THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE COURSE SYLLABUS

**Statistics I (MA 268)**

*Fall SEMESTER 20**10*

**INSTRUCTOR**:
Claudia Carter, MA, NBCT

* *Address:
1100 College Street, Box W-1627, Columbus, MS 39701

Office: Hooper 116 Classroom: Hooper 110 Office Hours: Check listing outside classroom or office door

e-mail: ccarter@msms.k12.ms.us website: www.msms.k12.ms.us/~ccarter Tutorials: Monday night

** TEXTBOOK**:
__The Practice of Statistics__, Second Edition, Yates, Moore and Starnes

**Software: Fathom**

** GOAL**: To
provide a study of descriptive statistics, probability concepts, normal
distributions, regression models, sampling distributions, and design of
experiments**.**

** COURSE CONTENT**:

Weeks 1-6 Chapters 1-2 displaying and describing data distributions, normal distributions

Chapters 3-4 data relationships--scatterplots, least squares regression, correlation

Weeks 7-12 Chapter 5 design of experiments, sampling design

Chapter 6-7 probability models, random variables, mean and variance of random variables, probability laws

Chapter 8-9 binomial distributions, sample proportions, sample means, central limit theorem

Weeks 13-17 Chapter 10 Confidence intervals, tests of significance, tests for a population mean, using significance tests

Chapter 11 Inference for
Distributions (one-sample *t* procedures)

Chapter 12 Inference for Proportions: (confidence intervals and significance tests)

Chapter 13 Chi-Square Procedures: goodness of fit, Chi-square test

**COURSE
REQUIREMENTS:**

1. Attendance is expected for all class meetings. All absences and tardies will be reported to the office.

2. **Materials**
needed for ** every** class: You may write in ink
only in your notebook/binder. Any work handed in must be
NEAT, LEGIBLE and should be in PENCIL or typed on computer. Notebook: Ring
binder with looseleaf, Textbook, and Graphing calculator

3. Every student is required to maintain a binder. Binders must be organized and include:

Date for each class with accompanying notes and/or handouts

Homework with
date and daily problems and * notes*
clearly written.

All returned and graded work.

Running total of points for grade evaluation. You should know your grade!

Binders may be collected at any time by the teacher and assessed.

2. Homework will be assigned for practice and understanding.

3. Special assignments will be given throughout the semester.

5. A minimum of four major tests will be given.

6. Academic honesty is
expected. See *MSMS Student Handbook, page 27 and 121. *The Academic
Dishonesty section under Academic Information in the *MUW Student Handbook *
clearly defines cheating and plagiarism. You will be held to the Academic
Standards described under Student Rights and Responsibilities. This includes
copying someone's work in *a computer software program *or graded assignments/homework*.*

*****GRADES**

- Each graded paper will contain a fraction. The numerator equals the points you have earned. The denominator equals the total number of possible points.
- Your grade will be computed as:

1. Computer assignments, special assignments, and tests will determine grades for each nine-week period.

2. Grading Scale: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, No Credit: Below 70.

3. Semester Average: First nine-weeks grade: 40%; Second nine-weeks grade: 40%; Final Exam: 20%.