by Craig N. on April 15, 2019
Very good explanation of concepts in the examples!!
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by jordan c. on April 14, 2019
Great experience
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by Lauren K. on April 10, 2019
I enjoyed this course,but man you really had to study hard for it,math is not my best subject so it really kicked my butt, overall though i really enjoyed it.
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by Nanette H. on April 6, 2019
This hurt my brain but it was simple to follow. i took a lot of notes and did the practice tests several times to prepare for the final assessment.
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by Kerry-Ann G. on April 4, 2019
The class was HARD but i passed.. AMEN!!!
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by Nicole B. on March 26, 2019
This class is challenging but informative. However, Unit 2 milestone and unit two questions are unnecessarily complicated. The wording is confusing and the lack of equations makes it difficult to follow for those who aren't math savvy.
Sophia replied on March 30, 2019

We appreciate your feedback Nicole! We are continuously analyzing our courses to make them better than ever, so this will be a priority review for us. Thank you again for your review!

— Kelly N. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Michael F. on March 16, 2019
This was a pretty easy course, make sure to take proper notes and it will be a breeze. Somethings that did confuse me was the formulas but the reading made it easy to understand and get the right answer. Took me 2 days to complete.
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by Denise D. on January 31, 2019
Great course. I really had to study. On to College Statistics!

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