MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1Y 2010 MN
Bacopulos, Dionysia S.
BSE 1979 University of MemphisMS 1982 University of Memphis
Before and after class and by appointment
August 15, 2010 to October 10, 2010
5:00 - 9:40 PM
Textbook: Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition by Mario Triola
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Additional Resources: Graphing Calculator TI-84, TI-84 plus, TI-83 or TI-84 plus
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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:
There will be three one hour exams each is worth 100 points each. The final examination is comprehensive and will count 200 points.
Three tests 100 points each 300
Final Examination __ 200__
Total Points 500
Your total points will be divided by 5 to obtain your class average. Your class grade depends on this average.
90 – 100
80 – 89.9
70 – 79.9
60 – 69.9
00 – 59.9
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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