The University of Arizona
Department of Mathematics

Math 163

Students are expected to adhere to University policies regarding communication, accessibility, accommodations, attendance, administrative drops, academic integrity, code of conduct, and classroom behavior. Math 163 policies are available here.

Some Fall and Spring sections may have a hybrid format. All sections use an e-book and online assignments through Launchpad, instead of a traditional textbook.

Please note that student enrolled in online courses will incur additional fees for proctored testing outside of the UA campus.

Course Information:

Statistics is the field of study involving (1) the collection, summarization, and analysis of data; and (2) the drawing of inferences about a population from the examination of a sample of the population. The goals of this course are to introduce each student to the practice of statistics and to provide an overview of common topics in statistical inference.

Math 163 Description: Organizing data: displaying distributions, measures of center, measures of spread, scatterplots, correlation, regression, and their interpretation. Design of experiments: simple random samples and their sampling distribution, models from probability, normal distributions, and normal approximations. Statistical inference: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, t procedures and chi-square tests. Not intended for those who plan further studies in statistics. Except as per University policy on repeating a course, credit will not be given for this course if the student has credit in a higher level math course. Such students may be dropped from the course. Examinations are proctored.

Objectives and Expected Learning Outcomes for Math 163: Students will gain an appreciation of statistics and should be able to:


Textbook Information, Launchpad:

Please note that a printed textbook is optional. An e-book is available as part of Launchpad.
  • Excel will be used as a data analysis tool.
  • A TI-83 or TI-84 Calculator is required.

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  • University Policies

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