Course: Math 1008 GENERAL ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Text: Statistics, Informed Decisions Using Data, Sullivan, 4th ed.
Description: This course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding
of the role of statistics in society along with a working knowledge of statistical
methods. Topics include: graphical methods, organizing data, basic probability theory,
probability distributions, statistical inference, and other topics as time allows.
Prerequisite: MTH 0907 and MTH 0908 both with C or better, or the appropriate score on a math placement exam.
Instructor: Thomas Tunnell
Phone: 224 - 0257
Office Hours: posted on IVCC faculty webpage
(Note the following grading information is subject to change by the instructor)
Group Work: In the real world, you will likely be working as part of a team. I prefer to let you form teams of your choice, but if teams are not working out (by my observation or student complaint), appropriate changes will be made.
IVCC withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is 4/10/14.
Effective Summer 2011, students will have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the student’s electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructor’s discretion.
Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.
More detailed information is available at www.ivcc.edu/admissions and selecting the menu item for Withdrawals on the left side of the page.
MISSED TEST POLICY (IMPORTANT):
You may make up a test if:
1) you know you will be absent on the day of a scheduled test and you arrange a time prior to the test to take it early.
2)Otherwise you may use your score on the final to replace the first missed exam. A second missed exam without a physician's written excuse will result in zero for that exam. Any other missed assignments cannot be made up for any reason
Calculator: You will need at least a scientific calculator. You may use a graphing calculator if you want, but you must show all or your work. You may not store any information in the graphing calculator. A random check may occur during exams to check calculator memory. Please remove calculator covers before each exam.
School Closings and Class Cancellations: In the event of inclement weather, please tune to a local radio station for possible school closings. If an exam is scheduled for a day that the school is closed or class is cancelled, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period. Check IVCC's Class Cancellations (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations/) and class announcements at CourseCompass/MyMathLab (http://www.coursecompass.com)
Cheating: If you are caught cheating before the withdrawal date, you
will be withdrawn from the course with a W. If you are caught cheating
after the withdrawal date, you will receive an F for the final class grade.
Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed.
Policy: All IVCC student policies apply to this class.
Special Needs: If you are a student with a cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on tape, note taking services etc.. If you are interested in receiving academic support services, please contact the Special Populations Office at 224-0284, office B-204.
(schedule subject to change by instructor, quizzes not listed)
Homework Assignments: mymathlab assignments: 1 per section covered. These should be completed once a section is fully completed and if you have questions on problems, they should be asked at the beginning of class.
Week of 1/13
Section 1.1- Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
Section 1.2- Observational Studies versus Designed Experiments
Section 1.3- Simple Random Sampling
Sectopm1.4- Other Effective Sampling Techniques
Section 1.5- Bias in Sampling
Week of 1/20
1/20 MLK day, college closed
Section 1.6- Design of Experiments
Section 2.1- Organizing Qualitative Data
Section 2.2- Organizing Quantitative Data
Week of 1/27
Section 2.4- Graphical Misrepresentations of data
Section 3.1- Measures of Central Tendency
Section 3.2- Measures of Dispersion
Week of 2/3
Section 3.4- Measures of Position
Section 3.5- Five Number Summary and Box plots
Take Test 1
Week of September 2/10
Section 4.1- Scatter Diagrams and Correlation
Section 4.2- Least-Squares Regression
Section 4.3- Diagnosis of Least-Squares (partial)
Group Exercise on Ch 4 handed out to be turned in next week
Week of 2/17
2/17 President's Day, college closed
Section 5.1- Probability Rules
Section 5.2- The Addition Rule and Complements
Week of 2/24
Section 5.3- Independence and the Multiplication Rule
Section 5.4- Conditional Probabilities and the General Multiplication Rule
Section 5.5- Counting Techniques
Week of 3/3
Section 6.1- Discrete Random Variables
Week of 3/10 - Spring Break
Week of 3/17
Section 6.2- The Binomial Probability Distribution
Section 7.1- Properties of the Normal Distribution
Week of 3/24
3/28 Faculty development day no classes
Section 7.2- Applications of the Normal Distribution
Section 7.3- Assessing Normality
Week of 3/31
Section 8.1- Distribution of the Sample Mean
Week of 4/7
4/10 last day to withdraw
Section 9.1- Estimating a Population Proportion
Week of 4/14
Section 9.2- Estimating a Population Mean
Section 10.1- The Language of Hypothesis Testing
Section 10.2- Hypothesis Tests for a Population Proportion
Section 10.3- Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean
Week of 4/28
Section 10.3- Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean
Week of 5/5
Review for final
Final Exam 5/9