Course Number:
MTH 243L
Transcript Title:
Foundations of Statistics
Created:
Aug 15, 2022
Updated:
Aug 15, 2022
Total Credits:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture / Lab Hours:
30
Lab Hours:
0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
No
Satisfies General Education requirement:
No
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP
Default Grading Options
A-F
Repeats available for credit:
0
Prerequisites

Focuses on the foundational skills, concepts, and communication needed to be successful in MTH 243 Statistics I. Provides appropriate support in arithmetic skills, algebra skills, technology, and study skills in an interactive setting. Corequisite: MTH 243.

Course Description

Focuses on the foundational skills, concepts, and communication needed to be successful in MTH 243 Statistics I. Provides appropriate support in arithmetic skills, algebra skills, technology, and study skills in an interactive setting. Corequisite: MTH 243.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 243.
  2. Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 243.
  3. Analyze, communicate, and interpret results in context.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Quizzes, reflections, lab assessments, projects

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 243.
  • Arithmetic Skills
    • Operations with integers, fractions, and decimals
    • Percentages
    • Order of operations
  • Algebra skills
    • Solving equations
    • Simplifying expressions
    • Summation (Sigma) notation
    • Function notation
    • Inequalities
  • Cartesian coordinate system
    • Scales
    • Plotting points
    • Slopes and intercepts
    • Linear equations
    • Interpreting graphs
  • Geometry skills
    • Area
    • Measurement
  • Logic skills
    • Propositional logic
    • Proof by contradiction
  • Technology skills
    • Graphing calculator
    • Statistical programming language
Outcome #2: Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 243.
  • Problem solving skills
    • Reading strategies for comprehension
    • Categorizing information
    • Writing equations: translating words into equations
    • Interpreting results
  • Study skills
    • Affective domain
    • Test taking strategies
    • Reading a textbook for comprehension
    • Note taking
  • Technology skills
    • Graphing calculator
    • Statistical programming language
    • On-line Learning Management Systems (e.g., on-line homework, Moodle)
Outcome #3: Analyze, communicate, and interpret results in context.
  • Arithmetic Skills
    • Operations with integers, fractions, and decimals
    • Percentages
    • Order of operations
  • Algebra skills
    • Solving equations
    • Simplifying expressions
    • Summation (Sigma) notation
    • Function notation
    • Inequalities
  • Cartesian coordinate system
    • Scales
    • Plotting points
    • Slopes and intercepts
    • Linear equations
    • Interpreting graphs
  • Geometry skills
    • Area
    • Measurement
  • Logic skills
    • Propositional logic
    • Proof by contradiction
  • Technology skills
    • Graphing calculator
    • Statistical programming language
  • Problem solving skills
    • Reading strategies for comprehension
    • Categorizing information  
    • Writing equations: translating words into equations
    • Interpreting results

Suggested Texts and Materials

  • Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 7e (free from the CGCC Library)
  • MyOpenMath software/LMS