Exploring and Understanding Data (Math 107)


Students will be able to:

  • read and interpret graphical and tabular displays of data, and make estimations
  • create tables, charts, graphs, and histograms to represent data graphically, using various tools such as spreadsheets and graphing calculators
  • evaluate and interpret descriptive statistics that describe a data set, including measures of central tendency (e.g. mean, median) and dispersion (e.g. range, standard deviation)
  • calculate empirical probabilities of events
  • compute and interpret z-scores for normally-distributed data, and use them to find probabilities
  • describe the relationship between two variables graphically (scatterplot) and establish an association between them
  • create and interpret linear models of data
  • work with linear regression models using calculators and/or spreadsheets
  • use the techniques and tools learned in this course to represent quantitative data encountered in other courses or found in public databases


PPL 30+ or MCLG 40+ or SAT I MSS 530+ or ACT MATH 21+ . Test scores expire after 1 year. Some students may need to take Math 100 first.


Section information and links to instructor class webpages are found here.

Math 107


The following course materials are required for Math 107:


The SPECIFIC Course Policy for your Math 107 section should be made available to you by your instructor.

Spring 2020 General Course Policies

(refer to your instructor's specific section policies if you are registered for the class)


A common comprehensive final exam is given in all sections of Math 107 on Thursday, May 14th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

The room assigned to your section of Math 107 will be posted the week before finals here: http://math.arizona.edu/academics/courses/finals