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Math 227 Elementary Statistics, Fall 2017 Section 27370, MW 7:00-9:05 pm, Room Math 1413 Professor: Naomi Fried-Kokason Email:friedkne@piercecollege.edu Course Website: www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com Course ID: fried-kokason11384

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:40-7:00 pm & 9:05-9:15 pm in Math 1413

Textbook (Optional): Elementary Statistics, California Edition by Mario F. Triola, Pearson Publishing. This textbook must be enhanced with the access code to MyStatLab.

Course Requirements:

e-book/Access Code Information (Recommended) If you decide to only purchase the MyStatLab, MSL, access code without the textbook it will cost you around $97.00 online. When you register onto MSL you will have access to the online version of the textbook. If you prefer an e- book instead of a traditional textbook then this option is best for you. Your MSL account is valid for one full year. So if you decide to drop the class, retake it the following semester so that you can continue using your MSL account and not have to purchase another access code. Warning:

Before opening your MSL access kit, or purchasing it on line, make sure that this course is the right course for you. Once the MyStatLab Student Access Kit is opened to where the access code is revealed, it is nonrefundable. You can request a temporary access code for the first 14 days of your class. If you do not pay for full access before your 14 days temporary access ends, you will lose access to my on-line course. Used Text:

If you choose to purchase a used Text rather than a new one or the e-book version you will not have access to the online martials.

TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator (Required) The TI-84 calculator is required for this course. The TI-83 or TI-83 plus may also be used as the operate using the same instructions as the TI-84 (with a few exceptions). You will learn how to use this calculator by using the tutorials within MSL and by some activities we will do during class. If you purchase another type of calculator, something other than the TI-83, TI-83 plus or TI-84, you will not get instructor help with its operation. (Nspires are OK) I highly recommend that you do not go lower than a TI-84. We will be doing many TI- 84 Activities in class (I DO NOT RECOMMEND 83)

Course Description: Math 227 discusses averages, variability, graphical techniques, probability, hypothesis testing, sampling, estimation, correlation, prediction, and

linear regression. The emphasis of Math 227 is on the collection and analysis of data and how inferences about a population are made from a sample. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


Record data in histograms and stem-and-leaf graphs


Recognize and explain variability and various measures of central tendency for data


Graph bivariate data in scatterplots


Identify and interpret correlation


Identify and interpret the fit of least-squares for bivariate data


Calculate basic probabilities including conditional probabilities


Employ theory and simulations to construct probability distributions


Interpret and explain sampling, normal, and Student-t distributions


State and apply the Central Limit theorem


Calculate and interpret large-and small-sample-size confidence intervals


Employ hypothesis tests, defending his/her choice of alternative hypotheses


Formulate conclusions from hypothesis tests


Explain Type-I and Type-II errors in hypothesis testing


Use and explain significance levels and P-values in hypothesis testing


Employ two independent samples or paired data to formulate inferences


Formulate and debate theses about various topics, such as the significance of Type I and Type II errors in particular situations


Use technology (graphing calculators or computers) appropriately to analyze data and to appraise statistical theorems.

My teaching philosophy focuses on meeting the needs of students during my courses by providing a stimulating environment, building self-esteem, open communication, and practicing a blend of independent and cooperative learning styles. The important goals for the students in my courses should be to gain a fundamental understanding of the concepts behind the material, and to know how and when these concepts may be applied, both within mathematics and beyond it. In helping the students to achieve these goals, I employ a variety of techniques to accommodate the different backgrounds, learning styles, academic and career goals of the students in my courses, and also to make the course as enjoyable as possible, even for students who are usually averse to mathematics.

Methods of Presentation:

Every class meeting, the questions form homework assignments will be answered, new material will be presented in a lecture format or in a cooperative learning format. At the end of lecture, classwork/group work assignments will be given.

