MTH110

FALL, 2004 SYLLABUS

Instructor: Prof. Lifang Hsu RH 234, x-4373, E-mail: Hsu@Maple.Lemoyne.eduOffice Hours

Lecture

Text

Participation

Quizzes

Examinations

Final Examinations

Homework

Syllabus

Office Hours: Tu. Th. 10:00 -12:00,  and by appointment.

Lecture:
MTH110-04 : M. W. F. 9:30 - 10:20,  GH209J

MTH110-01 : M. W. F. 10:30 - 11:20,  RH445

MTH110-02 : M. W. F. 11:30 - 12:20,  RH445

Course Description:
This course introduces students to some basic statistical concepts and terminology. Topics include descriptive statistics, data distributions, random sampling, relationships, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. In a world full of more and more information, we are surrounded by statistics whether we know it or not (and whether we like it or not). The goal of the course is to make students more intelligent consumers of statistics. We will cover not only the computation of basic statistics, but also their interpretation and the assumptions behind them.

Text:
1. A. Rossman & B. Chance
Workshop Statistics: Discovery With Data, Second Edition.
(Available at the Bookstore)
2. W. Rinaman
SPSS Companion Manual
(Available at the Bookstore)

Computer Software: SPSS11.0 for Windows. This software is available in the computer clusters.
You can get a 6 month rental of SPSS Base at e-academy.com.The price is 39.99 and the URL is

Participation 5%
Quizzes(4) 20%
Homework 20%
2 Exams @ 20% each
Final Exam 20%

Scale: A : [92 + ), A-: [89, 92), B+ :[86, 89), B: [82, 86), B-: [79, 82),C+:[76, 79), C: [72,76), C-: [69,72), D: [60, 69), F: [0,60)

Participation:
Cooperative learning approach will be used in this course. The class will be divided into groups of two or three students by the second class meeting. Your group mates are there to help you and for you to help them. Ask them questions in the class. If they cannot help, then ask me. Remember that questions are my main feedback on whether students need help. Please come to my office for help if you need additional help. However, you are responsible for all material discussed in class. Please do not come to office hours to discuss material you missed because you did not attend class. I do not take attendance, but generally I am aware of those who do not attend class. Lack of attendance can have an adverse effect on your grade if your scores place you in a borderline status.

Quizzes:
There will be four open-book and open-note quizzes, of length approximately 30 minutes. The quizzes will primarily consist of problems from the homework. No makeup quizzes for whatever reason, will be allowed. However the worst quiz score of each student will not be counted so that an excused absence will not be penalized.

Tentative dates:
Quiz 1 - September 17, Friday
Quiz 2 - September 29, Wednesday
Quiz 3 - October 29, Friday
Quiz 4 - November 12, Friday

Examinations:
The exams and are closed book except for the notes you can put on both sides of one sheet of paper 8.5 X 11 in. No makeup exams for whatever reason will be allowed. The sample examinations can be found at

Exam dates:
Exam 1 - October 15, Friday
Exam 2 - December 1, Wednesday

Final Examination:
MTH111-01 : 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Monday, December 13, 2004
MTH111-02 : 9:00 am - 11:30 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004

MTH111-04 : 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Thursday, December 16, 2004