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Topic: Statistics prerequisites
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Andrea Motyka

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From: Peninsula College
Registered: 2/22/12
Statistics prerequisites
Posted: Feb 22, 2012 7:53 PM
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We are currently in the process of revamping our developmental pathways
leading to college-level mathematics and this has led to a question about
the pre-requisites for introductory statistics. Intermediate algebra is the
gateway course to all college-level math classes. However, there is little
or no overlap between intermediate algebra content and statistics content.

What topics, if any, are necessary to master from algebra to be successful
in statistics?

My current thinking is that one quarter of college level writing is a more
appropriate prerequisite than algebra since so much of statistics involves
interpretation and being able to verbalize results in full sentences.

What are your prerequisites for statistics?


Andrea L. Motyka, Ph.D.
Peninsula College
1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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