El Camino College


Elementary Statistics and Probability
Alice Martinez

Math 150

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Math 150 Information:

 Required Course materials                          

 Please NOTE:  Elementary Statistics by Triola.  (978-1-323-57817-9 Third California Edition or 13th general edition)  This is a NEW edition of the textbook from last semester, so do NOT purchase a used book from a student from previous semesters.

Fall '18 

Section 0741 Room: MBA 319   Time  M/W 7:30am-9:35am  Tentative Schedule  Syllabus

Section 0754  Room: MBA 213  Time:  M/W 10:30am-12:35pm  Tentative Schedule  Syllabus

Section 0745 Room MBA 319  Time:  T/Th 8-10:05am Tentative Schedule  Syllabus

Announcements/Info:         Ch 3 TI instructions   

Please read over the required materials and plan to purchase them before class begins so that you will be ready! 




Class Project:

 Milestone 1

-          Topic chosen

-          Research done

-          Survey questions

Milestone 2

-          Surveys collected 10 from each student

-          Correlation

Milestone 3 - TBD



Homework = 40 points each     Quizzes = 20 points each
Class Activities = 30 points       Exams = 400 points each
Class Project = 180 points              Final Exam = 500 points 
Must earn 65% on final exam AND have sufficient points earned to pass the course.  
Grades will be rounded up if Final exam is the higher of the two grades AND 80% of HW and CA have been completed.    

Know this:  65% on final exam is NOT a passing grade and no exam scores will be replaced by non-passing scores.





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Statdisk Training Videos 


Math 150 – HW

Instructions for video portions of the assignments:  Take notes while watching the videos.  For some videos fill-in notes are provided (by clicking on the link and printing.  For the first few I have printed these out, but after that you will need to print your own using the link.)  For videos without fill-in notes provided you need to do your own notes or answer a response question.  If there are no instructions next to the video then take notes on the video and write the definition/description of the main concepts. Turn this in with your HW.  Be sure to write and underline or highlight the TITLE of each video above EACH of your video notes.

HW Notes: For selected sections you will be reading the text and filling out notes and answering self-check questions.  Turn these in with the HW.

Instructions for Vocabulary: Make a list of pertinent vocabulary for EVERY section of HW that you turn in. Do this for each NEW section covered in the HW.  Be sure to label what section EACH vocabulary is from.  (You do not need to redo vocabulary for sections already covered on previous HW.)

General HW instructions available with tentative schedule by clicking on your section number at top of this page. They were also handed out on the first day of class. Be sure to read the general HW instructions to avoid losing points.


HW 1



1-1  5, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 27, 31

1-2  5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20

1-3:  Notes  Read ppg 25-26  Basic Designs of experiments - fill & turn in:  1-3  Observational vs Experimental studies

1-3  9, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23, 26

Vocabulary  (As per ALL HW instructions, do vocab for each new section, in this case that is 1-1, 1-2, 1-3.  You may write your definitions in your own words, using diagrams or however it makes sense to you to help you learn the terminology.)


HW 2:



Ch 1 Quick Quiz:  1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10

2-1  1 -3, 5, 9

2-2  5, 6, 11(use statdisk to make the histogram or use back of the book graph)

2-3  5, 7, 17, 19

2-4  2, 5, 9

CA Data Applications (pg c-3-C4):  1, 2, 3, 7

Vocabulary (Same instructions, but only for new sections 2-1 to 2-4.)


HW 3: Not complete.

CH 1 Review Exercises (pg 35): 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7acde, 8, 9, 10

2-2  7, 8

2-4  7, 11

Ch 2 Rev  (pg76-77) 1 - 6 all

3-1  5, 22, 31 


Vocabulary (i.e. Write up the vocab as usual) 

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Course Material:

Elementary Statistics by Triola (online access is not needed). (978-1-256-9898-6-8 Second California Edition; which is almost the same as 978-0-321-83696-0, 12th Edition) Check with the bookstore BEFORE buying elsewhere to ensure you have the same edition as is being offered in the bookstore.

*TI-84 Plus (TI 86 and TI 89 not allowed. There will be no sharing of calculators during exams, nor substitution via other types of calculators, your calculator must ONLY be a calculator and have no internet access options. You must have this calculator to perform operations in class and to practice the work at home to become proficient. See me if you need help getting a calculator).

*2 Large Blue Exam books for Class Activity Work.

*  Handy-Dandy Pullout Chart - (Click on your book: 12th Edition, then click on Formula & Table Card)  If you print this out you can use it for tests and quizzes.  It has all the major formulas and charts.

*Statdisk downloaded (available for free at: http://wps.aw.com/aw_triola_stats_series/  )

Statdisk Training Videos 


Optional materials:  TI-84 user help: http://mathbits.com/mathbits/TISection/Openpage.htm.

 Optional text:  Student’s Solutions Manual for Elementary Statistics by Triola

Calculator Help:

Class Lecture & HW fill-in notes (updated 2018): 



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Online Resources:

Fun Statistics Songs:

Interesting Statistics Videos:  

Interactive Programs:

In the News:

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