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Foundations of Statistics

Foundations of Statistics

Sophia's Foundations of Statistics course teaches foundational skills that will enable you to be successful in a college level Statistics course. You 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

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Foundations of Statistics

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

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 6 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 2 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate statistical methods
  • Calculate probability, measures of central tendency, and measures of variation
  • Interpret descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Apply statistical concepts in context

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

by Ashley G. on December 26, 2017
I am one who is very intimidated by math and I was quite nervous about this course. But I am very glad I took it because I passed and it gave me confidence to try other courses that may challenge me.
by Kerry-Ann G. on April 4, 2019
The class was HARD but i passed.. AMEN!!!
by Gordon B. on June 9, 2017
This course gives a good foundation in statistics. It was hard going in the beginning but by the end I understood what was happening. The only unfortunate part is you're not allowed any scratch paper in the exam. For those of you who like to think with pencil and paper when it comes to numbers, the exam is not going to be fun for you.
Sophia replied on June 9, 2017

Hi Gordon— Congratulations on your successful course completion! You are definitely allowed scratch paper during the final exam; it sounds like there may have been a miscommunication with the proctor, and we apologize for that. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the course overall, and hope to see you in a future course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Katie G. on August 11, 2017
Good class. Explained the concepts in a simple way.
by Eric S. on August 23, 2017
The Sophia Learning experience was unique. I taught me in a way that I could relate to hands on training. It was much better than the usual research and study method that is traditional used.
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.
by Robert G. on January 22, 2019
To be completely honest, a lot of the tutorials were just plain confusing. A quick google search or other online tutorials were needed quite often. But easy enough... completed in a few days.
by Matthew M. on April 23, 2019
Passed the final 25/25. Requires more time than my other 10 classes (1 more to go!). 1 week, but if you take the practice milestones 2-3x then you will pass the real milestones. Good luck and don't be afraid.


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