MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
S2UU 2011 CN
Smyre, James R.
B.S., M.Ed., E.M.E.M., M.Ed., I.S.D.S., Ed.S.Certified SC mathematics teacherCertified SC guidance counselor (secondary)
Building 221, CAFB
14 Mar to 08 May 2011
11am to 130pm Military time: 1100 to 1330
Placement test or algebra prerequisite course
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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.
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Additional Information:It is hoped that this will be one of the better math and/or statistics courses the students have taken thus far. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be prepared for additional similar courses and enlightened with a functional, operative empathy for problem solving in everyday life.
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