MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
U1U 2009 LU
Atkins, James M.
Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&MBachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo
Luke Air Force Base
01 June through 26 July 2009
4:50 - 7:25 PM
Textbook: Elementary Statistics, Eleventh Edition, by Mario Triola. Publisher: Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 978-032-1500-243
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how the student is learning. This feedback occurs in written work and
classroom discussion. It is preferred that students ask questions during
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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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There will be ten
 homework assignments and a comprehensive final. The quizzes and final are open book, open
note but not open neighbor.
16 Homework Assignments
80 – 89.99
70 – 79.99
60 – 69.99
0 – 59.99
Late Submission of Course Materials:
assignments will be accepted but you will lose 1 point per day from your score.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Late quizzes will be accepted but you will lose 1
point from score.
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Chapter 1 – Introduction to Statistics
Chapter 2 –
Summarizing and Graphing Data
Chapter 3 –
Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
Chapter 4 –
Chapter 5 –
Discrete Probability Distributions
Chapter 6 –
Normal Probability Distributions
Chapter 7 –
Estimates and Sample Sizes
Chapter 8 –
Chapter 9 - Inferences from Two Samples
Chapter 10 - Correlation and Regression
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