MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S2Y 2011 MN
Bacopulos, Dionysia S.
BSE University of Memphis, 1979MS University of Memphis, 1982
Before and after class and by appointment
MAR 20, 2012 - MAY 1, 2012
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition by Mario Triola
Published by Pearson Addison Wesley, Boston 2006
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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:
Three tests 100 points each 300
90 – 100
80 – 89.9
70 – 79.9
60 – 69.9
00 – 59.9
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late work will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Except for a calculator no electronic devises are allowed. During a test you must use your own calculator. Put all cell phones on silent or vibrate
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Attachments:Chapter 2 WorksheetChapter 5 WorksheetChapter 6 worksheetChapter 8 WorksheetChapter 9 WorksheetChapter 10 Worksheet - correlation and regression.docRubric
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