MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2Q 2008 FE
Spring, David K.
Mathematics Adjunct Instructor
M.S. StatisticsB.S. Mathematics
20October08 through 14December08
7:30 A.M. to 12:45 P.M.
Textbook: Elementary Statistics - 10th Ed by Mario F. Triola, Addison-Wesley ISBN: 0-321-52291-5
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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.
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.
Attending weekly class.
Completing seven substantial homework assignments.
Completing six quizzes.
Completing a comprehensive examination during Week 8
Homework groups of 2-3 students may be formed to complete the weekly book exercises only.
% of Grade
Comprehensive Final Examination
Late Submission of Course Materials: Quizzes and homework may be submitted no later than one week after the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1 – 7 Book exercises will be provided weekly.
2 - 7 Weekly Quiz
8 Final Examination
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Last Updated:9/23/2008 10:01:03 PM