How to do WELL in this class: This course will cover a great deal of material at a rapid pace, but you can do well if you honestly make effort to do so. You have to take this

class seriously and study in a serious fashion. The expectation is that students spend 3 hours outside of class studying for each unit in order to keep up with and get the most out of the course. That means you will probably need to spend about 12 hours per week outside of class, so you should plan accordingly. Read the appropriate sections after each class carefully and then do all the homework assignments before next class.

This is an important step to successfully learn the material.

by asking questions when you need more explanation, provide answers to questions asked during class. Always remain clam, and keep a positive mental attitude toward the course.

Actively participate in class


Whether you decide to purchase the textbook enhanced with access code to MyStatLab, or only purchase MyStatLab access code online at Course Website:

http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com You would need to use the Access Code and Course ID: fried-kokason11384 to register yourself for this online portion of the class. Before you begin, you must use the MyStatLab Installation Wizard to install the plug-ins and players you need to view and interact with the multimedia content in your course. I highly recommend that you watch videos explaining how to do problems, see example problems worked out through computer animations, read the textbook online with direct links to practice problems, get connected with tutors over the phone and much, much more. Purchase

Attendance and class participation:

Attending class is a large factor in your ability to do well in this class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class and is 15% of your grade. If you arrive late, please make sure I mark you present. Upon your 3 rd absence you will be dropped from the course.

Homework: (subject to change as course progresses) Success in any math class is dependent upon completing and understanding all assignments. Students should work enough each week to meet weekly progress goals. The goals become very difficult to meet if you fall behind, so you must budget enough time to complete weekly expectations. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the assignment during an absence. You are expected to complete each assignment by the next class meeting so that you are ready to ask questions in class. The class schedule shows the recommended pace for completing the homework assignments. I will not

collect homework, as this is your way of preparing for the class. If you do not do practice problems outside of class, you will not be prepared for the assessments. However, on occasion I may collect a homework assignment and count it as extra credit on an assessment.

End of Chapter quizzes in the text: (subject to change as course progresses) At the end of each chapter is a quick quiz in the text. Since the answers are also in the textbook, you will be required to show all work and/or explanations as to how you reached your answers. The due dates are in the class calendar. No late work accepted. Chapter Quizzes are 10% of your grade, I will drop the lowest one at the end of the semester.


There will be 4 in-class exams, and a comprehensive final exam. All exams are closed book and notes; however you can use your calculator. No phone-calculators will be allowed. Exams are 50% of your final grade. Final Exam (comprehensive) is worth 25% of your final grade and it is on December 11 from 7:30-9:30pm. No Make-Up Exams.

NOTE: Any cell phone (or smart watch) visible during an exam will result in an immediate zero on the exam and the filing of a cheating report. Basically, just having a cell phone out is considered cheating!

Grade Components:

Base on the percentage of your total score, a letter grade will be assigned using the following scale: 90-100% A; 80-89% B; 70-79 C; 60-69 D and below 60% will receive F.

Classroom Etiquette and Participation:

Cell phones, pagers and music players must be turned off during class at all times. Phones cannot be used during class (even as a calculator to check your answer). The questions should be addressed to me not to your classmates while lecture is in progress. There is a zero tolerance policy for disrespectful or disruptive behavior.

Neither food nor drink is allowed in the classroom with the exception of bottled water.

Any instance of cheating will be dealt with in accordance with Pierce College policies. You are expected to adhere to the Regulations and Policies listed in the Pierce College Catalog.

No guests are allowed in class.

In case of an emergency make sure to contact me as soon as possible.

I expect you to be on time to class, and to not leave early.

If asked to change your seat, you are expected to do so without disruption

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty:

Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty: The faculty and administration of Pierce College are committed to the belief

The faculty and administration of Pierce College are committed to the belief that honesty and integrity are integral components of the academic process. The College expects students to be honest and ethical at all times in their pursuit of academic goals. Students who violate the code of academic conduct by which the College maintains its academic integrity will be dealt with in a manner reflecting the seriousness of these violations.

