MATH 63 - Pre-Statistics Mathematics
The math department began offering a new math course and pathway to graduation in the fall 2015 term. Math 63 is specifically designed for students who are not going into math-intensive careers. For those of you going into fields involving lots of math (math, any science, computer science, business, engineering, nursing, EMT, RT, or teaching) this will not be of concern to you. For the rest of you, though, Math 63 is a new course which comes right after Math 12 or Math 42. It is a 5-unit course which will allow you to bypass Math 42 and Math 90, and move straight into Math 120, Intro to Statistics! Math 120 will meet your graduation requirement and also satisfies transfer GE requirements for many majors at many universities (i.e., Criminal Justice, Child Development, Communication Studies, History, Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Political Science, English, and many others).
Math 63 will not be your standard math class! It will utilize graphing calculators, group activities, and will be highly interactive. For those of you who struggle with the typical algebra, the course may help, as you will only be learning the core topics that will be expressly useful to help you master Math 120 (Intro to Statistics). It will be challenging in a different sort of way, focusing on the concepts, reasoning and logic needed to be successful, rather than just having an emphasis on the arithmetic. The focus will be on real-life applications that will make sense; you won’t be asking “When will I ever use this?”
To summarize, if you are in Math 12 now (for example), instead of taking Math 42 followed by Math 90, you will be able to take Math 63 followed by Math 120 instead.
If you have other questions, ask your math teacher or counselor. If they don’t know the answer, they will get the answer for you and report back to you.
Last Updated 7/18/17