MATH 115 : Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Utilizes basic statistical topics including measures of central tendency and dispersion, classification of variables, sampling techniques, elementary probability, normal and binomial probability distributions, tests of hypothesis, linear regression and correlation in order to solve problems.


Grade of ā€œCā€ or better in Math 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher or equivalent, satisfactory math placement test score, or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in graphing, statistical data, calculating measures of central tendency, measures of variation, percentiles, correlation coefficients, and regression line.
  • Interpret statistical information provided in graphs, in summary measures (central tendency, dispersion, percentile), and in the correlation coefficient.
  • Solve probability problems involving compound events, independent events, mutually exclusive events, and conditional probability.
  • Calculate and interpret probabilities for normal or binomial distributions, including the use of the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Demonstrate the use of inferential statistics.
  • Utilize appropriate statistical terminology and mathematical symbols to effectively communicate mathematics in written and/or oral form.

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