MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
SP 2011 HOE
Birmingham, Thomas H.
B.S. University of KansasM.A. University of Missouri - Kansas City
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Text: Introduction to Statistics, 11th Edition
Author: Mario F. Triola
Publisher: Pearson Addison-Wesley
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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:
will consist of problems selected from the homework assignments or similar
problems. Although homework assignments are not
graded, your success on tests will be directly proportional to the effort you
put in to the homework assignments. Each test is worth 50 points (semester total 250 points0.
Grade will be based on your performance on the following tests:
Chapters 1-3 Chapters 4-5 Chapters 6-7 Chapter 8
Grading will be based on
performance on the four chapter tests and the comprehensive final.
Each test will be worth 50
final grade will be determined based on the % of total points possible using
Students will start the
semester with a 50 Bonus Grade. If at
the end of the semester, your bonus grade is higher than the lowest grade on a
chapter test, your bonus grade will replace that lowest test grade (final exam
Deductions will be made from
your bonus grade for the following:
5 Point deduction:
After the first unexcused
absence, five points will be deducted for each additional unexcused absence. Absences
will include tardiness or leaving the class early without permission.
3 point deductions:
Not completing class assignments.
(Homework will be checked at random times during the term.)
Cell phone ringing during
Texting, talking or
“surfing” on a cell phone or any other electronic device
Working on assignments from
Engaging in other activity
that results in less than full participation in class, this includes sleeping.
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