I. Violations of academic honesty and integrity occur when a student participates in any act in which he/she uses deception or fraud while performing an academic activity. Violations include, but are not limited to, the following: Using study aids such as calculators, tape recorders or notes, when not authorized by the instructor. Cheating on examinations, assignments or experiments (allowing another student to copy one’s answers or copying the answers of other students; exchanging information by any means, including verbal exchanges, sign language, hand signals, secret codes, passed notes, creation of a distraction for the purpose of cheating; changing answers on a previously scored test, assignment or experiment; inventing information and/or data.) Allowing another student to assume one’s identity in order to fulfill an assignment or take a test. Submitting for a grade the words, ideas, and/or written work (including laboratory notes and drawings) of another person without giving due credit to that person. This includes purchased papers or papers written by other students, falsifying or attempting to falsify attendance records and/or grade rosters, and conspiring with other students to commit any of the above behaviors.

II. Consequences for any offense against academic honesty and integrity may include:

An “F” or a “0” on the examination or assignment. Suspension from the class and other sanctions and/or penalties authorized by the Board of Trustees for violations of the

District Code of Conduct.

disciplinary file. Students are required to be honest and complete their own work at all

times (homework, class work, quizzes, tests, etc.). Additional information about plagiarism can be found at www.plagiarism.org or through various websites on the Internet.

A record of the student’s violation placed in the student’s

NOTE: Any cell phone (or smart watch) visible during an exam will result in an immediate zero on the exam and the filing of a cheating report. Basically, just having a cell phone out is considered cheating!

Important Date:

First Day of the class: August 28 th . Last Day of Instruction Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Final Examinations Monday, December 11 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Deadlines - last day to:

Last day to add classes online for fall 2017: Sunday, august 27th . Last day to add classes online with a permission number Sunday, September 10th . Last day to submit audit cards to admissions and records Friday, September 8th Last day to drop or change classes online without incurring fees Sunday, September 10th Last day to claim a refund of enrollment fees Sunday, September 10th . Last day to drop classes online without a grade of “w” Sunday, September 10th . Last day to drop classes online with a grade of “w” Sunday, November 19th . (students dropping classes online from September 11th to November 19th will have a “w” recorded on their permanent record).

The No Penalty Drop Date is now the day before census (end of 2nd week for full-term classes). You must drop by that date or you will be assigned a ‘W’ for the class. W’s count against your total attempts District wide! You can only attempt a class 3 times. That includes withdrawals, incompletes and substandard grades.

Holidays/non instructional day/college closed Labor Day, Monday, September 4 th Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 10 th Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23th through Sunday, November 26th

Academic Assistance:

If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the office of special services in the student services building. Their number is (818) 436-0467 or visit the website www.piercecollege.edu/offices/special_services

Here are some ideas that I have found help students do better in this class. CAS:

You may seek assistance in learning mathematics in the Center for Academic Success, building 5130, lower level of the Library/Learning Crossroad Building. There are free math tutors available at this center. Please visit http://www.piercecollege.edu/departments/academic_success/ for more information.

Special Services:

Students who have a classifiable physical or learning disability should be registered with the Special Services office so that appropriate adjustments can be made in the classroom and for test. If you have not already done so, please contact ACCESS at (818) 719-6430 for coordination of disability verification and accommodation assistance. Their office is just to the right of the Campus Center.

Essential Resources:

Academic Counseling Services 818 719 6440

Academic counselors are available to assist you with many of your educational needs such as help in clarifying your values and goals; develop a student education plan (SEP); interpret articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, and much more.

Student Services Bldg, 1 st floor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to perform a real-world task requiring Statistics that demonstrates meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills. Examples of essential knowledge and skills at the Statistics level may include but are not limited to: a) Interpreting graphical displays and numerical summaries of data, b) Identifying common sources of (statistical) bias in surveys and experiments, c) Distinguishing among measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) as well as their appropriate applications - in particular, how they can be misused, d) Constructing a correct inference via a confidence interval or a hypothesis test and interpreting the results as well as the interconnection between the two inferences, e) Using a graphing calculator or statistical software for calculations needed for statistical analysis.

Good Luck and have a fruitful semester!