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MATH 190 Path to Statistics

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(Also see Business 115)

Math Course Sequence Chart

The Transfer Math Sequence you choose will depend on your major and your transfer destination. See a counselor for more information.

Multiple measures, including high school transcripts, are now being used to help determine proper placement of students into Mathematics courses. The Math Placement Test is recommended but not required of all entering freshmen to assist with placement. Students transferring to College of San Mateo with credit in college Mathematics can use their transcripts to assist with placement, bypassing the need for placement testing.

Prerequisites are listed in the descriptions of Mathematics courses in the catalog and the web schedule.  Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites may be met by showing proof of satisfactory completion of an equivalent course at a post-secondary institution.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This accelerated course prepares students for transfer-level Statistics. It covers core concepts from elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and descriptive statistics. Topics include ratios, rates, and proportional reasoning; arithmetic reasoning using fractions, decimals and percents; evaluating expressions, solving equations, analyzing algebraic forms to understand statistical measures; use of linear, quadratic, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions to model bivariate data; graphical and numerical descriptive statistics for quantitative and categorical data. This course is designed for students who intend to take transfer level statistics and no other transfer level mathematics, physics or chemistry. Note: This course is NOT intended for students who plan to take courses in science, computer information science, engineering, math, as well as business and other non-STEM majors. Please see your counselor.

Units: 6
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 96-108
  • Homework hours/semester: 192-216
Prerequisites: MATH 811 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2c