CLASS SYLLABUS FALL 2012
Course: Math 227 Elementary Statistics
Instructor: Ms. G. Petikyan Section 0474 8:00am-12:15pm F Math 1400
Office Hours: Math 12:20pm-1:05pm F or by appointment in Math 1400
Cell Phone: (818) 736-1336
Text: Elementary Statistics By Mario F. Triola, 11th Edition
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 125 or a passing score in the Math Placement Test
Course Description: This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in understanding the concepts of basic statistics with the minimal background in Mathematics. Each chapter lesson provides a brief preview of each section with interesting problems that demonstrate the type of questions that students can answer once they develop the necessary skills in the subject of the chapter. Finally, understandable
Statistics supports access to a wide range of activities for computers or graphing calculators. Using
Technology –based supplement support includes the: The Minitab CD-Rom, an interactive computer
package designed to be very user friendly.
- Interpret graphical displays and numerical summaries of data
- Identify common sources of (statistical) bias in surveys and experiments
- Distinguish among measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) as well as their appropriate applications. In particular, how they can be misused.
- Construct a correct inference via a confidence interval or a hypothesis test and interpret the results as well as the interconnection between the two inferences.
- Use a graphing calculator or statistical software for calculations needed for statistical analysis.
This course will cover the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Statistics
Chapter 2: Summarizing and Graphing Data
Chapter 3: Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data
Chapter 4: Probability
Chapter 5: Discrete Probability Distributions
Chapter 6: Normal Probability Distributions
Chapter 7: Estimates and Sample Sizes
Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 9: Inferences from Two Samples
Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression
Homework is given to reinforce the lessons for the day and to develop the necessary skills. Handwritten and computer homework will be assigned and must be submitted on timely basis. Students having difficulty in a particular problem are encouraged to ask questions before introducing a new concept.
The Minitab software and data set are included with every new textbook for home use. It is very important to get familiar with the software. Step-by-step operations are well explained in the textbook.
There will be four classroom tests. If the final examination score is higher than the lowest score of all tests, its percentage score will be used to replace the lowest test score. There will be no make-up examinations. Any missed exam will receive a grade of 0.
A comprehensive final exam will be given on June 1st.There are no make-ups for the final and all students must take the final exam.
All tests will be based on examples worked in class, assigned homework, and computer printout analysis.
Grading Scale: Letter grades will be determined by your overall percentage in the course:
A = 90%-100%
B = 80%-89.9%
C = 70%-79.9%
D = 60%-69.9%
F = 0%-59.9%
Course Organization: The course will follow the attached course schedule as closely as possible.There will be no make up’s for missed test. Missed test is equivalent to zero score. Please keep records of your test scores for your reference in grade computations.
Attendance will be strictly monitored. Unexcused absences of 1-day meetings may result in
excluding students in class. It is the student responsibility to apply for withdrawal or dropping of
the course in the admission office they no longer attend; failure to do so may result in a grade of
All students are expected to arrive on time. Late arrivals are disruptive to both the lecturer and students. Once you are seated, do not leave the room until dismissed. Such going out and coming in are disruptive as well. Students having difficulty are encouraged to ask questions for clarification of the lecture or material. This should be done in a courteous manner by raising one’s hand and being recognized. Side conversations between students that disrupt the flow of the lecture will not be tolerated.It is the student’s responsibility to manage his or her academic workload. All students appearing on the grade roster will receive a grade regardless of whether they are attending classes or not.
Pagers, I-pod, headphone, and cell phone must be in silent mode during class hours. Sleeping
and loud conversations are strictly prohibited as well as habitual tardiness.
Class time is strictly observed.
MATH OUTLINE, CHAPTER TEST and HOMEORK SCHEDULE
227 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (By Mario F. Triola, 11th Edition)____________
TOPICS TO BE COVERED : : SECTIONS FROM TEXT : APPROX. TIME
Ch 2.2 ___#9-12
Ch 2.4 ___#1-20 odd
Ch 2.5 ___Chapter Quiz (p.76 all)
Ch 3.2 – 3.4 ___eoo
Ch 4.2 - 4.7___ eoo
Ch 5.2 - 5.5___eoo
Ch 6.2 – 6.6___eoo
Ch 7.2 – 7.5___eoo
Ch 8.2 – 8.6___eoo
Ch 9.1 – 9.3___eoo
Ch 10.2 – 10.3___eoo
After each chapter there will be a quiz, and after two chapters there will be an exam.
FINAL EXAMS: Chapters 1-10 on June 1st in the class. Failure to take the final will result to zero score. No Incomplete Grade. No exceptions.