MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
U1B 2011 BLB
Noriz, John M.
B.S. Business Management University of PhoenixMBA University of PhoenixTexas Certified Mathematics Teacher
Fri 4:30pm to 10:30pm
30 May - 24 July
5pm - 10pm
Intermediate Algebra helps but not required
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Additional Resources: A TI 83 or 84 Plus calculator is helpful but not necessary. Microsoft Excel can be used in place of a calculator.
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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:
5 @ 1
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Students will act appropriate and professional. Students will create and maintain an environment beneficial to learning. Cell Phones should be turned on vibrate before entering the classroom. If you must take a call, I expect you to leave the room while you do so. I consider it academic misconduct for you to be using your cell phone or other electronic equipment in class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Chapter 1 Introduction: Statistical Thinking
Week 2 Chapter 3 Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Statistical Data
Chapter 4 Probability
Chapter 5 Probability Distribution
Week 3 Chapter 6 Normal Probability Distributions
Week 5 Chapter 9 Inferences from Two Samples
Week 7 Project Presentations
Week 8 Final Exam
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Last Updated:4/14/2011 8:11:13 PM