MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1AA 2008 LC
Klunder, Charles S.
18 August 08 to 12 October 08
4:45 - 7:25 PM
"Elementary Statistics with Multi-Media Study Guide" by Mario F. Triola. ISBN 0321-331-834.
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Educational Philosophy: Success in mathematics requires a lot of practice, and students are expected to work sufficient numbers of problems outside of class to attain an adequate level of proficiency. Math courses are not exercises in "memorization", rather, upon completion of the course, the student should have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and be able to effectively apply the learned concenpts to new problems and accurately interpret the results. Students must take responsibility for their own learning as well as the material that is presented to them.
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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are expected to read assigned sections prior to class and be prepared to work examples and ask questions. Mathematics can only be learned through practice, therefore, 10% of the grade will be based on homework. All examinations will be modeled from homework problems. An answer with no work shown is either right or wrong; but, an answer on the homework, mid-term and/or final showing your work may receive partial credit, even if it is not completely correct.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments should be turned in on the specified due date. A penalty of 10% per class period beyond the due date will be assessed on late work, at the discretion of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will be courteous and respectful to each other and the instructor at all times. Disruptions of the learning environment will not be tolerated. The expectation is for everyone to be present at the precise starting time of the class. Students will not eat or drink (except water) in the classroom at any time.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Getting Started & Critical Thinking Chap 1 & 2Week 2 Descriptive Statistics/Probabilty Concepts " 3 & 4Week 3 Probabilty Distributions/Sampling Concepts " 5 & 6Week 4 Estimating Parameters " 7Week 5 Midterm Exam and Testing Hypotheses " 8Week 6 Chi-Square Tests: Goodness of Fit/Cont.Tables 11Week 7 Linear Regression and Correlation " 12Week 8 Review for Final Exam and Final Exam
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