Statistics Math1030-90 - Spring 2024 - W 6-8:45pm - Room 228

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Spring 2024 Class Schedule:
   8:00- 8:45   MTWHF  Calculus 1       Room 228
   9:00-9:45    ____F  Calculus 2       W217
  10:15-11:00   _T_H_  Calculus 2       W217
  10:30-11:45   M_W__  College Algebra  Room 228
  12:00- 1:15   M_W__  Programming      Room 227
   6:00- 8:45pm __W__  Statistics       Room 228

Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  9am      9am      9am        9am      

Course Website:

All materials handed out in class will be on D2L.

Text (online: Free)

Introductory Statistics
Online:Creative Commons
Local PDF
Local PDFs by section

You should not print out the textbook. It will not disappear. You can download the PDF for viewing on your own machine if this is handy for you. You will probably read some sections more carefully than others. Sections are referenced in the tentative scheule as needed.

Statistics textbooks vary in details; you will note differences if you look through other texts and references. We will use the conventions in this textbook. One weakness of this textbook is that the tables are difficult to use and, notably, difficult to print out in readable form. Here are some common tables in better form:

Standard Normal, Binomial, and T Tables

Calculators, Computers, PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices)

You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator which has the needed statistical functions. We will cover this in class.

I recommend, however, the calculator TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need. Fancier calculators may be more difficult to use. The bookstore sells the TI-30XS Multiview for under $20 . Bring your calculator to class. You must have it for exams and quizzes, so bring it to class everyday and get familiar with it.

Here are some online calculators, however, you may use for your homework.

Basic Statistics and Standard Normal Distribution Calculators

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
10 homework 10x10 = 100
                    700 total

90-100%   A
80-90%    B
70-80%    C
60-70%    D
0-60%     F

The Course

This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. Your homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.

Tentative Schedule

Wed jan10  1 1.1 Basic Definitions and Concepts,
             1.2 Overview,
             1.3 Presentation of data,
             2 1. descriptive statistics,displaying data
             ( in class presentation d1.pdf )

Wed jan17  2 2.2 central position,
             2.3 variance
             Standard Deviation

Wed jan24  3 2.4 relative position,
             2.5 STD DEV and Chebyshev's theorem
             Review T1
Wed jan31  4 3.1 sample spaces
             3.2 set theory
             3.3 conditional probability,

Wed feb07  5 4.1 discrete random variables
             4.2 probability distributions
             4.3 binomial distr
             Review T2

Wed feb14  6 5.1 continuous random variables,
             5.2 standard normal distr

Wed feb21  7 5.3 computation: using std normal distr
             5.4 tails of distr

Wed feb28  8 Applications of normal distribution

Wed mar06  9 6.1 mean and std dev of the sample mean
             6.2 sampling distr of sample mean

Wed mar20 10 7.1 large sample estimation
             7.2 small sample estimation

Wed mar27 11 7.3 estimation of sample proportion
             7.4 sample size considerations
             Review T4

Wed apr03 12 8.1 hypotheses testing
             8.2 large sample test for population mean

Wed apr10 13 8.3 significance of a test

Wed apr17 14 Modeling using data
             Final Exam Review

Wed apr24 15 Final Exam

Mon apr29 
Tue apr30 
Wed may01 T1 (11-12:50 Room 227 : Intro. to Programming in Python)
Thu may02 T2 
Fri may03 T3 

Mon may06 T4 ( 8- 9:50am Room 256 : Calculus 1)  
             (10-11:55am Room 228 : College Algebra)            
Tue may07  
Wed may08 
Thu may09 H  FDL Memorial Day
Fri may10

Plagiarism, or presenting the writing of another as your own (a.k.a. “copying”), results in an F for this course and is subject to any other disciplinary actions mandated by this institution and the Minnesota State system.

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