Statistics Math1030 - Summer 2024 - Online Asynchronous

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

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

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Zoom Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
           9-10am   9-10am     9-10am      

Course Website:

Class materials like homework and tests will be on D2L under Materials >> Content. This website is for the schedule and links to the textbook.

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 usage of some specific calculators in class, namely the TI-30XS Multiview and the TI-84.

I recommend, however, the calculator TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need. Fancier calculators may be more difficult to use. The FDLTCC bookstore sells the TI-30XS Multiview for under $20. Keep your calculator handy! You must have it for exams and quizzes.

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

Basic Statistics and Standard Normal Distribution Calculators

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
homework            100 (20x5 = 100: H1-16, Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd)
                    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

DAY tue 1 may28 1.1 Basic Definitions and Concepts; 1.2 Overview; 1.3 Presentation of data D1.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V0.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos V1.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 1.1 Basic Definitions and Concepts, 1.2 Overview, 1.3 Presentation of data Homework 1 D2L: under Assignments >> H1 wed 2 may29 2.1 descriptive statistics,displaying data D2.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts (senator ages) V2.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 2 1. descriptive statistics,displaying data Homework 2 D2L: under Assignments >> H2 thu 3 may30 2.2 central position D3.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V3.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 2.2 central position Homework 3 D2L: under Assignments >> H3
tue 4 jun04 2.3 variance D4.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V4.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 2.3 variance Homework 4 D2L: under Assignments >> H4 wed 5 jun05 2.4 relative position D5.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V5.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 2.4 relative position Homework 5 D2L: under Assignments >> H5 thu 6 jun06 2.5 STD DEV and Chebyshev's theorem D6.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V6.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 2.5 STD DEV and Chebyshev's theorem Homework 6 D2L: under Assignments >> H6
tue 7 jun11 T1 V7.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos (sample test review) sample test 1 D2L: under Materials >> Content >> sample_tests >> st1.pdf and st1_KEY.pdf test 1 D2L: under Assignments >> T1 wed 8 jun12 3.1 sample spaces; 3.2 set theory 3.1 sample spaces 3.2 set theory D8.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V8.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 7 D2L: under Assignments >> H7 thu 9 jun13 3.3 conditional probability 3.3 conditional probability D9.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V9.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 8 D2L: under Assignments >> H8
tue 10 jun18 Counting: factorial, permutations, combinations D10.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V10.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 9 D2L: under Assignments >> H9 thu 11 jun20 4.1 discrete random variables; 4.2 probability distributions 4.1 discrete random variables 4.2 probability distributions D11.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V11.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 10 D2L: under Assignments >> H10 fri 12 jun21 4.3 binomial distr 4.3 binomial distr D12.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V12.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 11 D2L: under Assignments >> H11
tue 13 jun25 T2 V13.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos sample test 2 D2L: under Materials >> Content >> sample_tests >> st2.pdf and st2_KEY.pdf> wed 14 jun26 5.1 continuous random variables; 5.2 standard normal distr 5.1 continuous random variables 5.2 standard normal distr D14.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V14.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 12 D2L: under Assignments >> H12 thu 15 jun27 5.3 computation: using std normal distr; 5.4 tails of distr D15.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V15.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos 5.3 computation: using std normal distr 5.4 tails of distr
mon 16 jul01 T3 sample test 3 D2L: under Materials >> Content >> sample_tests >> st3.pdf and KEY V16.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos tue 17 jul02 7.1 large sample estimation 7.1 large sample estimation D17.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V17.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 13 D2L: under Assignments >> H13 wed 18 jul03 7.2 small sample estimation 7.2 small sample estimation D18.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V18.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 14 D2L: under Assignments >> H14
tue 19 jul09 7.3 estimation of sample proportion; 7.4 sample size considerations 7.3 estimation of sample proportion 7.4 sample size considerations D19.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V19.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 15 D2L: under Assignments >> H15 wed 20 jul10 T4 V20.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos sample test 4 D2L: under Materials >> Content >> sample_tests >> st4.pdf and KEY thu 21 jul11 8.1 hypotheses testing; 8.2 large n, 8.4 small n, 8.5 proportion (large n) 8.1 hypotheses testing 8.2 large sample test for population mean 8.4 Small Sample Tests for a Population Mean 8.5 Large Sample Tests for a Population Proportion D21.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V21.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework 16 D2L: under Assignments >> H16
tue 22 jul16 8.3 significance of a test 8.3 significance of a test D22.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V22.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos wed 23 jul17 10 Correlation and Regression 10.2 Correlation 10.4 Least Squares Fit (linear regression) D23.pdf : under Materials >> Content >> SlidesAndHandouts V23.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Homework Hd D2L: under Assignments >> Hd thu 24 jul18 Final review sample final D2L: under Materials >> Content >> sample_tests >> sfinal.pdf and KEY V24.mp4 : under Materials >> Content >> Videos Final Exam

Online Course Technology: computer and cellphone/scanner

You must have a computer which can run a fairly modern web browser in order to use D2L for the class, and communicate using email and Zoom.

You must have a suitable "smartphone" to take pictures of documents, or a scanner for documents. You must be able to put images of documents in D2L's dropbox or send them as email attachments. Please make clear images so that I can easily read them!

Homework and Tests

These will be posted on D2L as PDF files. You must be able to view homework and tests as PDF files, and most web browsers will do this.

There are a couple ways to complete assignments and get them to me.

1. Print out PDF documents, then complete your work on the paper.
2. View the PDF document, then write your work on your own paper.  This
is fine, but please clearly label your paper with the assignment or Test
number, and number each problem sufficiently so I can easily figure it out.

In any case, also put your name and the course on each paper.  

Then, put the image of your completed work in D2L's dropbox or send it
to me as an email attachment.

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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