MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2A 2010 BE
Maldonado, Aldo Rene
Assistant professor of mathematics
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)MS (master of science)BS (Bachelor of science)
M & W 3 - 6 PM and T & Th 4 - 5 PM
(512) 385-7275 extension 206
October 18 - December 10, 2010
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Textbook: Text:Elementary Statistics, 11th Ed.
Authors: Mario F. Triola
Additional Resources: A scientific calculator is required.
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Educational Philosophy: The
instructor's philosophy is based on constructivist view of mathematics
learning. Students construct their own schema. Instructor provides
guidance like lectures, HW assignment and tutoring but learning task is
placed entirely on student's shoulders. Full use of technology is one of
the ways instructor guides students
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: 1 midterm, 1 comprehensible final, Homework and
weekly quizzes. Midterm, final, quizzes and HW consist of question and
mostly problems at the level of and suggested/based by textbook
HW 15% ( Weekly )
QUIZZES 15% ( Weekly )
MIDTERM 30% ( Week 5 )
FINAL 40 % ( Week 8
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submission is allowed
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell
phones and pagers must be turned off to prevent unnecessary disruptions
during the class. Disruptive behavior, racist, or sexist speech out of
context will not be tolerated
Introduction to Statistics, Summarizing and Graphing Data,
Exploring, and Comparing Data
Normal Distributions Estimates and Sample Sizes
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