MATH 200 Introduction to Statistics Fall 2007

This is the WEB Blog for the MATH200F07 class.  Entries are in reverse chronological order and will list assignments and other new or comments which may be of interest to the class.  Any links for the class will be at the top of the WEB-page.

The Statistics Project  Statistics Project Check List

PowerPoint Slides are on the R: Drive in  MATH200F07.

Statistics Project Due November 27th -- Report (about 5 pages) and a single Powerpoint slide summarizing the project.
The report should have a clear author block in the upper left hand corner: Name, Class, Date (stacked), then a centered title.  The main elements of the report should include: 1) Description of the Problem Addressed, 2) Design of the Study/Experiment, 3) Description of the Data Collection Activity describing and difficulties and adventures and how problems were overcome, 4) Tabulation of the Data Collected, 5) Analysis of the Data together with appropriate discussion and figures, 6) Conclusions about what the study revealed, 7) Limitations of the work and recommendations for further study.

Paper and Slide due November 27th

Slide Requirements

Your slide should be in the format shown on the left.  Put as much information as you can on the single slide.  You are trying to convey information not give a three bullet summary.  Don't make the font so small it cannot be read however and don't use any formatting, just a blank slide because I'm going to be merging them all together into a single power point presentation and if they have lots of different formats that won't work and when I merge them I'll lose the formatting anyway.


Nov 15, 2007 -- Today we will be finishing up on Chapter 8 and having a quiz.  The test results were a bit dismal.  We have to cover at least Chapters 9 and 10 and I'd like to at least dip into Chapter 11 before we're all done.  Then there is THE STATISTIC'S PROJECT which will be due before you know it.

Oct 11, 2007 -- Today we'll be picking up the Test1's completed and handing out the Statistics Project document.  The key element of the statistics project is data.  You need to collect your own and analyze it.  If you collect data from sources, then you should corroborate the data by finding at least two sources but you must analyze the data yourself.

Oct 4, 2007 -- Today we will be having Quiz 4 on Chapter 5 (at least the material on probability up to the material on Permutations and Combinations) The absenteeism has been excessive and I will be grading you down some for non-attendance.  Today I will also be handing out a Test which is a take-home which you can work on and hand in after Fall Break.  The test covers the material in Chapters 1 through 5 including a little on Permutations and Combinations.  The test is an individual test so you should do it on your own.  However it is open book and open notes.

Sept 25, 2007 -- Too many of you were absent today.  On Thursday we will have a Quiz on Chapter 4 Regression and Linear Correlation -- so do the problems and be ready to do the calculations.  Samantha took a picture of the bird who came to class to meet you guys.  He's a nice bird, but really doesn't know too much statistics --so when Sam asked him to lecture the class he tried but gave up after a while.  The pig knows more, although the chicken knows less.

Sept 18, 2007 -- Today was Lecture day for Chapter 3 but Elvis came to class and slowed us down a little so we only got to about slide 53 or so and will need to do a bit more on Thursday.  You would work through that extra material on your own and do all the problems, or as many as you think you need to do in order to be convinced you understand and have develop facility with the material.  Thursday we will be completing the material and having a group quiz on it.  You can go through the slides on your own -- they are on the R: Drive in MATH200Schneider/MATH200F07 -- the Chapter 3 slides.  We will definitely be seeing Box and Whisker plots -- for an example you can go to my PDP WEB where I put up one for the reading instrument.


Chapter 1 Getting Started

1.1 What is Statistics?  This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 1 Section 1.1

1.2 Random Samples   This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 1 Section 1.2

1.3 Introduction to Experimental Design  This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 1 Section 1.3

Chapter 2 Organizing Data

2.1 Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Related Topics This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 2 Section 2.1

2.2 Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Time-Series Graphs This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 2 Section 2.2

2.3 Stem-and-Leaf Displays This is an audio/visual PowerPoint presentation on Chapter 2 Section 2.3