THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

COURSE SYLLABUS

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*SPRING
SEMESTER 2011*

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

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** TEXTBOOK**:
__The Practice of Statistics__, Second Edition

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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*.

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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.*

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**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%

- 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:

The instructor does not believe in dropping or curving grades!

**WRITING:**

- All writing
explanations require complete sentences. You should use spell check when
typing.
**All out of class work should be typed**. The teacher is open to receiving electronic versions of assignments. - Specific examples should be included in documentation. ALL SOURCES CITED!!!!!!!!!
- WORD has an equation editor for typing math symbols. You have access to MathType!