MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistical Methods

 

Professor:

Dr. Margaret Street

Office:

ET 115

Phone:

335-6863

E-mail:

mstreet@odessa.edu

Office Hours:

9:30 – 11:00 am Monday – Thursday

12:30 – 1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday

12:30 – 1:30 pm Tuesday

Website:

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/math/mstreet/home.htm

 

Welcome to MATH 1342! This sheet will tell you about the course, including subject matter, homework, tests, and grading. Almost all of your questions should be answered by reading this sheet. If anything is unclear, please get in touch with me as soon as possible and I will try to answer all your questions. Good luck with the course and please don't hesitate to e-mail or call if you need more information.

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS                                                                                                 

Textbook:  Elementary Statistics by Neil A. Weiss, 8th Edition.

Supplies:  Pencil, Paper, Scientific Calculator

 

SUBJECT MATTER

Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

 

ATTENDANCE

 Although attendance is not factored into your term grade, attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period. In order to do well in the class you must attend regularly.

 

HOMEWORK

Homework problems will be assigned each class period, but will not usually be taken up for a grade. In order to do well in the class you must complete all of the homework! Homework assignments will be posted on the website for the class. It is your responsibility to get the assignment if you are absent.

 

QUIZZES 

Quizzes will be given throughout the semester. No make-up quizzes will be given. Two quizzes will be dropped.

 

TESTS 

There will be 3 tests and a comprehensive final exam. The lowest test grade will be replaced by the grade you make on the final exam if it is higher. No make-up tests will be given.  You MUST take the final exam. Test dates will be announced in class and will be posted on the homework assignment web page.

 

COURSE GRADE

Quiz Average: 15%

Test Average: 60%

Final Exam: 25%

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Final: Monday, Dec. 10 , 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Holidays: Labor Day: Sept. 3 (Mon.)

              Thanksgiving: Nov. 21-24 (Wed. – Sun.)                     

                                     

Conduct

All students will be expected to abide by the Odessa College Code of Classroom Etiquette.  If you fail to abide by these rules, you will be asked to leave the classroom or be removed completely from the class. A further list of class rules can be found on the class website. This is titled Student Responsibilities. Your signature on this page will be your first quiz grade in the class, so you will need to go to our website at http://www.odessa.edu/dept/math/mstreet/home.htm and print out this page.

 

Cheating

Cheating is not tolerated in this class. The first time you are caught cheating, you will receive a 0 for that assignment. The second time you are caught cheating, you will be removed from the class permanently and receive an F for the course. If you are caught allowing someone to cheat from your work, the same punishment applies as that of the cheater.

 

Tutoring

Tutoring is available through Developmental Studies (ET 120)

 

Special Needs

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.