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Mathematics

Elementary Statistics and Probability
Alice Martinez

Math 150

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Math 150 Information:

 Required Course materials               Syllabus           Tentative Schedule


 Spring '18 Section 0666  Room: MBA 312  Time:  M/W 7:30am-9:35am

 

Announcements/Info:         Ch 3 TI instructions   

 

Grades are based on a points: (See syllabus for more details)

Homework = 40 points each
Quizzes = 20 points each
Class Activities = 30 points
Exams = 400 points each
Projects = points vary
Final Exam = 500 points 
 
Must earn 65% on final exam.   Grades will be rounded up if Final exam is the higher of the two grades AND 80% of HW and CA have been completed.    
 
Tentative Schedule:

February M   12        1-2, 1-4        Statistical Sampling & Thinking – Video: Sampling Basics

                W   14        1-3, 3-2        Types of Data, (3.2 Measures of Ctr-do as HW) & lab visit V: Qual vs. Quan

               M    19       HOLIDAY       CAMPUS Closed

               W    21       10-1,10-2     Correlation & Regression, correlation coefficient             Quiz: Ch 1  (HW  1 Due)

(2/23 - Last day to add/ Last day to drop without notation on Permanent Record and get a refund.)

               M    26       10-3        Residuals, Predicted values

               W    28       3-3, 3-4       Variation & Relative Standing -V:Concept of σ         Quiz: Ch 10 (HW 2 Due)

(3/2  Last day to apply for spring degree/ certificates)

 

March      M     5       2-2, 2-3        Freq. Distribution, Histograms–V:Exploring σ         Lab visit – Excel Training

               W     7       2-4, 3-4       Boxplots, Bar graphs, Pie Charts, Stem-Leaf      Project Assigned              

               M    12      6.1 – 6.2      Standard Normal Distribution & Review              Quiz: Ch 3  (HW 3 Due)

               W    14      6-3, Review    Normal Distribution Applications                       

               M    19      Exam 1             (Ch 1, 2, 3, 6, 10)                                                          (HW 4 & CA 1 Due)

               W    21     6-2, 6-3, 4-2       Inverse Norm function, Fundamentals of Probability 

               M     26     4-3, 4-4             Probability – Addition & Multiplication rules        Project 1 Due

                                                            Project 2 handed out  

             

    

 

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Assignments:

Instructions for video portions of the assignments:  Scroll down to “Training Videos” on the course webpage.  Then look under the appropriate chapter for the video.  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 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.

            

Statdisk Training Videos 

HW printout

Math 150 – HW

All info is posted at http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/ammartinez/math150.html

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                                                                                                            Due:  2/21 

Videos:  (≈1 hour) Take notes on all the videos.  You may use the fill-in notes for those that have them.  If none are provided then write the title of the video and underline it, then take notes on the video.  Feel free to stop and rewind the video as needed to best learn the material.

  • Ch 3: Understanding Summary Statistics cc (Stats Learn Ctr) (5:13) – Write a few sentences on why we need summary statistics and what each of those discussed does.
  • Ch 3: 3.2 Measure of Center (Mr. K Nguyen): PartI cc (11:21),  Part II cc (17:01) – Fill-in notes **
  • Ch 10: Significance, strength and Causation cc  (Stats Learn Ctr) (5:33) - take notes & define/describe the main concepts **Focus on the information from 3:00-5:33, especially the correlation vs. causation explanation.  Please note, we will be working on this topic in class the day this is due so we will discuss the r-value and slope that it discusses.  This video is to give you an introduction to that topic, but don't stress if you don't understand it.  Take notes on what you do figure out.
  • Ch 10: Short Regression Equation video cc (Stats Learn Ctr) (5:16) - take notes & define/describe the main concepts

**Instead of 3.2 video & notes you can do Ch 3: "Central Tendency: Mean, Median & Mode Part 1 & 2" and make your own notes.  This would REPLACE only the 3.2 notes above

 

Guided Notes: (≈30 min) For the following read the instructions and answer the self-check question.  If you need more guidance, go to 1.4 in your book or look online for videos.

1-4 : -Read Observation Study vs. Experiment on this handout and then think of and write down examples of each, then answer Self-Check 4 questions.  You may consult your textbook or online searches to help you.

