MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F2W 2010 TI
Hill, Anthony C.
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
4:30 - 10:20 PM
Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition, Mario F. Triola
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A development of certain basic concepts in probability and statistics that are pertinent to most disciplines. Topics include: probability models, parameters, statistics and sampling procedures, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.
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: 2 tests, 1 comprehensive final exam, and homework that will consist of questions and mostly problems at the level of and suggested in the textbook.
Your grade is calculated as follows: (Exam Avg.) * (.4) + (Homework) * (.1) + (Project) * (.1) + (Final Exam) * (.2) + Attendance * (.1) + Participation * (.1)
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.
Week Topic(s) Chapter(s)
1 Introduction; Summarizing and Graphing Data 1-2
2 Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and 3-4
Comparing Data; Probability
3 Discrete Probability Distributions; 5-6
4 Normal Probability Distributions (cont'd); 6
5 Estimate and Sample Size; 7-8
6 Hypothesis Testing (cont'd); 8-9
Inferences from Two Samples-TEST II
7 Inferences from Two Samples (cont'd); 9-10
Correlation and Regression
8 Review; FINAL EXAMINATION
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