MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S2B 2009 BLA
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military AcademyM.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis
Fort Bliss, TX
17 March - 7 May 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Triola, Elementary Statistics, Pearson-Addison Wesley, Tenth Edition, Boston, MA, 2006
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Educational Philosophy: Concepts and techniques will be presented and exercised with the students in order to develop capabilities to solve Statistics problems in the areas covered in the course.
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: Two examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 17 Mar 1 Introduction to Statistics
19 Mar 2 Summarizing and Graphing Data
24 Mar 3 Describing and Comparing Data
26 Mar 4 Probability
31 Mar 5 Probability Distributions
2 Apr 6 Normal Probability Distributions
7 Apr Review, Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6
9 Apr Exam, Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6
14 Apr 7 Estimates and Sample Sizes
16 Apr 7 Estimates and Sample Sizes
21 Apr 8 Hypothesis Testing: One Sample
23 Apr 8 Hypothesis Testing: One Sample
28 Apr 9 Inferences from Two Samples
30 Apr 10 Regression and Correlation
5 May Review, Chapters 7,8,9,10
7 May Exam, Chapters 7,8,9,10
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Additional Information:The final is a part of the core assessment and it is a department final. The final exam will be provided to the instructor by the department of mathematics. Students will be allowed to use their textbook, their notes, and a calculator.
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