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Schedule for MATH 123

(Introduction to Statistics)

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Dates

 

Assignments for Class

Assignments for Reading and Submission

08/25 Mon

(Day 1)

 

Class Exercises 1‑1, 1‑2, 1‑3

 

08/27 Wed

(Day 2)

 

Class Exercises 2‑1, 2‑2, 2‑3, 2‑4, 2‑5

Start bringing your TI‑84 (or TI‑83) calculator to class

Read Unit 1 and Unit 2

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 1

Class Exercise 1‑2

Class Exercise 2‑1(a)

08/29 Fri

(Day 3)

 

Class Exercises 3‑1, 3‑2, 3‑3

Read Unit 3

Lab#0

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 2

Class Exercises 2‑3, 2‑4, 2‑5

09/01 Mon

(Day 4)

 

Class Exercises 3‑4, 3‑5, 3‑6, 3‑7, 4‑1

Lab#1

Class Exercises 3‑3, 3‑5

(You should begin working on Text Exercise Set 3)

09/03 Wed

(Day 5)

 

Class Exercises 4‑2, 4‑3, 4‑4

Read Unit 4

Lab#2 to be used with Text Exercise 3‑6

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 3

Class Exercises 4‑1, 4‑2

09/05 Fri

(Day 6)

 

Class Exercises 5‑1, 5‑2, 6‑1

Create the TI-84 calculator lists needed for Class Exercise 5‑1

Read Unit 5

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 4

Class Exercise 4‑3

09/08 Mon

(Day 7)

 

Class Exercises 6‑2, 6‑3, 6‑4, 6‑5, 6‑6, 7‑1(g)

Read Unit 6

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 5

Class Exercise 6‑1

Create or obtain the TI-84 calculator lists needed for Class Exercises for Unit 7 (Note: All lists you will ever need for future class exercises can be copied onto your TI-84 calculator by seeing your instructor for 30 seconds!)

09/10 Wed

(Day 8)

 

Class Exercises 7‑1, 7‑2, 7‑3, 7‑4

Read Unit 7

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 6

Class Exercise 7‑1(h)(i)(j)(k)(l)(m) on a separate sheet of paper

09/12 Fri

(Day 9)

 

Class Exercises 8‑1, 8‑2

Lab#3 to be used in a later assignment with Text Exercises 7‑10 and 7‑12

Class Exercises 7‑1(p), 7-3, 7-4

09/15 Mon

(Day 10)

EXAM #1 (50 of the total 200 points from homework)

Units #1 to #6 (inclusive) are covered.  To prepare, do the Self-Test Problems in Units #1 to #6 and the odd numbers in Exercise Sets 1 to 6; answers to Self-Test Problems can be found near the end of each unit in the text, and answers to odd numbered exercises can be found here.

09/17 Wed

(Day 11)

Class Exercises 9‑1, 9‑2, 9‑3, 9‑4

Read Unit 8

Lab#4 to be used with Text Exercise 8‑2

Class Exercise 8‑2

09/19 Fri

(Day 12)

 

Class Exercises 10‑1, 10‑2, 11‑1, 11‑2

Read Unit 9

Lab#5 to be used with Text Exercise 10‑10

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 7 (Note: Lab #3 printouts can be used with Text Exercises 7‑10 and 7‑12)

Class Exercises 9‑3, 9‑4

09/22 Mon

(Day 13)

 

Class Exercises 11‑3, 11‑4, 11‑5

Read Unit 10

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 8 (Note: Lab #4 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 8‑2)

Class Exercises 11‑1, 11‑2

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 9

09/24 Wed

(Day 14)

 

Class Exercises 12‑1, 12‑2

Read Unit 11

Lab#6 to be used with Text Exercise 12‑2

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 10 (Note: Lab #5 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 10‑10)

09/26 Fri

(Day 15)

 

Class Exercises 13‑1, 13‑2, 13‑3

(Be sure to get a copy of the tables in Appendix A here, if you don’t already have a copy)

Read Unit 12

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 11

09/29 Mon

(Day 16)

 

Class Exercises 14‑1abcdef

Read Unit 13

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 12 (Note: Lab #6 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 12‑2)

10/01 Wed

(Day 17)

 

Class Exercises 14‑1ghij

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 13

10/03 Fri

(Day 18)

 

EXAM #2 (50 of the total 200 points from homework)

Units #7 to #12 (inclusive) are covered.  To prepare, do the Self-Test Problems in Units #7 to #12 and the following odd number exercises: 7‑1, 7‑5, 7‑7, 8‑1, 8‑3, 8‑5, 9‑3, 10‑5, 11‑1, 12‑3, 11‑3, 12‑1, 12‑7, 12‑9; answers to Self-Test Problems can be found near the end of each unit in the text, and answers to odd numbered exercises can be found here.

10/06 Mon

(Day 19)

 

Class Exercises 15‑1, 15‑2, 15‑3

Read Unit 14

Class Exercises 14‑1opq

Optional: Class Exercise 14-1klmn

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 14

10/08 Wed

(Day 20)

 

Class Exercises 16‑1abcdefghijkl

Read Unit 15

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 15

10/10 Fri

(Day 21)

 

Class Exercises 16‑1opqrst, 17‑1, 17‑2

Read Unit 16

Class Exercises 16‑1mn, 17‑2ad

Project Submission #1

10/13 Mon

(Day 22)

 

Class Exercises 17‑3, 17‑4, 18‑1, 18‑2

Read Unit 17

Complete Class Exercise 17-2, if necessary

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 16 (Use both Table A.2 and the normalcdf function on the TI-84 calculator for each exercise, and compare answers.)

