MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S2OO 2009 WO
Balenton, Robert N.
B.S. MathematicsM.A. ManagementM.A. Human Relations
16 March-09 May 2009
5:00 - 10:20 PM
None, but some high school algebra is preferred.
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Additional Resources: Students will need pencil/eraser,calculator, ruler, stapler and paper. These supplies are needed. (Have them on hand when class starts) Also, make every effort to have a copy of the course syllabus before the first class begins. At least read through the first chapter before the first night of class.
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Educational Philosophy: This course is vital for students, to be able to take in a bunch of data on various subjects, and be able to tell what all that data means to them in their overall scheme of life and occupation. Having time to study and attend class is a must for students attempting this 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: Grades will be determined by using results of examinations, presentations, homework and a project paper.
Grading: Homework--200 pts, mid-term examination--125 pts, project paper-25 pts, final examination--150 pts. Total=500 pts. 450-500 pts=A, 400-449 pts=B, 350-399 pts=C, 300-349=D, Lower than 300 pts, or 3 unexcused absences=F.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Additional Information:Come to class each night prepared and ready to go. It is always a good thing to be on time for each class. If a situation develops during the course of this class, let the instructor know as soon as possible, so that something can be worked out for successful course completion. All required work must be turned in.
Last Updated:2/11/2009 10:00:28 AM