 

Vocabulary:  Do vocabulary for 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.2 .  Be sure to label by section.  You will be doing vocabulary for the new sections covered for EVERY HW, so be sure to keep doing this for all subsequent HW assignments, as it will not be listed but still expected as per the HW instructions handed out on day 1 and also listed above.

 

Book problems: (≈1 hour)     (For even problems you are welcome to use my book to check your answers)

1.2 :  5, 10, 13, 23 & 24

1.3: 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17

1.4 : 9, 10, 11, 12

pg 36-37:  4, 5, 7, 8abde(not c), 10 

pg 38 :  4, 9  (calculator practice) 

3.2:  1, 2, 3, 5                                                              Other: Bring TI-84 Calculator to class!


HW #2:                                                                                   Due: 2/28  

Videos: (≈2 hrs)   

  • Ch 10:  Understanding Correlation (27:05)  Watch and take notes to further your understanding of correlation testing.  Please watch from the beginning until 15:42, after that he gets into explaining how to manually find r and we will not be doing that in class.
  • Ch 10:  Intro to Residuals (This is not a video but an interactive HW page )  Do the three problems and then define what a residual is on your HW page.  All you need to write for your HW is the title of this video and what a residual means. 
  • Ch 3: How to use TI-84 to Find Measures of Center and Dispersion cc(12:07) – Take notes: write down the calculator steps needed.  Also write down at least two examples worked out.
  • Ch 3 What is standard deviation? cc (3:15) (video has only musical audio, it is meant to just be read) - Take notes on this.  Be sure to define standard deviation and write down some characteristics of standard deviation.

There are many more videos on standard deviation in Ch 3 list on course webpage. Feel free to watch them also.

 

Vocab:  Be sure to do the vocabulary for every new section covered.  These instructions are the same for EVERY HW assignment so this is the last time you will see it stated, but do vocab for every HW assignment for each new section covered.  In this case it is: Sections: 10-2, 10-3. 

 

Study:  Vocabulary from Ch 1 and Ch 10  - The Ch 1 vocabulary is some of the most important vocabulary of the semester.  We will be distinguishing between parameters and statistics, discrete vs. continuous, sample vs population, sample types, etc… ALL semester, so get to know the terms now!

 

Book problems: (≈1 hour)

1.3 :  2, 3, 4, 12  

1.4 : 13, 15, 16, 18 

3.2 : 23, 31

10-2 & 10-3:  5, 7, 13, 15    (For these the 10-2 & 10-3 are the same problem, so do them combined:  10-2 #5 & 10-3: 5, then move on to #7 for each, etc...)

 

 

HW #3:                                                                                   Due: 3/12  

Ch 2: 2.2 Freq. distributions (Mr. K Nguyen) part I cc(10:14),  part II cc(4:54), part III cc(7:30)  – Fill-in Notes 

Ch 2: 2.3 Histograms (Mr. K Nguyen) Part I cc(11:21), Part II cc(3:54) – Fill-in notes.

Ch 3: Boxplot Training cc  - Go to this webpage and watch the lesson.  Then try the questions and application problems.  Write down two of them and their solutions.  Turn these in along with an explanation of how to make a boxplot and how to use boxplots to compare data.

 

Optional video: The benefits of sleep (Think: before a test) cc              

 

Vocab:  Follow usual instructions for this.

 

Book problems:  (≈1 hour)

1.3   18, 19, 20, 33

2.2   1, 7(identify class width, class midpoints, and class limits) 12, 29

2.3   2, 3, 5, 6

2.4   13(done in lab together), 15, 22, 23, 24  

3.3   15, 23 (for this problem also calculate and compare the standard deviations), 

        33, 39 (Watch Ch 3: 3.3 Videos, under online resources on the course webpage, if you need help with this.)

3.4   7, 9, 13, 35 (Watch Ch 3: 3.4 Video on the course webpage if you are still having trouble with this)

10.2 & 10.3  17, 23 

 

 

 

 

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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): 

Projects:

  • Project 1
  • Project 2
  • Project 3

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Online Resources:

Fun Statistics Songs:

Interesting Statistics Videos:  

Interactive Programs:

In the News:

Training Videos: 


Documentaries: 

Data/Statistics:

 

 

 

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