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MATH 110 Elementary Statistics

What is MATH 110?
MATH 110 is Elementary Statistics, a course that fulfills the GE requirements of a transfer-level math course. It includes probability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. In general, statistics is the study of data.
Which schools does MATH 110 transfer to?
All CSU and UC schools. See a counselor to verify specific private colleges.
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Who typically* takes MATH 110?
Students who need to complete a GE transfer-level math requirement. There is no specific major that this class is designed for.
*Note: For some Business-related majors and STEM majors, some transfer schools may accept or require MATH 110. Please meet with a counselor about the specific school you intend to transfer to determine your math requirement.
What can I do to be successful in MATH 110?
  • Plan to study outside of class at least 6 hours each week, or more if it has been a while since you have taken a math class.
  • Study actively by doing practice problems, making note cards, and making study guides.
  • Attend professor's student hours (office hours) and math support centers regularly.
  • Form study groups with other students in class and try to explain problems as you do them.
Where can I get help if I am struggling with MATH 110 topics?
First off, remember that you are not alone! Many students find MATH 110 challenging, so here are the supports you have available here at Mt. SAC.
Your Instructor
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Tutoring Centers on Campus
We want to remind you that when it comes to learning math… mindset matters! Believe in yourself and know that asking for help is strongly encouraged. In fact, data shows that if you use the support resources on campus, you will be more successful in your classes, so start visiting them early rather than right before a big exam.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

Statistics is a powerful branch of mathematics that relies on critical thinking and analysis – skills that you will hone through data exploration and collaboration. Any field of study that you could possibly think of, from nursing to animal science to English literature, uses statistics in one way or another. They are all around us, guiding our work and informing our decisions.

Math concepts frequently used in MATH 110?
  • Number Sense
  • Order of Operations
  • Operations with Fractions
  • Evaluating Expressions
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Plotting Ordered Pairs
Where can I brush up on math concepts frequently used in MATH 110?
  • Join the MATH 110 Math Jumpstart Canvas page, created by Mt. SAC math faculty, with topic-based modules that include under-5-minute refresher videos and practice problems to review at your own pace.
  • Enroll in a free faculty-led noncredit math prep class through AIME (Academic Instruction for Math and English) in Mt. SAC’s School of Continuing Education.

Remember, we want you to successfully complete your math requirements as you head toward your educational goal! If you feel that you would be better served in a different math class, we want you to know that it might be possible to find an open math class to switch to right now, or you can join a 12-week or 8-week class that starts late. However, don’t wait to make this change! You need to make the switch within the first few days of the semester to avoid a W on your transcript.
Here are the Statistics and Liberal Arts Math (SLAM) classes that you have access to:
  • MATH 110+11 Elementary Statistics w/ Support [5 units]
  • MATH 100 Survey of College Math [3 units] or MATH 100+10A Survey of College Math w/ Support [5 units]
  • MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers [4 units]
  • MATH 120 Finite Mathematics [3 units] or MATH 120+12 Finite Mathematics w/ Support [5 units] (Starting Fall 2023)
  • MATH 130 College Algebra [4 units] or MATH 130+13 College Algebra w/ Support [6 units]

Note that course numbering does not indicate difficulty of course content. If you have further questions about which course is right for you, please speak to a counselor.

Anyone can learn statistics! It is not a skill set that one is either born with or not. YOU are capable not only of learning statistics, but also of excelling in statistics!

For additional statistics help, please visit the Math Activities Resource Centers (MARCS) or the Academic Support and Achievement Center (ASAC).