MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1T 2007 DLH
BS MathematicsMA Industrial ManagementMA Logistics Management
Nine Mile Falls, WA
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Aug 20 - Oct 14, 2007
Monday thru Sunday
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None. Should have a basic understanding of math concepts. If not, recommend College Mathematics or Algebra.
Required Text: Elementary Statistics - 4rd Ed.
Author: Allan B. Bluman
Order Texts at: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm
The purchase of a new textbook insures the inclusion of the Student Access Kit to MathZone. You will also need a scientific calculator. Check with your instructor for specific requirements and if mathzone will be required. Links in the course Student Instruction Guide are provided for downloading required FREE software for the multimedia presentations of the course.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Student should have a basic Scientific Calculator such as a Texas Instrument or Casio and know how to use it. Some functions the student should know how to used is the square, square root, power, permuation and combination functions. These calculators sell from $12-$20.
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Each student is responsible for: •
o Completing weekly reading assignments.
o Participating in weekly discussions/study groups/projects.
o Completing weekly homework on time
o Complete mid term examination
o Completing a proctored examination during Week 8.
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.
4. Compute probabilities associated with a binomial random variable associated with a practical situation.
5. Compute probabilities associated with either a non-standard normal probability distribution.
6. Compute and interpret a confidence interval for a mean and/ or for a proportion.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The class will be assessed primarily by participation, homework, mid term examination and the final assessment will be the Final Examination. No graded quizzes will be required. The final is part of the core assessment. The final is a departmental exam and it will be provided by the department of mathematics. The final is 2hrs and will be a proctored exam. This will assure the student understands the basic concept of solving and understanding statictical data gathering in order to accomplish follow on University classes.
The following event will take place each week of class and the student will be responsible for accomplishing each item during that week time for full credit. If the student delays 50% will be deducted for items submitted on Monday and 100% for items submitted on Tuesday of the following class week. The weeks or units follows:
Unit 1 Chapter 1 The Nature of Probability and Statistics, Discussion, Homework Problems Due
Unit 2 Chapter 2 Frequency Distributions and Graphs, Discussion, Homework Problems Due
Unit 3 Chapter 3 Data Statistics, Discussion, Homework Problems Due
Unit 4 Chapter 4 Probability and Counting Rules, Discussion, Homework Problems Due
Unit 5 Chapter 5 Discrete Probability Statistics, Discussion, Homework Problems Due, Mid Term Examination
Unit 6 Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution, Discussion, Homework Problems Due. Deadline for Proctor Form (if this is not accomplished, 10 points will be deducted from your final)
Unit 7 Chapter 7 Confidence Intervals and Sample Size, Discussion, Homework Problems Due
Unit 8 Chapter 8 Hypothesis Testing/10 Correlation and Regression, Discussion, Homework Problems Due, Final Examination
Weekly participation/discussion will be required which will total 10-15 points. This will include primarily the study guide and discussion threads. The discussion thread is the staple communication tool for this course. This thread will discuss problems and issues that relate to the homework, midterm, and the final. It is important for the student should visit these threads on a regular basis, and not wait until Sunday evening. Many issues that relate to working problems are discussed and missed discussions can affect the students knowledge. Those that do join this thread on Sunday evening may have points deducted. Students that participate far beyond what is expected will get maximum points (10 Points), those that excel above average will get 8 - 9 points, and those that just do the assignment will get 7 points. If a week is missed by the student, a 0 grade will be given.
Homework needs to be handed in on time is worth a total of 5 points. Homework will be spot graded, and points will be taken off for missed questions or work not completed. Additionally, some students spend a great amount of time preparing charts, explanations, and attention to detail while others just provide the answers. For just doing what is expected you could get 3 points, more than what is required may receive 4 points, where exceptional work and content could get the full 5 points.
The mid term and final will be open book, calculator, and notes. Both will total 125 points. The mid term will cover chapters 1-5 and the final will cover chapters 1-7. The instructor will provide discussion questions which will relate to the mid term and final throughout the class. If the student does not understand any of these questions, make sure this is identified in the appropriate threads. The student is required to obtain a proctor and if the proctor is not obtained during the time frame that is required, 20 points may be deducted from the students final.
Summary of Assigned Grade Points
Late Submission of Course Materials: •Submission of Late Work: All work should be completed by the end of each course week. After that a 50% reduction will be levied for each day late. If the student does not complete the work by that following 12 PM, CST Tuesday a 0 grade will administered. The student is required to obtain a proctor and if the proctor is not obtained during the time frame that is required, 20 points may be deducted from the students final.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Online Course Policies: Policy #1: Submission of Work: •A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am MST and Sunday at 11:59 PM MST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date. •Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts. •When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats. Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation •General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. •Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. •Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours. •Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. •Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor. Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom. •If you experience computer difficulties (need help downloading a browser or plug-in, you need help logging into the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your Online course, click on the Help button in your Online Classroom, then click on the helpdesk menu item, and then fill out the form or call the helpdesk for assistance. •If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: You have heard Benjamin Disraeli's assertion: "There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." By learning the concepts expressed in this course, you should be able to sort out how the information in collections of data is interpreted (as well as misinterpreted). Each week we'll focus on different aspects of the general properties of data sets, methods of collecting data, ways of analyzing and expressing ideas about data sets, and problem-solving methods based on information contained in our text.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Additional Information:Students will post all items which relate to the class, in the appropraite links such as Study Guide, Discussion, or Office. If the student has a personal issue such as missing class, then Email communication will be used. If Emails are sent to the instructor, asking something about the class such as how to accomplish a homework problem or what the final consist of, then the Email will be returned with instructions to post in the class links.
Last Updated:7/19/2007 8:55:34 AM