MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
U1M 2011 CH
Sagaser, Michael B.
BS Aerospace EngineeringMS Operations Analysis
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30 May 2011 - 31 July 2011
4:45 - 7:15 PM
Mario F. Triola
Additional Requirement: Any standard calculator, preferably with exponential, factorial, and statistical functions.
Recommended: Access to a computer with spreadsheet capability
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Educational Philosophy: Success in mathematics requires a student to practice solving problems. We will concentrate on problem-solving methodology both in class and outside of class to attain proficiency in solving problems in statistics, and in gaining and developing the ability to think critically about the kind of problems addressed by statistics.
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:
Prior to each class meeting each student must read the textbook material to be covered (see below) and at least review the examples presented in the textbook. Homework will be due at the beginning of each day's class meeting. There will be four tests, each covering between one and three chapters, and a comprehensive final exam. Because each class is two and one half hours long we will always cover a large amount of material: students cannot afford to miss class sessions.
Grading Scale: A(90%+), B(80%+), C(70%+), D(60%+), F(less than 60%)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not normally be accepted and will be graded as a zero. I recognize, however, the reality of military life and professional demands. Talk to me; I will work with legitimate issues.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be on time.
Session 1 Session
Jun 7 Intro
material, 1-1 1-2,
1-3, 1-4, 1-5
Jun 9 2-1,
2-2, 2-3, 2-4 3-2,
Jun 14 3-3,
Review Ch 1, 2, 3
Jun 16 Test
Ch 1, 2, 3 4-1,
Jun 21 4-4 5-1,
Jun 23 5-3,
Ch 4, 5
Jun 28 Test
Ch 4, 5 6-1,
Jun 30 6-3 6-4
Jul 5 6-5 7-1,
Jul 7 7-3,
Ch 6, 7
Jul 12 Test
Ch 6, 7 8-1,
Jul 14 8-3 8-4
Jul 19 8-5 8-6,
Review Ch 8
Jul 21 Test
Ch 8 10-1,
Jul 26 10-2,
Jul 28 Comprehensive
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