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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) 660-4316
E MAIL bob.furry@gcccd.net 
OFFICE HOURS Tues.  12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wed.  6:00pm - 6:50
Thurs. 12:30pm-1:30pm & 5:30 pm-6:60 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, Chi-square 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:

  1. TEXT:  Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 2nd Ed., Larson/Farber

  2. CALCULATOR:  Each student should have access to a calculator with the capability of performing statistical calculations, including linear regression. The TI-83plus or the TI-89 are recommended.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 7:30PM-9:30

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

1-1                                    #1-27odd
1-2                                   
#1-19odd
1-3                                   
#1-21odd
2-1       #1-5,7,9-21odd,25,29
2-2       #1,2,3-29odd
2-3       #1-9,11-17odd,21,27,29,37
2-4       #1,2,3,5,7,8,9,11,13,15,17,25
2-5       #1,3,5,6,7,9,11,13,19
3-1       #1-4,7-11,13,15,17,19,25
3-2       #1,3,4,5,7,10,14,15,19
3-3       #1,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,13,15,17
3-4       #1-9,11,15,17,18,21,29,31
4-1       #1-10,13,15,16,17,19,21,23,27,29
4-2       #1-15odd
4-3       #1,3,5,9
5-1       #1-5,7,9-13,15,17,19,21,23
5.2       #1-5,7,9,11,13,14,15,17-25odd,29,31,33,37-45odd
5.3       #1-15odd
5.4       #1,2,3-15odd,19
5.5       #1,3,5-12,15,17
6-1       #1-5,7-21odd,23,33
6.2       #1-5,7-23odd
6.3       #1,3,5,9,11,17,19
6.4       #1-7odd,11
7-1       #1,3,5,7-10,11,15,17,21,23,24,25,29
7.2       #1-17odd,23
7.3       #1-13odd,17-23odd
7.4       #1,2,3-11odd
7.5       #
9-1       #1-9,11,13,17,19,21,22,23,25,27
9.2       #1-5,7-11,13,15
9.3       #1-5,7,9,11,13,17
9.4         #

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