MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
U1T 2007 DLF
Spring, David K.
Mathematics Adjunct Instructor
M.S. StatisticsB.S. Mathematics
4June07 through 29July07
Textbook: Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach - 4th Ed by Allan G. Bluman, McGraw Hill ISBN: 0-07-3347140. This package includes student access to MathZone.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on readings, quizzes, dialogues and examinations.
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.
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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
You will be evaluated on the total number of points you earn as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each course activity. In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions: Was the work completed? Was the work completed correctly? Was the work completed on time? Each student is responsible for: Completing weekly reading assignments. Participating in weekly discussions Completing seven substantial homework assignments. Completing six online quizzes with a minimum score of 70%. Completing a proctored examination during Week 8
Homework groups of 2-3 students may be formed to complete the weekly book exercises only.
In the case that you do form these groups, please then submit just one weekly homework assignment for all group members. When submitting your work your will use an acronym of your first names and then the assignment name. For example, if Casey, Robin and John form a group, then the name of their first homework assignment should be CJR_Homework 1.
If you submit work individually, then you should title your work LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Week 1.doc
Online discussion, quizzes and the final exam should be completed independently.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted only if special arrangements are agreed upon between the student and the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:Policy #1: Submission of Work: • A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am EST and Sunday at 11:59 PM EST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date. • Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts. • When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. File size should be less than 1MB.Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation • General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. • Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. • Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. • Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. • Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor. Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom. • If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the Help button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance. • If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:5/3/2007 2:16:23 PM