Math 113 - Survey of Statistics
- Branden Stone
- Science Building, room 411
- 516-515-0340 (call or text)
- M 2:15pm - 4:15pm
- T 3:15pm - 4:15pm
- W none
- R 3:15pm - 4:15pm
- F none
- or by appointment
- Subscribe to Branden’s Office Hours on Google Calendar
- Learn some basic concepts of probability theory, especially random variables, in particular the binomial and normal random variables. Understand the meaning of the Central Limit Theorem. Be able to determine confidence intervals and perform hypothesis tests for means and proportions. Learn how to do chi-squared tests.
- Be an Adelphi Student.
- ALEKS. We will be using an on-line homework system to handle all of the routine and practice problems. Point your browser of choice to www.aleks.com and click on the “SIGN UP NOW!” button. Enter the following Class Code: WLMAK-XNDX4. You are required to set up an account on ALEKS as part of this course. Most likely we will be signing up and starting to use ALEKS on the first day of class. If you need financial aid, you can purchase this software through the bookstore; please contact me if the item is not available in the bookstore.
- Pie Chart Mastery. There are four checkpoints for the pie Mastery. By Feb 20, you need to have 25% of the pie completed; Mar 15, 50%; Apr 20, 75%; May 8, 100%. For example if you only have 20% of the pie completed by Feb 20, that mean you would get an 8/10 on the first Pie Goal. Similar for the other goals.
- Objective Completions. There are 11 objectives in this course, each based on the chapters of the ebook. The due dates of these objectives are given in the ALEKS grade book and calendar. You can also find the info on this PDF.
- Exams. There will be two exams; a Midterm and Final. Both of these exams will be given on ALEKS.
The final grade will be determined by your performance on homework and exams. The final grade is weighted as follows:
Pie Chart 45% Objectives 45% Exams 10%
There is no component in the grading scheme of this course for attendance. However, you will need to come to class on time in order to get the best possible grade in this class. If you miss a class for a medical reason or other valid excuse, you will be given an opportunity to make up any missing material. But if you cut class without a valid reason, your grade will suffer.
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Students With Disabilities
- If you have a disability that may significantly impact your ability to carry out assigned coursework, please contact the Student Access Office (SAO) at 516-877-3145 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff will review your concerns and determine, with you, appropriate and necessary accommodations. Please allow for a reasonable time frame for requesting ASL Interpreters or Transcription Services.
Course Learning Goals
- These are my goals for you over the course of the semester. I would also be interested to hear any other goals you have for yourself.
- • Students will communicate statistics effectively, both orally and in writing.
- • Students will learn the basic concepts of statistics: descriptive measures, basic probability, the creation and interpretation of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression models.
- • Students will take the basic concepts of statistics and learn how the theory they learned might be applied in the development of data, and most of all, in the reading, understanding and evaluation of that data.
- • Students will then be able to apply their knowledge of statistics to their areas of concentration (I.E BUSINESS OR THE NATURAL SCIENCES.)
Honor Code Statement
- Students enrolled in this course are expected to abide by the Adelphi University Honor Code. The purpose of the Honor Code is to protect the academic integrity of the University by encouraging consistent ethical behavior in assigned coursework by students. Following is excerpted from the Student Honor Code:
- The Code of Academic Honesty
- The code of academic honesty prohibits behavior, which can broadly be described as lying, cheating, or stealing. Violations of the code of academic honesty will include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Fabricating data or citations 2. Collaborating in areas prohibited by the professor 3. Unauthorized multiple submission of work 4. Sabotage of others’ work, including library vandalism or manipulation 5. Plagiarism: presenting any work as one’s own that is not one’s own 6. The creation of unfair advantage 7. The facilitation of dishonesty 8. Tampering with or falsifying records 9. Cheating on examinations through the use of written materials or giving or receiving help in any form during the exam, including talking, signals, electronic devices, etc.
Student Course Evaluations
- During the last two weeks of the class, you will receive notification, via email and eCampus, that the course evaluation is available for your input electronically. Availability will end at the start of the final examination period. Your feedback is valuable and I encourage you to respond. Please be assured that your responses are anonymous and the results will not be available to the instructor until after the end of the semester and therefore after course grades have been submitted.
General Education Learning Goals & Distribution Requirements
- This course fulfills the Quantitative Learning Goal for General Education at Adelphi University. It also fulfills the Formal Science Distribution requirement.
- Conduct is important in the classroom as it is in the workplace. In Adelphi classes, people are expected to treat others with respect and dignity at all times. Any behavior, which is disruptive to the learning environment, is strictly prohibited. Disruptive behavior may result in action including reduction in the final grade and/or withdrawal from class.
- Any student in this course who plans to observe a religious holiday which conflicts in any way with the course schedule or requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to discuss alternative accommodations.