Math 130 Introductory Statistics
Section 1 MWF 9 - 9:50 MC 201
Section 2 MWF 12:10 - 1 MC 201
Dr. Mark Saegrove
Office MC 525 Ph. 796-3657 Home Phone 1-608-735-4789
Course Objectives: This "consumer-oriented" course is designed to cause students to learn basic concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics, and introductory probability. Students demonstrate knowledge of these concepts by solving numerous assigned homework problems, and by providing written solutions to exam problems in accepted statistical format.
Prerequisite: Acceptable placement score or C grade in Math 001 or equivalent. See me right away if you have a question about your math background as it relates to this reqt.
Text: Elementary Statistics by Mario Triola, 7th edition, 1998.
References: Rossman and Chance. Workshop Statistics, Springer-Verlag, 1998.
Auslander, Louis et al. Mathematics Through Statistics, Williams and Wilkens.
De Santo, Carmine et al. Statistics Through Problem Solving, Mathematics Alternatives Inc.
Kimble, G.A. How to Use and Misuse Statistics, Prentice-Hall.
Moore, David. Statistics - Concepts and Controversies, Freeman.
Moore and McCabe. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, Freeman.
Notter, Lucille. Essentials of Nursing Research, Springer.
Phillips, David. Basic Statistics for Health Science Students, Freeman.
Reichman, W.J. Use and Abuse of Statistics, Penguin.
Williams, Fredrick. Reasoning with Statistics, 2nd ed, HRW.
Content: Introduction: What is Statistics?
Ethics in Descriptive Statistics
Probability Distributions- Binomial
Linear Correlation and Regression
Multinomial Experiments and Contingency Tables
Analysis of Variance
Non-parametrics (if time permits)
Grading: 10 chapter exams 500 points
Final exam (cumulative) 100 points
In-class work 50 points
Course project 50 points
Total 700 points
Note: Grades are based on points allocated above. No extra credit.
Note: Exams are "closed book". Tables in the back of the book and 1 sheet (8.5"x 1l" both sides) of notes are allowed to be used for exams. Exams cover assigned readings, even if not discussed in class, and topics discussed in class, even if not in the text. Calculators and MINITAB are allowed for exams also.
Note: All tests taken in regular classroom at scheduled times. No exams taken in learning center unless diagnosed learning disability exists (verified by Mr. Wojeichowski in writing).
Note: Final exam must be taken at regularly scheduled time unless approved in writing by the Dean.
Attendance: Required. See Viterbo College catalog, page 36. All guidelines followed.
A valid verifiable excuse must be presented in order to make up missed exams or in-class work. "I overslept", "My ride is leaving early for vacation/ the weekend/ etc.", "I had a busy week and didn’t have time to study" are examples of NON-valid excuses. Make-up exams for valid excused absences must be done in a timely manner, usually within one week of return.
Calculating Equipment: MINITAB is available on the computers in MC201 and MC304. It is also recommended that you have a hand-held calculator or portable computer for use when you do not have access to computers on campus.
Cheating: First offense - half credit on pertinent work; second offense - zero credit on pertinent work; third offense - failure in the course.
Extra Help: If you find that you need extra help, see me right away. Tutoring can be made available from the Learning Center if necessary.
ADA Statement: If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this class, please see me and Wayne Wojciechowski, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator (MC320, 796-3085) within ten days to discuss your accommodation needs.
Note: accommodation for special test-taking needs will be made only after these needs are confirmed in writing by Mr. Wojciechowski.
Date Assigned reading Assigned problems
Aug 30 1.1,1.2 p.9#1,3,5,7,9-18
Sep 1 1.3,1.4 p.14#1-12; p.23#1-16
Sep 3 1.5, ch 14 p.27#1,3,5,6,10
Sep 8 Exam 1
Sep10 2.1-2.3 p.43#1,3,5,9; p.55#5,7,11,13, histogram for #11
Sep13 2.4,2.5 p.70#1,3,5,7,19a,b,c; p.87#1,3,5,7,25
Sep15 2.6 p.99#1,3,7,9,11,13,17,21,23
Sep17 2.7 p.107#3,8
Sep 20 Exam 2
Sep 22 3.1,3.2 p.130#1,3,5,7,11,13,19,21,23,25
Sep 24 4.3,4.4 p. 206#1,3,5,6,9,11,13,15,21,27;p.213#1,3,5,9
Sep 27 Exam 3
Sep 29 5.1-5.2 p.240#1-35odd.
Oct 1 5.3-5.4 p.246#1-9odd,17; p.252#1-7odd,13,15
Oct 4 5.5 p.262#1,3,5,7,11
Oct 6 Exam 4
Oct 8 6.1,6.2 p.301#1-13odd,17,21
Oct 11 6.3 p.313#1,2,4,5,7,9,10,11,13,17
Oct 13 6.4 p.321#1,2,4,5,7,9,11,13,15,19
Oct 15 6.5 p.333#1,2,3,5,7,13,15,17
Oct 18 Exam 5
Oct 20 7.1-7.3 p.357#1,2,3; p.372#1,3,5,7,15,17
Oct 22 Mid-semester break
Oct 25 7.4 p.383#1,3,11,15,17,21,23
Oct 27 7.5 p.392#1,3,9,11,13,15,17,19.
Oct 29 7.6 p.400#1,3,5,7,9
Nov 1 Exam 6 project proposal due
Nov 3 8.1,8.2 p.421#1,5,9,11,13
Nov 5 8.4 p.440#1,3,5,7,11
Nov 8 8.3,8.5 p.432#1,5,7,9; p.454#1,7,10,16
Nov 10 8.6 p.465#1,3,7,9,11,15
Nov 12 Exam 7
Nov 15 9.1,9.2 p.490#1,3,5,7,9,11
Nov 17 9.3,9.4 p.505#1,3,5,7,9,11,19; p.515#1,3
Nov 19 Exam 8
Nov 22 10.1,10.2 p.546#1,3,5,7,9,11
Nov 29 10.3 p.561#1,3,5,7,9,11
Dec 1 Exam 9
Dec 3 11.1,11.2 p.583#1,2,3,5,9. For #3,MINITAB run and hyp.test
Dec 6 11.3 p.598#1,2,3,4,7,8; p.602#3,4,5
Dec 8 Exam 10
Dec 10 Review Project due
Thursday, Dec 16, 3:00 - 5:00 cumulative Final Exam (Section 1)
Friday, Dec 17, 9:50 - 11:50 cumulative Final Exam (Section 2)