# Syllabus

Course Syllabus for  Spring 2013

###### Math 1530:  Elements of Statistics

Instructor:                   Dr. Ayman Alzaatreh

Office:                         Clement 105

E-mail:                         alzaatreha@apsu.edu

Office Phone:              (931)-221-1274

Office Hours:             M W F 11:10-12:10 Pm Tu Th 10-11 Am—other times by appointment

Textbook:                   Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 2nd edition by Agresti and Franklin (an electronic copy comes with MyMathLab/CourseCompass).

Available in the bookstore (economy price):

 COURSE ISBN COMPONENTS MATH 1530 1256718092 1) Customized Agresti text 2) MyStatLab Student Access Kit

 COURSE ISBN COMPONENTS MATH 1530E 1256704490 1) Customized Agresti text 2) MyStatLab Student Access Kit 3) Bittinger Supplement

Course Materials:

Course Handouts: Refer to the website www.apsu.edu/alzaatreha for course documents.

Required: MyMathLab / CourseCompass. You will need the course ID.

ID number for 8:00 Am-9:25 Am class is alzaatreh73104

ID number for 11:10 Am-12:35 Pm class is alzaatreh11956

Optional: Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, 2nd Ed. by Agresti and Franklin, printed copy (an electronic copy comes with MyMathLab / CourseCompass)

Required for E-sections: Supplemental algebra text sold in campus bookstore, packaged with the text.

Course Prerequisite: Mathematical background equivalent to two years of high school algebra.

Course description:

Math 1530 is an introduction to statistical analysis. Topics will include descriptive statistics, basic probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, and regression.

Topics: Materials to be covered are from chapters 1 through 9.

Objectives:

• To learn basic statistical tools and apply them to gain insight into real-world phenomena.
• To acquaint the student with the principles of statistical inference.
• To enable the student to recognize statistical problems and the necessity of professional consultation.
• To interest students in studying further in the field of statistics.

Exams and Grading: The final grade will be based on the following components.

3 Exams                                        300 points  (60 points each, see class schedule for exams date)

Activities, Projects and Quizzes    100 points

Online homework                         100 points  (www.coursecompass.com)

through CourseCompass

Attendance                                   25 points

Final Exam                                   100 points  (The final is comprehensive, check final exam schedule)

TOTAL                                         625 POINTS

Other Materials to be furnished by the Student:

Minitab Software is available to be used any time at the computer lab.

Calculators with statistics function (TI 84 pro).

General Methodology Used in Conducting the Course:

Lectures, Homework, Quizzes, Problem Solving, Calculator or/and Computer Activities (Minitab).

E-section students: Students enrolled in an E-section of a mathematics course have the opportunity to accomplish two goals: 1. complete the general education core mathematics requirements; 2. satisfy the TBR requirements to address mathematics deficiencies. Removal of the mathematics deficiency is dependent upon performance in the course, attendance and participation in the SLA workshops, and performance on the SLA workshop post-test.  If enrolled in an “e-section”, you are required to participate in the SLA workshop.  The time and location of this SLA workshop appear on your schedule in APSU Self-Serve.  The SLA leader will explain the requirements associated with the SLA workshop during the first workshop meeting. Failure to attend the lab or to meet the lab requirements may result in a grade of FA for the course.

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS: If you withdraw from class by the date listed in the university calendar as the last day to drop a class with a W, F, FN, or FA, you will receive a W. If you withdraw after that date, you will receive an F unless there are unusually extenuating circumstances.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. It is the student's responsibility to find out what was discussed in a missed class. Attendance will be used to determine grades in borderline cases.

Homework: Homework should be done online by the due date, as late homework will not be accepted. The lowest two homework grades will be dropped from the final grades.

Activities & Exams: Scheduled activates will be given during the regular class hours. No makeup exam will be given unless an acceptable excuse (e.g., a note from a physician in case of student's illness) is given to the instructor. No makeup activates and quizzes will be given under any circumstance.

D2L: Students' grades will be posted regularly on the system. Students should report any discrepancy between Blackboard grades and their papers three weeks before the end of the semester.

Evaluation:

Grades will be based on the following components:

Letter Grades: The final letter grades will be based on the following ranges:

A  90.00% and above         B [80%, 90%)          C [70%, 80%)            D [60%, 70%)           F < 60%

NOTICE:  Any student who has a disability that may affect his/her academic performance is encouraged to make an appointment with me to discuss this matter, or you may contact Disability Services; telephone 221-6230; voice 221-6278; voice tty.

MISC:

-  According to APSU policy # 3:032, minors (any non-student under the age of 18) accompanying staff, faculty, students, or visitor on campus are not permitted in the classroom.

-  Turn off your cell phones before class unless there are special circumstances requiring your phone to be on. No personal computer laptop is allowed during the class.

-  Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Academic and classroom misconduct will not be tolerated. Students must read the “Code of Student Conduct” in the new Student Handbook for an understanding of what will be expected of them within the academic setting.

References and Resources:

Electronic Books:

Video Presentations:

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Welcome and Good Luck!