Mathematics Prerequisites for Success in Introductory Statistics

Process Stage
Math Department
Partner Disciplines
In order to place students appropriately and in order to design an efficient and effective pathway to statistics for students who require additional preparation, it is important to think carefully about the mathematical prerequisites for success in the introductory statistics course. While these prerequisites include topics typically taught in courses up to and including beginning and intermediate algebra, there are topics in beginning and intermediate algebra that are not necessary for success in an introductory statistics course. This resource describes the topics and concepts that are considered necessary mathematics preparation for success in statistics.