2023-2025 Catalog

MATH 107 Elementary Statistics I

Develops the tools to describe and interpret the main features of a collection of quantitative data: histograms, boxplots and scatterplots; the median, mean, standard deviation and correlation of a dataset; and the normal approximation. Introduces the concepts of sampling and experiments. Relates these concepts to current issues confronting tribes. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 099 or test above Intermediate Algebra. (NS, QS)




  1. Explain the concept of sample and populations.
  2. Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative data, and between continuous and discrete types of data.
  3. Calculate the mean, mode, median and standard deviation of a sample or population.
  4. Predict probabilities from a normal curve.
  5. Construct simple graphics based on the data, such as bar graphs and histograms.