Instructor 


Sections 
201A TH 8:009:15 (DSC 116)
201B TH 12:001:15 (DSC 116)


Communication 
Office Hours: posted online, or by appointment
Announcements may be made via email and the class web page:
http://massey.limfinity.com/201


Textbook 
Math 201  Statistics, Edition 16.8 by Massey (available in CN bookstore).
This custom textbook is required for Prof. Massey's Math 201 sections.
It will be used for note taking, homework problems, and projects.
You will be writing in, and tearing pages out of, this book, so it cannot be resold.


Technology 
You will need to use statistical software to complete homework, quizzes, and tests.
 Instruction and support will reference only the TI83/84 family calculators.
It is mandatory that you acquire one and bring it to class. (Get a used one from another student or Ebay).
 Computer activities may use Excel, or R (available for free download at
rproject.org)


Description 
Math 201 is an introduction to applied statistics.
 Broad areas: descriptive statistics, distributions, probability, and inference
 Topics include: visualizing data, means and dispersion, regression, correlation,
probability, discrete/continuous random variables (esp. binomial, normal), central limit theorem,
sampling, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, ANOVA.
Student Learning Outcomes  upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
 Obtain, describe, process, and interpret data distributions presented graphically and numerically.
 Determine experimental probabilities via designed or observational studies or simulations.
 Determine theoretical probability modeled by a distribution or sample space.
 Use probability to describe chance or risk in simple and compound events.
 Collect, represent, analyze and interpret data, test hypotheses, and draw conclusions.
 Apply mathematical models of statistics to problems from scientific, social, political, and economic disciplines.
CN Liberal Arts Core Learning Objective:
When presented with an analytical problem, students will choose an appropriate model with
which to solve the problem, use quantitative techniques to arrive at a solution, and interpret
their solution in writing.


Prerequisites 
Adequate background in high school algebra II equivalent. You should feel comfortable
working with variables, equations, inequalities, functions, and graphs.


Grading 
Here are the weightings for the 3hour course:
Quizzes
Projects
Midterm Tests
Final Exam
 25% 20% 35% 20%

Guaranteed grades are 90807060 for A, B, C, D respectively.


Homework 
You should work all homework problems as they are assigned. You are encouraged to work with fellow classmates if you want.
Some homework problems may require the use of technology (calculator, Excel, and R).
If you have homework questions, email me, or come by my office or the tutoring center for help. Doing, and understanding, your HW is the best way to prepare yourself for the tests. Math is not a spectator sport.


Quizzes 
There will be a quiz every class period. There may also be an occasional takehome quiz assignment.
 Quizzes will be based on recent or review class material and homework.
 Quiz work must be prepared according to instructions.
 Solutions must be complete, clear, and correct to receive full credit. All supporting work must be shown.
 Each quiz will be graded out of 10 points.
 Quizzes may not be made up, but the lowest four grades will be dropped. If you have more than 4 missed classes for valid and documented reasons, then see the instructor to make arrangements.


Projects 
There will be two or three graded projects.
 Projects must be prepared according to instructions and turned in by the due date.
 Solutions must be complete, clear, and correct to receive full credit. All supporting work must be shown.
 Select, but unspecified, parts of the takehome portion will be graded to determine 65 percent of the project grade.
 35 percent of each project's grade will consist of a brief inclass open book test based on the takehome portion material.


Tests 
 There will be two midterm tests, covering lecture, homework, and project material.
Tentative test dates are:
 No unauthorized resources may be used on the tests/exam.
 If you must miss a test for a valid reason
(college sponsored event, documented illness, or professor approved excuse), then
you must notify the instructor as soon as possible.
Makeup tests must be taken before the following class period.
Your final exam grade may be substituted for the missed test if no convenient makeup time is available.
The validity of an excuse is at the instructor's discretion. You must notify the professor before missing
a scheduled test. Unexcused missed tests will be recorded with a grade of zero.


Final Exam 
The final exam is comprehensive. Consult the college exam schedule for date and time.


Attendance 
You are expected to attend every class period,
and are responsible for all course material, as well as any inclass assignments that may be given.


Academic Integrity 


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