10/15 Wed

(Day 23)

 

Class Exercise 18‑3

Read Unit 18

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 17

10/20 Mon

(Day 24)

 

Class Exercise 19‑1

Read Unit 19

Complete Class Exercise 18-3, if necessary

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 18

10/22 Wed

(Day 25)

 

Class Exercises 20‑1, 20‑2a

Complete Class Exercise 19-1, if necessary

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 19

10/24 Fri

(Day 26)

 

EXAM #3 (50 of the total 200 points from homework)

Units #13 to #18 (inclusive) are covered.  To prepare, do the Self-Test Problems in Units #13 to #18 and the following odd number exercises: 13‑1. 13‑3. 13‑5, 13‑7, 14‑1, 14‑3, 14‑9, 15‑1, 15‑5, 16‑1, 16‑3, 16‑5, 16‑7, 17‑1, 17‑3, 17‑5, 18‑3, 18‑5, 18‑7, 18‑9, 19‑5, 19‑7, 19‑9; answers to Self-Test Problems can be found near the end of each unit in the text, and answers to odd numbered exercises can be found here.

10/27 Mon

(Day 27)

 

Class Exercises 20‑2d, 20‑3, 21‑1, 21‑2

Read Unit 20

Class Exercises 20‑2bcde

10/29 Wed

(Day 28)

 

Class Exercises 22‑1, 22‑2a

Read Unit 21

Class Exercise 21‑3

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 20

10/31 Fri

(Day 29)

 

Class Exercises 23‑1, 23‑2, 23‑3, 23‑4, 24‑1

Read Unit 22

Class Exercise 22‑2bcde

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 21

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 22

11/03 Mon

(Day 30)

 

Class Exercises 24‑2, 24‑3

Print a copy of Statistical Inference on the TI-84 Calculator for your notebook

Read Unit 23

Class Exercise 24‑1bcd

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 23

11/05 Wed

(Day 31)

 

Class Exercises 25‑1, 26‑1ab

Read Unit 24

Lab#7 to be used with Text Exercise 25‑6

Class Exercise 24‑4

Project Submission #2

11/07 Fri

(Day 32)

 

Class Exercises 26‑1bcde, 26‑2, 26‑3, 26‑4, 26‑5

Read Unit 25

Lab#8 to be used with Text Exercise 27‑4

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 24

11/10 Mon

(Day 33)

 

Class Exercises 27‑1, 27‑2

Read Unit 26

Complete Class Exercise 26-5, if necessary

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 25 (Note: Lab #7 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 25‑6)

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 26

11/12 Wed

(Day 34)

 

Class Exercises 28‑1

Read Unit 27

Lab#9 to be used with Text Exercise 28‑4

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 27 (Note: Lab #8 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 27‑4)

11/14 Fri

(Day 35)

 

EXAM #4 (50 of the total 200 points from homework)

Units #20 to #26 (inclusive) are covered.  (Note: Not only should you be able to do hypothesis tests and obtain confidence intervals using the TI-84 calculator, but you should also be able to read SPSS output.)  To prepare, do the Self-Test Problems in Units #20 to #26, the odd numbers in Exercise Sets 20 to 26, and Exercise #27‑3; answers to Self-Test Problems can be found near the end of each unit in the text, and answers to odd numbered exercises can be found here.

11/17 Mon

(Day 36)

 

Class Exercise 29‑1, 29‑2acdef

Read Unit 28

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 28 (Note: Lab #9 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 28‑4)

11/19 Wed

(Day 37)

 

Class Exercise 29‑2b

Read Unit 29

Lab#10 to be used with Text Exercise 29‑2

Class Exercise 29-3

Project Submission #3

11/21 Fri

(Day 38)

 

Class Exercise 30‑1

Read Unit 30

Lab#11 to be used with Text Exercise 29‑4

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 29 (Note: Lab #10 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 29‑2, and Lab #11 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 29‑4)

11/24 Mon

(Day 39)

 

Class Exercise 31‑1

Read Unit 31

Lab#12 to be used with Text Exercise 30‑2

Lab#13 to be used with Text Exercise 30‑4

Class Exercise 30-2

12/01 Mon

(Day 40)

 

Lab#14 to be used with Text Exercise 31‑4

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 30 (Note: Lab #12 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 30‑2, and Lab #13 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 30‑4)

12/03 Wed

(Day 41)

 

 

Project Submission #4

12/05 Fri

(Day 42)

 

Project Submission #5

Even-numbers in Text Exercise Set 31 (Note: Lab #14 printouts can be used with Text Exercise 31‑4)

12/08-12/12

FINAL EXAM (50 of the total 400 points from homework)

The Final Exam is cumulative, but Units #22 to #31 (hypothesis testing and confidence intervals) will be much more heavily emphasized; you should know both how to use the TI-84 calculator and how to read SPSS output.

A special tutor schedule for Final Exam Week will be posted before the end of the last week of classes.

All SelfTest Problems and all odd number exercises can serve as a review for the final exam, with more heavy emphasis on those from Units Exercise #22 to #31.  A special list of odd-numbered problems that can be used as a “sample final exam” is displayed at the end of this webpage.  Answers to Self-Test Problems can be found near the end of each unit in the text, and answers to odd numbered exercises can be found available here.


“Sample Final Exam” Exercises

#1) Text Exercise 29-1 or 29-3

#2) Text Exercise 28-1 or 28-3 or 31-7

#3) Text Exercise 30-3 or 31-5

#4) Text Exercise 24-1 or 26-9

#5) Text Exercise 24-3 or 24-5 or 25-5 or 30-5

#6) Text Exercise 31­-1 or 31-3

#7) Text Exercise 26-1 or 26-3 or 26-5 or 26-7

#8) Text Exercise 17-1 or 17-3 or 18-5

#9) Text Exercise 4-1

#10) Text Exercise 4-3