THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

SPRING SEMESTER  2011

 STATISTICS II (MA 271)

 

INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Carter

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

Phone:         Office: 662-329-7360 (ext 8502)

                   Office: Hooper 116      Classroom: Hooper 110

                   Office Hours: Check schedule outside classroom and office

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

 

 TEXTBOOKThe Practice of Statistics, Second Edition

                          Yates, Moore and Starnes

GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide a study of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, regression analysis, and analysis of variance.  Students will complete a final project in which they design a study, collect and analyze data, and present a summary of their findings. They will learn to use the statistical package known as , Fathom.

 

CHRONOLOGY OF PRESENTATIONS: 

Weeks

Chapters

Details

1 - 4

9 - 10

sample means, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, tests of significance, tests for a population mean, using  significance tests

5 - 9

Projects

using descriptive/inferential techniques

10 - 11

11 - 13

Inference for distributions and proportions

12 - 13

14

Inference for regression, Chi-Square Procedures:  goodness of fit, Chi-square test

14 - 17

Supplemental

Work on FINAL PROJECTS

 

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.

5. Academic honesty is expected.  See Student Handbook, page 25.

 

GRADES:

1. Homework, special assignments, and tests will determine grades for each nine-week period.  Final project will count as the exam grade.

2.  Final project presentations will be given during the assigned exam period.

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

4.  Semester Average: First 9-wks: 40%; Second 9-wks: 40%; Final Exam: 20%

     The instructor does not believe in dropping or curving grades!

 

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