MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2HH 2008 PA
Before and After Class
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Elementary Statistics, Tenth Edition by Mario F. Triola
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Mandatory: Calculator. It is not necessary to spend an inordinate amount of money for a calculator. The type of calculator required will be discussed the first day of class.
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To introduce students to many of the important concepts and procedures they are likely to need in order to (1) evaluate such daily inputs as organizational reports, newspaper articles, radio and television commentaries, (2) improve their ability to make better decisions over a wide range of topics, and (3) improve their ability to measure and cope with changing conditions both at home and on the job. The emphasis will be placed on explaining statistical procedures and interpreting the resulting conclusions
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:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
1. Test 1 15.00%
2. Test 2 15.00%
3. Test 3 15.00%
4. Comprehensive Final 20.00% (Core Assessment)
5. Homework 20.00%
6. Class Project 15.00%
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
The final is part of the core assessment. The final is a departmental exam and it will be provided to the instructor by the department of mathematics. The final is 2 hrs; books, notes, and a calculator are allowed.
The final grade will be based on the following scale:
A 92.5 - 100
B 85.0 - 92.0
C 77.5 - 84.5
D 70.0 - 77.0
F less than 70.0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of homework will be accessed a 10% penalty for each week that it is late.
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Material to be covered
Descriptive Statistics HW handout
Chapters 1 & 2
Class Project Handout
Probability HW handout
Descriptive Statistics HW due
Descriptive Stats. Review
Chapters 5 & 6
Descriptive Stats Test #1
Estimates and Sample sizes
Hypothesis HW handout
Probability HW due
Probability Test #2
Linear Regression HW Handout
Hypothesis HW due
Hypothesis Testing Review
Class Project Review
Linear Regression HW due
Hypothesis Test #3
All assignments must be turned in at
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