Montgomery County Community College

 

MAT 131 TW  Introduction to Statistics I  (3 credits)

Fall 2007

Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM  (Room 209)

 

Instructor: Richard Herbst

Email: rherbst@mc3.edu

 

Office: Room 228  cubicle Q   Phone: 610 - 718 - 1888   

       

On Campus Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 3:05 - 4:05, Tuesday 2:20 - 3:20 (also by appointment)

 

BlackBoard: www.mc3.edu then click on E-tools 

Course Compass: http://www.coursecompass.com/

 

Prerequisite: Math placement test recommendation of "ABV 100" (above MAT 100) or MAT 100, with a minimum grade of "C".

 

Textbook: Elementary Statistics Using The TI-83/84 Plus Calculator  Author: Mario F. Triola,  Publisher: Addison Wesley  2nd Edition

 

Materials: Any of the following calculators: TI - 84 , TI - 84 silver, TI - 83 Plus , TI - 83 silver

Catalog Description:  A basic course designed for students in all fields. Topics include organization of data, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, statistical inference and correlation. This is a self-contained course, or with MAT 132, it is a course with greater depth and applications. A  TI - 84, TI - 83/Plus graphing calculator is required for class, homework, and testing. Classroom instruction and programs will be presented using a TI-84. (3 credits)

Learning Goals:

  1. A feeling of confidence with Elementary Statistics
  2. The necessary background for to advance to MAT 132 (Introduction to Statistics II)
  3. The ability to take raw data and use descriptive and inferential statistics to draw conclusions

 

Chapters Covered: 1 - 11  (note all sections of each chapter are not covered)

The following is a tentative schedule for the semester and subject to change.

You should try to follow this schedule as closely so you may complete all necessary material.

 

Date to be Completed

Sections

9/14

1.2 - 1.4

9/21

2.2 - 2.4

9/28

3.2 - 3.4

10/5

3.5, 4.2 - 4.3

10/12

4.4, 4.5, 4.7

10/19

5.2 - 5.4

10/26

6.2 - 6.4

11/2

6.5, 7.2

11/9

7.3 - 7.4

11/16

8.2 - 8.4

11/23

8.5, 9.3

11/30

10.2 - 10.3

12/7

11.2 - 11.3

12/14

Review

 

Evaluation: There will be approximately 4 exams. Each exam will be announced a minimum of 1 week in advance. A comprehensive final exam will be given at the end of the semester.

 

Exams: 70 %

Projects 20 %

Final Exam: 10 %

 

 

A:  90 - 100%    B:  80 - 89%   C:  70 - 79%   D: 60 - 69%  F: < 59%

 

 

                  

CHEATING:  Cheating of any kind will result in a zero for that exam or project

                                

 

CODE OF ETHICS:  Montgomery County Community College has established an

Academic Code of Ethics.  It is important that you read this document.   Realize that violations of this code of ethics will be indicated on your MCCC transcript. Go to

the following web site for further information:            

 

                           http://faculty.mc3.edu/abaccari/Academiccodeofethics.html

 

 

 

 

 TUTORING: Help is available in the Learning Assistance Lab (located on central

                         and west campus) as well as calling course compass. See phone number

                         below.

 

Click here for information about the Learning Assistance Lab (LAL)

 

 

Important Phone Numbers:

 

 Montgomery County Community College   215 - 641 - 6495

(technology/password/userID help)   

      

Monday - Friday           8:00 a.m. - 11:00 pm

                 Saturday      9:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

 

Course Compass:  1 - 8 00 - 677 - 6337

 

Monday - Friday  8am - 8pm

Sunday                 5pm to 12am

 

 

Course Compass Tutoring  1 - 888 - 777 - 0463

 

Sunday -Thursday       5 PM - 12 AM

 

 Click Here for the college academic calendar

 

 

Important Dates:    Wednesday, September 5                          First Day of Class

                                  November 21 - 25                                     Thanksgiving Break

                                  Wednesday, December 12                        Last Day of our Class

                                  Final Exams December 17 - 21                Date and time to be announced             

 

 

Wednesday, December 12th is the last day of class and the last day to withdraw from this class.

 

If you stop attending you will be given a final grade of F.

 

 

 

Friday, December 14th is the last day of class and the last day to withdraw from this class. If you send me an email by this date I will withdraw you from the class.