MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S1T 2007 DLC
Beston, William C.
Corpus Christi, Tx
January 15, 2007 - March 11, 2007
Author: Allan B. BlumanISBN: 0-07-334714-0
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Required: MathZone Access Kit for Elementary Statistics – 4th Ed. from McGraw-Hill Publisher.
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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.
4. Compute probabilities associated with a binomial random variable associated with a practical situation.
5. Compute probabilities associated with either a non-standard normal probability distribution.
6. Compute and interpret a confidence interval for a mean and/ or for a proportion.
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MAT 120 - Basic Concepts of Statistics
1/15/2007 to 3/11/2007
Homework and Quiz Schedule Due Dates
Final Exam (Chapters 1-7)
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