MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
U1GG 2009 MI
Genre, Raye Ann
Mathematics Professor/Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor of Science/Mathematics/EducationMaster of Arts/Mathematics Education
Rayeann.Genre@sendit.nodak.edu (preferred email correspondence)
June 1st - July 17th
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Textbook: Mario F. Triola, Elementary Statistics. Eleventh Edition. New York, NY Addison-Wesley, 2001
Additional Resources: TI 83 Plus Calculator is required.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive
learning. This is accomplished with each student becoming
involved in the process of the different methods for solving various
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: 80% of the class grade will be an average of weekly quiz grades.
20% of the class grade will be a final exam.
Grading: A 90-100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: A missed quiz needs to be made up before the next class period or it will result in a zero.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The students will respect the teacher, their classmates, and the educational facility.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: COURSE SCHEDULE:
Class Topics Assignments
Week 1 Chapters one and two page 10: 1-12
page 18 :1-8,
page 20 : 21-23
Week 2 Chapter 3 page 87: 5-10
page 89 17, 18
page 105: 5-10
page 107: 17, 18
page 117-118: 6-10, 15-26
Quiz over chapters one and two
Week 3 Chapter 4 page 147: 6-10, 13
page 148 17-20
page 156-157: 7-20
Quiz over Chapter 3
Week 4 Chapter 5 page 210-211 5-15
page 221-223: 5-12,
page 227-229: 2, 5-11
page 234: 1, 5-10
Quiz over Chapter 4
Week 5 Chapter 6 page 257: 9-20, 37, 38
Quiz over Chapter 5
Week 6 Chapter 7 page 333: 5-27 odds, 36
page 346 5-15 odds, 17-20, 25, 29, 33
page 359 5-12
Week 7 Chapter 10 pages 533-537: 9, 10, 13-20
pages 554-556 13-20
pages 563-565 :
Quiz over Chapter 7
Week 8 Chapter 8 and review Final Exam
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