MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1EE 2008 MO
Milner, Thomas S.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Math Education, Valdosta State U.B.S. Math, Valdosta State U.
I will be available after class in the classroom to answer questions.
11 Aug - 3 Oct 2008
Triola, Mario Elementary Statistics (10th) Addison-Wesley
Additional Resources: Graphing calculator is required. TI-83/84 recommended; TI83/84 will be supported in class. BRING YOUR CALCULATOR TO EVERY CLASS INCLUDING THE FIRST MEETING.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of MA 120 Core Assessment
One problem with multiple parts for each numbered item, except for item #3, which contains four separate problems.
1. Compute the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a sample of 8 to 12 data.
2. Compute the mean and standard deviation of a grouped frequency distribution with 4 classes.
3. Compute the probability of four problems from among these kinds or combinations there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a two-dimensional table;
b. the probability of an event that involves using the addition rule;
c. the probability of an event that involves conditional probability;
d. the probability of an event that involves the use of independence of events;
e. the probability of an event based upon permutations and/or combinations;
f. the probability of an event using the multiplication rule; or
g. the probability of an event found by finding the probability of the complementary event.
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Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: All due dates will be announced one week in advance.
Week 1- Administrative and Chapters 1 and 2. Calculator practice. Understand uses and misuses of statistics. Introduction to sampling, including takehome sampling exercise. Summarizing and graphing data.
Weeks 3and 4- Test on Ch. 3. Chapter 4,5, and 6.1-6.3, probability concepts and probability distributions. Takehome quiz covering probability and probability distrubutions (Binomial, Poisson, and Normal distributions).
Week 5-- Midterm exam. Chapter 6.4-6.5, sampling concepts and the Central Limit Theorem.
Week 6- Chapter 7, Estimating means and proportions. Takehome quiz covering interval estimates and finding the sample size required.
Week 7- Test on Chapter 7. Chapter 8, One sample hypothesis testing.
Week 8- Final exam.
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