MTH 101 STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY I
MTH 101 – Statistics and Probability I
Course Number & Name: MTH 101 Statistics and Probability I
Credit Hours: 4.0 Contact Hours: 4.0 Lecture: 4.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course provides introduction to the basic ideas and methods of collecting, representing and analyzing data to report findings using elementary techniques from statistics and probability. Topics include the following: frequency distributions; histograms and frequency polygons; measures of central tendency and variability; conditional probability; percentiles; Z-scores; normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation.
General Education Goals: MTH 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from statistics and probability;
- utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques together with statistics to set up and solve real-world applications taken from a variety of disciplines;
- communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
- use calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.