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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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127 Student Reviews
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by Veronica G. on November 15, 2019
How the language was broken down could have been better
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by Melodie S. on November 15, 2019
Great material, but some of the questions in the milestones are confusing.
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by Leah R. on November 12, 2019
Course was easy to follow and efficient.
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by Ray P. on November 11, 2019
I would recommend reading the Sophia Tutorials (pdf) prior to watching each video tutorial by the instructor, as a couple of videos are missing. Unit 2, pages 11-12, show three probability answers that haven't been discussed as to how to determine them yet. Fortunately, that topic is discussed later. Overall, a good introduction to statistics.
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by Alyssa P. on November 5, 2019
Even though I love Sophia. This course material, both from Sophia and the videos, was really hard for me to follow and understand. I had to do a lot of extra research in order to get it.
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by Larry C. on November 5, 2019
Great course!
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by Chasta G. on November 3, 2019
This was a very informative class. I feel that I learned a lot! However, it was quite difficult compared to the last two classes I've taken with Sophia. I received A's in my last two classes, this one I got a C on! It was significantly more difficult for me.
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by Nathaniel S. on October 29, 2019
Course was a great overview of Statistics. Some of the wording on the Milestones were tricky but overall the course wasn't bad at all.

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