Mathematics/Computer Science

MAT 2100 Introduction to Statistics

 Instructor: Mrs. Linda M. Hafer Semester: Fall 2012 Class Location: 1237 Oxendine Science Building Time: Section 002: 9:05 - 9:55 MWF

Description
This course will provide the student with a study of elementary statistical methods in common use in businesses and industries today. This study will include measures of central tendency and variability; properties of the binomial, normal, and chi-square distributions; hypothesis testing and sampling; and regression analysis.

Goals
*Initiate student-faculty contact
*Cooperate among fellow students
*Participate in active learning
*Exemplify high expectations
*Respect diverse talents and ways of learning

Objectives
Each student will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental properties of the following:
*The Nature of Probability and Statistics
*Sampling
*Frequency Distributions
*Data Description
*Probability and Counting
*Discrete Probability Distributions
*The Normal Distribution
*Confidence Intervals and Sample Size
*Hypothesis Testing
*Testing the Difference Between Two Means, Two Proportions, and Two Variances
*Correlation and Regression
*Other Chi-Square Tests
*Analysis of Variance

General Education Objectives
Foster the ability to analyze and weigh evidence
Exercise quantitative and scientific skills
Make informed decisions
Write and speak clearly
Think critically and creatively
*Apply mathematical principles, concepts, and skills to meet personal and career demands
*Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose, methods, and principles of scientific inquiry
*Better understand self and environment through knowledge of scientific principles and concepts
*Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of technology upon the physical and human environment

Course Materials
Textbook(s)
Elementary Statistics, A Step by Step Approach, 8th Editionby Bluman bundled with Connect Math
OR
Connect Math Plus Access Code stand alone which includes an interactive e-text
OR
Connect Math Access Code stand alone which does not come with a textbook at all.
The Connect Math course ID is: M9NRK-FMGDK

Connect Math

A practice of giving make-up tests is not made. If a student knows that he or she will be absent the day of a test, he or she may take the test before the given day. If a make-up test is given, it will be much harder than the original test and must be made up before the following chapter test is given. No make-up tests will be given after the last class day. Each student is only allowed one make up test per course per semester. If every student in the class is present the day of the test, each student will receive 2 bonus points on the given test.

There will be an online homework assignment given over each section. These online homework assignments may be taken up to 5 times, and only the top grade will be recorded. Be sure to watch the deadlines for these online homework assignments, because they cannot be made up for any reason.

The 100-point Test 5 will be given Wednesday, December 5, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

The last day to drop this class with a "W" grade is Friday, October 12.

A Blackboard website will be utilized in this class. You will find the "class notes" posted under "Course Documents."

 Name Weight Subject Test 1 100 points Chapters 1, 14, 2, and 3 Test 2 100 points Chapters 4 and 5 Test 3 100 points Chapters 6 and 7 Test 4 100 points Chapters 8 and 9 Test 5 100 points Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Online Homework Assignments 200 points Connect Math

 A: 90-100 B+: 88 C+: 78 D+: 68 F: 0-54 A-: 89 B: 80-87 C: 70-77 D: 60-67 B-: 79 C-: 69 D-: 55-59

Attendance Policy
Each students should arrive on time and prepared for class.
Do not attend class if you are going to sleep through any part of it.

Students, who submit written notification to their instructors within two weeks of the beginning of the semester, shall be excused from class or other scheduled academic activity to observe a religious holy day of their faith. Excused absences are limited to two class sessions (days) per semester. Students shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to make up tests or other work missed due to an excused absence for a religious observance. Students should not be penalized due to absence from class or other scheduled academic activity because of religious observances.

Student Conduct & Honor Code
The UNCP Academic Honor Code will be strictly observed in this class.

Any behaviors that disrupt the teaching and/or educational process will not be tolerated. If a student displays such behavior, the student will be asked to leave the classroom for the remaining class period. If the disruptive behavior continues, the Office for Academic Affairs will be asked to administratively withdraw the student from the class.

Disruptive behavior is defined as repeated, continuous, and/or other multiple student behaviors that hamper the ability of instructors to teach and students to learn. Examples include, but are not limited to:
* Eating in class
* Failing to respect the rights of other students
* Talking when the instructor is speaking
* Constant questions or interruptions
* Overt inattentiveness
* Creating excessive noise
* Entering class late or leaving early
* Use of pagers or cell phones in the classroom
**There will be absolutely no electronic communication devices allowed in the classroom to include laptop computers, ipads, or cell phones. Texting during class - sending or receiving - is totally prohibited. All cell phones must be put away in a backpack or purse (not just in a pocket) before entering the classroom.

Extreme examples include, but are not limited to:
* Use of profanity or pejorative language
* Intoxication
* Verbal abuse
* Harassment
* Threats to harm oneself or others
* Physical violence

Conditions attributed to physical or psychological disabilities are not considered a legitimate excuse for disruptive behavior.

Office Location and Phone Number
1228 Oxendine Science Building
910-521-6256

Office Hours
1:00 - 3:00 MW, 12:30 - 1:30, F; by appointment T

linda.hafer@UNCP.edu

Other Information
I want to see you succeed in this course. I hope you will feel comfortable coming to see me whenever you have questions or need help with course material. UNCP also has a group of professors known as the Go-to Faculty, who are available to answer your questions, help you resolve problems, and locate helpful resources on campus. For a list of Go-to Faculty or more details, see their Web site (http://www.uncp.edu/cas/go_to.htm) or contact Mark Canada (mark.canada@uncp.edu, 521-6431, Old Main 209.

Any student with a documented learning, physical, chronic health, psychological, visual or hearing disability needing academic adjustments is requested to speak directly to Disability Support Services and the instructor, as early in the semester (preferably within the first week) as possible. All discussions will remain confidential. Please contact Disability Support Services, DF Lowry Building, Room 107 or call 910-521-6695.
This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services, DF Lowry Building, 521-6695.

Tutoring is available for most subjects in the Center for Academic Excellence to groups of up to five students per session, with peer tutors who show proficiency in courses and have been trained in effective tutoring strategies. To get the most effective results, students should sign up for tutoring as soon as possible after the beginning of the semester, come to tutoring sessions with specific questions prepared regarding course material, and attend the sessions consistently. Sign up for tutoring by contacting Courtney Walters at 910-775-4408 or courtney.walters@uncp.edu.

Student Support Services provides eligible students with one-on-one and group tutoring, personal counseling, and assistance with applying for financial aid. Contact the TRIO office in the A and B suites in Jacobs Hall.

The Resource Learning Lab in the Center for Academic Excellence offers computer based, self-paced tutoring in basic writing skills from composing sentences, paragraphs, and essays, to addressing common writing problems, basic reading comprehension, and word problem dissection. These programs are 4 – 8 weeks long and offer non-credit, collectable test performance data on each student’s progress. The Resource Learning Lab also offers self-help DVDs for academic study skills such as Values and Goals, Time Management, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Active Listening and Note Taking, Researching, Reading and Writing, and Studying and Test Taking. The Resource Learning Lab is available to all students, whether right out of high school or non-traditional students needing a refresher, by contacting Mark Hunt at 910-775-4393 or mark.hunt@uncp.edu.