MATH 200 Introduction to Statistics

The following matrix contains the expected progression of the course during the Fall 2003 term.  

STATISTICS  LII(Librarian's Index to the Internet)    FedStats  CensusBureau

UNICEF  STAT-USA  SAMHSA  UK-NationalStatistics  What Happens to your data online?  DepartmentOfLabor

TutorialsForDataMiners  GlobalEdge  ChinaStats  NSF-SRS  DukeLinksPage

The Statistics Project

Week Date Class Topic Exercises/ Problems/Comments
    M See assignments in Plan of Week
1 9/2 W  Introductions, Kick-off and Section 1.1 Getting Started  (See Plan of Week)  
  9/4 Section 1.2 Random Samples Quiz2
  9/8 Section 2.1 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time Plots (See Plan of Week) 9/11 Last day to add a class

See assignments in Plan of Week

2 9/10 W Section 2.2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms  
  9/12 F  Section 2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays Superbowls QUIZ
  9/15 M Section 3.1 Measures of Central Tendency: Mode, Median, and Mean (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
3 9/17 W  Section 3.2 Measures of Variation  
  9/19 F Section 3.3 Percentiles & Box and Whisker Plots ISABEL VACATION QUIZ
  9/22 M Section 4.1 Introduction to Paired Data and Scattergrams (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
4 9/24 W  Section 4.2 Linear Regression  
  9/26 F TEXT on Chapters 1 to 3  
  9/29 M Section 4.3 The Linear Correlation Coefficient (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
5 10/1 W Section 5.1 What is Probability?  
  10/3 F  Section 5.2 Some Probability Rules and Compound Events — Part 1 QUIZ
  10/6 M Section 5.2 (Continued) (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
6 10/8 W        Mid-Term Examination  
  10/10 F Section 5.3 Trees and Counting Techniques — Part 1  
  10/13 M     Fall Holiday  (See Plan of Week) Fall Holiday 10/13-14
7 10/15 W  Section 5.3 Trees and Counting Techniques (Continued) (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
  10/17 F Section 6.1 Introduction to Random Variables and Probability Distributions Mid-Term Grades Due QUIZ
  10/20 M Section 6.2 Binomial Probabilities (See Plan of Week)                 See assignments in Plan of Week
8 10/22 W Section 6.3 Additional Properties of the Binomial Distribution   
  10/24 F  Section 7.1 Graphs of Normal Distribution — Part 1  STATISTICS PROBLEM STATEMENT DUE -- just a brief description Last day to withdraw QUIZ
  10/27 M  Section 7.1 Graphs of Normal Distribution (Continued)   (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
9 10/29 W  Section 7.2 Standard Units and Areas Under the Standard Normal Distribution—Part 1  
  10/31 F        TEST  
  11/3 M  Section 7.2 (Continued) (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
10 11/5 W  Section 7.3 Areas Under Any Normal Curve  
  11/7 F  Section 7.4 Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution 11/8 Family Weekend QUIZ
  11/10 M  Section 8.1 Sampling Distributions (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
11 11/12 W Section 8.2 The Central Limit Theorem  
  11/14 F Section 8.3 Class Project Illustrating the Central Limit Theorem QUIZ
  11/17 M  Section 9.1 Estimating the Mean with Large Samples (See Plan of Week) See assignments in Plan of Week
12 11/19 W  Section 9.2 Estimating the Mean with Small Samples  
  11/21 F  TEST (Chapter 7 to Chapter 9.2)  
  11/24 M  Section 9.3 Estimating p in the Binomial Distribution and Section 9.4 Choosing the Sample Size(See Plan of Week)(TURN IN STATISTICS PROJECT) See assignments in Plan of Week
13 11/26 W  Thanksgiving Recess  
  11/28 F    Thanksgiving Recess  
  12/1 M  Section 10.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing and Section 10.2 Tests Involving the Mean See Plan of Week) Presentation Selection (4 Lucky Winners or :) Volunteers)
14 12/3 W Section 10.3 The P Value in Hypothesis Testing   and Section 10.4 Tests Involving the Mean (Small Samples)     
  12/5 F   Section 10.5 Tests Involving a Proportion QUIZ
  12/8 M    (See Plan of Week) Possible Presentations
15 12/10 W Survey of Material We Didn't Get To Chapters 11 and 12 (an opportunity for self-study) Last Day of Class
  12/12 Final Exams Dec 11th or Dec 12th  
  12/15    
16 12/17