
CUYAMACA COLLEGE
"Learning for the Future"
Spring, 2003
COURSE 
Math 160 Elementary Statistics (3 units, 3
hours lecture,1 hour lab) 
SECTION 1102 
Mon. 7:00pm
 8:50
N 101
Wed. 7:00pm
 7:50
N 101
Wed. 8:00pm
 8:50
N 103 
INSTRUCTOR 
Robert Furry 
OFFICE & PHONE 
D 102 ( 619) 6604316 
E MAIL 
bob.furry@gcccd.net 
OFFICE HOURS 
Tues. 12:30pm 
2:00pm
Wed. 6:00pm
 6:50
Thurs. 12:30pm1:30pm &
5:30 pm6:60 pm 
( and by appointment, subject to change)
CATALOG
DESCRIPTION:
Tabular and graphical presentation; measures of central tendency
and variability; standard elementary procedures involving binomial
distribution, normal distribution, Student t distribution, Chisquare
distributions, nonparametric statistics, and correlation. Applications
from the fields of biology, business, economics, education, engineering
and psychology.
(After
a brief look at methods of describing and summarizing sets of data and a
short study of the concepts, axioms, and properties of probability, the
main thrust of this course will be the study of procedures used for making
sound generalizations on the basis of samples about populations from which
the samples came. The procedures are aimed at three types of problems:
problems of estimation, tests of hypotheses, and problems of prediction.)
COURSE
PREREQUISITES:
Mathematics
103 or Mathematics 110 or
equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
COURSE MATERIALS:

TEXT:
Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 2^{nd}
Ed., Larson/Farber

CALCULATOR:
Each student should have access to a calculator with the
capability of performing statistical calculations, including linear
regression. The TI83plus or the TI89 are recommended.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

HOMEWORK:
Homework
assignments will be provided. The assignments should be completed as
the sections are covered in class and should be kept in a notebook or
folder. Quizzes will be based on homework assignments. Homework
problems are to be kept in a notebook or folder and will be collected
for grading at each test.

COMPUTER
LAB:
Use of the computer math lab will be a part
of this course. Parts of some quizzes and tests may use the computer.

TESTS
AND QUIZZES:
There will be four or five tests and a comprehensive final,
each graded A to F. Tests cannot be made up but the lowest
of the four or five
tests grades will be replaced by the next lowest if a
"project" (see below) is completed, turned in, and presented
before the last test; so one test can be missed without affecting the
grade. Course material, however, covered on a test that is dropped
should be mastered since it will be seen again on the comprehensive
final exam. There will be five to ten unannounced quizzes based on
homework assignments, labs, and lectures. Quizzes
cannot be made up.

GRADES:
Final grades will be based on the four, or five
tests, quizzes labs, class work, and the final exam weighted
approximately as follows:
Tests 
55% 
Final Exam 
25% 
Unannounced
Quizzes, Class attendance and participation, homework complete and
neat, and computer lab.

20% 
A
grade of C or better must be achieved to receive a grade of CR (credit).
Below a C average will result in an NC (no credit).
A failing grade on the final exam will make the highest possible
course grade a D.
5. OTHER:
More than four absences (two weeks of class) may result in the
student being dropped from the class.
Incomplete
will be given only if the student is passing the class and is unable to
take the final exam due to an emergency.
Neatness and the employment of systematic procedures of solving problems
contribute significantly to the development of logical thinking and the
elimination of errors.
Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities.
Please identify yourself to your instructor and/or to Disabled Students
Programs and Services staff so that the appropriate accommodations can be
ensured. If you suspect that you have a learning disability, or require
services for any other type of disability, see Disabled Students Programs
and Services.
6. PROJECTS:
Students have the
option of completing one of two types of
projects: 1.) Analyze "published" data using at least
three specific techniques and procedures from the text. At least one of
the three must be an inferential
statistics procedure. Students must identify sources of data and the
specific techniques and procedures used, including page numbers in the
text. A one to four page typed report must be turned in and a two
minute oral report must be delivered to the class. 2.) Using a
computerized statistical analysis package, prepare and present a report on
one of the data sets from the text, using at least three specific
techniques or procedures covered in the course. At least one of the three
must be an inferential
statistics procedure. A one to four page typed report must be turned in
and a two minute oral report delivered to the class.
Any
project must be turned in and presented before the last test. None will
be accepted after that date!! It is the student's responsibility to
see the instructor for clarification of the requirements of the project.
MATH 160
TENTATIVE
SCHEDULE (subject
to change)
Date
Chap/Sec
1/27 Intro,
1.1,1.2
1/29
1.3
2/3
2.1/2.2
2/5 2.3
2/10
2.4
2/12
2.5,review
2/17
Holiday
2/19 Test
1,ch 1&2
2/24
3.1/3.2
2/26
3.3
3/3
3.4/4.1
3/5
4.2
3/10 4.3,
review
3/12 Test
2, ch. 3&4
3/17
5.1,5.2
3/19
5.3
3/24
5.4,5.5,5.6
3/26 6.1
3/31 6.2/6.3
4/2 6.4
4/7 Review,test3,ch.5&6
4/9 7.1/7.2
4/14 Spring
Break
4/16
“ “
4/21 7.3/7.4
4/23 7.5
4/28 9.1/9.2
4/30 9.3
5/5 9.4,
review
5/7 Test
4, ch. 7&9
5/12 Ch.
10&11, review
5/14
“ “
5/19 Test 5
(possible)
5/21 Review
5/26 Holiday
5/28 No
class, finals
6/2 Final
7:30PM9:30
OTHER IMPORTANT
DATES:
Jan. 27 –
Regular classes begin.
Feb. 28  Last
day to apply for CR./NC.
Apr. 25  Last
day to drop classes.
June 2  FINAL
EXAM, 7:30PM  9:30
Section
Problems
11
#127odd
12
#119odd
13
#121odd
21 #15,7,921odd,25,29
22 #1,2,329odd
23 #19,1117odd,21,27,29,37
24 #1,2,3,5,7,8,9,11,13,15,17,25
25 #1,3,5,6,7,9,11,13,19
31 #14,711,13,15,17,19,25
32 #1,3,4,5,7,10,14,15,19
33 #1,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,13,15,17
34 #19,11,15,17,18,21,29,31
41 #110,13,15,16,17,19,21,23,27,29
42 #115odd
43 #1,3,5,9
51 #15,7,913,15,17,19,21,23
5.2
#15,7,9,11,13,14,15,1725odd,29,31,33,3745odd
5.3 #115odd
5.4 #1,2,315odd,19
5.5 #1,3,512,15,17
61 #15,721odd,23,33
6.2 #15,723odd
6.3 #1,3,5,9,11,17,19
6.4 #17odd,11
71 #1,3,5,710,11,15,17,21,23,24,25,29
7.2 #117odd,23
7.3 #113odd,1723odd
7.4 #1,2,311odd
7.5 #
91 #19,11,13,17,19,21,22,23,25,27
9.2 #15,711,13,15
9.3 #15,7,9,11,13,17
9.4 #

Last update 3/16/99 by Bob Furry

