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Statistics Prep

Ended Apr 8, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Feb 25 - Apr 8, 2019


6 weeks


3-4 hrs/week


Algebra I

Course Type:



Certificate (free)


Are you worried about passing statistics? Would you like to start the course with with confidence, instead of apprehension? Statistics Prep will give you just that: confidence. We will cover all the prerequisite arithmetic and algebra skills, study skills, and success skills that you need to be successful in statistics. In addition to that, we will introduce you to our electronic homework system, and use it to give you the skills necessary to use any electronic homework system with confidence. So give yourself a head start in statistics by enrolling in Statistics Prep.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Do all the arithmetic necessary to pass statistics
  • Manipulate the algebraic expressions typically found in statistics
  • Solve equations and formulas typically found in statistics
  • Solve and interpret inequalities the way they are typically found in statistics
  • Understand and interpret charts and graphs typically found in statistics

Target Audience: Non-STEM, or STEM, students that need to pass a statistics course to get their college degree.

Course is offered by XYZ Textbooks.

Course Instructors

Pat McKeague

Pat McKeague

Owner, XYZ Textbooks

Pat McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge and his M.S. in Mathematics from BYU. Read More.

He began his teaching career at Lompoc High School in 1970. During summers in Lompoc, he taught elementary school. In 1973 he became a full-time instructor at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. His first book, Elementary Algebra, was published in 1979, with a price of $12.95 to students. In 1985 he resigned his full time teaching position at Cuesta College and began his tenure as a part time instructor, and full-time textbook author. In 1995 he became a lecturer at Cal Poly State University, teaching calculus and differential equations. Mr. McKeague is very active in the mathematics community, speaking at regional and national mathematics conferences throughout the year. He was on the writing team for the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year College (AMATYC) Beyond Crossroads project, which set the standards for mathematics instruction at the two-year college. In 2007 he was awarded the AMATYC Presidential Award for his service to the two-year college mathematics community. In 2015 he was awarded the Herb Gross Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to community college mathematics education.

IN HIS OWN WORDS: I have had a wonderful, varied teaching career, from teaching elementary school classes, all the way through to freshman calculus at the university. I am best suited to community college teaching. My heart is in the developmental mathematics courses. Don't get me wrong, I love to teach calculus, but I identify more closely with the developmental math students, and I think I am more effective there. Throughout my career I have been extremely lucky to have students that always impressed me with their willingness to improve their position in life through education.