MATH
183-001
**Introductory
Statistics
** Spring 2014

8:00-9:20 TR
COHH
3117
3
credit hours

**Instructor: ** Dr.
Tom
Richmond
COHH
3106
745-6219

tom.richmond@wku.edu
http://people.wku.edu/tom.richmond

**Office Hours: ** 2:00-3:00
Monday &
Thursday, 9:35-10:35 Tuesday & Thursday

and by appointment

**Description:**

Introductory
Statistics students will learn to interpret, illustrate, and
communicate
mathematical and statistical ideas.
Students will learn to model and solve problems,
analyze data by means
of frequency distributions and the statistics
which
describe them, learn concepts from introductory to elementary
probability
theory, and utilize the binomial and normal probability
distributions and
statistical inference. An
emphasis
is placed on applied real-world problems.
This course is not accepted for credit toward a
mathematics major or minor.

**Learning Objectives:**

Math
183 specifically meets these five learning objectives as part
of the general
education requirement for quantitative reasoning:

¥ Interpret
information presented in
mathematical and/or statistical form

¥ Illustrate
and communicate mathematical
and/or statistical information symbolically,

visually, and/or
numerically.

¥ Determine
when computations are needed
and execute the appropriate computations.

¥ Apply an
appropriate model to the
problem to be solved.

¥ Make
inferences, evaluate assumptions,
and assess limitations in estimation modeling and/or

statistical analysis.

**Prerequisite:** Eligibility for College Algebra
based on Math ACT or
MPE scores (ACT Math ³ 22 or MPE ³ 14), or DMA 096 with a
grade of C or
better.

**Electronic Textbook
(with access code)**

Triola, F. Mario.
*Elementary Statistics
Using
the TI-83/84 Plus Calculator*.
3^{rd} edition. Pearson.

The
physical textbook is optional; the entire content of the
textbook can be
accessed electronically within the MyStatLab
program.

**Material to be
covered: **

We
will cover selected topics from the first 15 chapters of the
textbook.

**Technology: **

Each
student will need a graphing calculator for use in the class
and for
assignments. A
TI-83 or TI-84 Plus
is required. Classroom
demonstrations
will be done using the TI-84 Plus. Cell
phone calculators are not permitted for use on tests.

A
subscription (access code) to MyStatLab
is required,
and is packaged with the eBook.
The
Course ID is: richmond40426

**Attendance Policy:**
Registration in a course obligates the student to be
regular and
punctual in class attendance.
Four
or more unexcused absences from class may result in an "F" as
final
course grade. A
student absent from
class bears full responsibility for subject matter and
announcements missed.

**Testing and Grading: ** Students
are
responsible for material presented in class and the material
in the
text. There will
be three one-hour
in-class tests, each worth 100 points.
The comprehensive final exam, to be given at 8:00 a.m.
Monday, May 12,
is worth 120 points. MyStatLab
homework will be
scaled to 120 points.

Three
tests
300
points
~56%

MyStatLab Homework
120
points
~22%

Comprehensive
Final Exam
120
points
~22%

Grading
will follow the 10-point scale. 90% of the total number of
points is an A, 80%
a B, etc.

As with all
WKU classes,
student work may be checked using plagiarism detection
software.

**Last Date to Withdraw: **March 21.

ÒIn compliance with university
policy, **students with
disabilities** who require
accommodations (academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids or
services) for
this course must contact the Office for Student Disability
Services in DUC
A-200 of the Student Success Center in Downing University
Center. Please DO
NOT request accommodations
directly from the professor or instructor without a letter of
accommodation
from the Office for Student Disability Services.Ó

**Hear
are the instructions for
registering for MyStatLab. You must do this
because all of the homework
is online.**