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Math 227 Outline Statistics
(A Brief Version of Elementary Statistics, by Allan G. Bluman, 6th Ed.)
Topics to be Covered Sections from Text Approximate Time Line Chapter 1 The Nature of Probability and Statistics: essential elements of statistics; sources of data; sampling methods; uses and misuses of statistics. Chapter 1: All 6 Sections ½ week Chapter 2 Frequency Distribution and Graphs: organizing data; graphs for categorical data; graphs for grouped frequency distributions; stem and leaf plots. Chapter 2: All 4 Sections ¾ week Chapter 3 Data Description: measures of central tendency; measures of variation; Chebyshev��s Theorem; Empirical Rule; measures of position; the five- number summary and boxplots. Chapter 3: All 4 Sections 1 week Computer Lab: use Minitab to organize data, create various graphs, and find the descriptive statistics, etc. Chapter 2 & 3 ½ week Chapter 4 Probability and Counting Rules: sample spaces and probability; complements; the addition rules; the multiplication rules and conditional probability; counting rules. Chapter 4: All 5 Sections 2 weeks Chapter 5 Discrete Probability Distributions: discrete random variables; probability distributions; mean, standard deviation, and expectation; binomial distribution. Chapter 5: All 3 Sections ¾ week Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution: standard normal; nonstandard normal; finding scores when given probabilities; applications; the Central Limit theorem; the normal approximation to the binomial. Chapter 6: All 4 Sections 2 weeks Computer Lab: use Minitab to find probabilities related to various probability distributions. Chapter 5 & 6 ½ week Chapter 7 Confidence Intervals and Sample Size (single parameter): mean; proportion. Chapter 7: 7-1 to 7-3 (skip 7-4) 1 week Chapter 8 Hypothesis Testing (single parameter): mean; proportion; z-test; t-test; p-value method. Chapter 8: 8-1 to 8-4 (skip 8-5 & 8-6) 2 weeks Computer Lab - use Minitab to find confidence intervals for a parameter and perform a hypothesis testing Chapter 7 & 8 ½ week Chapter 10 Correlation and Regression: use Minitab to find the linear correlation and linear regression equation. Chapter 10: 10-1 to 10-2 (skip 10-3) ½ week Chapter 9 (Optional) Testing the Difference Between Two Means, Two Proportions, and Two Variances: use Minitab for comparing two proportions; comparing two means (independent case and large sample sizes); confidence interval estimate. Chapter 9: (optional) 9-1 to 9-2, 9-4 ½ week

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Note: At least one and a half weeks (already included in the timeline) are used for the computer lab for demonstration of Minitab and the other two weeks are class time for exams and quizzes. (1 week �� 4 hours of actual teaching time) Specific Department Guidelines and Support Materials for Math 227: Computer component: The course includes an introduction to the use of Minitab in Statistics. Instructors must incorporate Minitab demonstrations and computer assignments in this course. Ability to use Minitab should be included in the assignment of the final grade for the course. A minimum of three class meetings in the computer lab is required for demonstration of Minitab. Instructors should submit their computer lab schedules to Yoon Yun as soon as possible so that the lab can be reserved for the requested dates. Minitab and the data sets needed for the class are available in all computers in the various labs. The student version of Minitab is included with every new textbook for home use. Available Instructor Materials at McGraw-Hill Connect Statistics Various resources including Instructor��s Solution Manual, Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentations, and Preformatted Tests are available under Instructor Resources after the registration at
Please follow the guidelines below to access various resources: Go to http://www.mhhe.com/bluman Click on Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 6th edition On the left-hand side click INSTRUCTOR EDITION Enter: Username: bluman111 Password: instructor Enter your e-mail address in the bottom box Click ��Submit�� Other Resources: Sample syllabus, sample exams, sample handwritten homework list with solutions, and sample Minitab assignments are available in the department website under Faculty Resources. Free tutoring is available at the Math Center located in the main level of the east campus. Calculator: Any scientific calculator with statistical functions is appropriate for the course. Instructor may not require graphing calculators since basic statistic calculations can be performed by various scientific calculators. Student Learning Outcomes (SLO��s): The following student learning outcomes must be included in your syllabus: 1. Use probability concepts to solve problems and interpret their results. 2. Demonstrate proficiency in descriptive statistics and inferential analyses to draw conclusions about a population. Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed periodically but not every semester. During the SLO assessment semester, the math department will provide a set of questions for instructors to include the questions in their final exam. Instructors will grade the questions according to a given rubric and will report the result of the assessment in a table format provided by the department. General Departmental Policy:

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To ensure student success in future math courses, all topics identified in this outline must be adequately covered. For this reason, it is critical that you carefully plan your semester to include Exams, Quizzes, and Holidays. During the semester, at least three major exams and a cumulative final are required. The exams should be closed book, and require students to demonstrate problem solving skills by showing work for a significant number of problems. The final exam must be given at the time stipulated in the schedule of classes. It should contribute between 25% and 35% of the student��s final grade in the course. The remaining percentage of the course grade must be based on exams, quizzes, homework, etc. Instructors should try to be sensitive to the level of the course: treat review material as review, and teach to the level of the subject. For example, definitions and properties should be employed within the context of the underlying mathematical structure. Lack of proficiency in the prerequisite material and/or lack of commitment to the course work on the part of the student, should not affect the content of the course. The level of instruction, assigned work, and test questions, must conform to a college level curriculum. Instructors who will not teach from the same text in the following semester are required to turn in their textbook to the department secretary, Margarita Padilla, (818)364-7894, at the end of the current semester. Coordinators: For questions regarding the support material or this guideline, please contact: Bamdad Samii Debby Wong Phone: (818) 833-3379 Phone: (818) 364-7887 Email: samiib@lamission.edu Email: wongd@lamission.edu August 2012 Revised by Y.Y.
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