MATH 115 Elementary Statistics

MATH 115 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dr. Kathleen Wickham

Instructor name:
Dr. Lanzhen Song, Lecturer of Mathematics
Tel: (662) 915-7071
Email: lsong@olemiss.edu

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This 10-lesson independent course covers the materials from Chapter 1 to Chapter 6 in the text book.
You are expected to read assigned materials chapter by chapter, submit 17 assignments, and five quizzes. You are required to take three proctored tests (Exam 1, Exam 2, and the Final Exam). Follow the “Lessons” sequentially from first to last.

You are expected to spend at least 2 hours per week to study. Because of the nature of this independent study course, it is essential that you allocate adequate time to work on each week and study hard to get the grade you desire.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

After completing Math 115, you will have learned how to think statistically.

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. understand the proper statistical techniques used to estimate population parameters
    • set up a well-defined study
    • organize and display data
    • summarize data by using descriptive statistics
  2. learn the basic concepts of probability and probability distribution
    • create confidence intervals
    • complete hypothesis tests

Course Outline:

This course consists of 10 instructional modules (or lessons) and 3 proctored exams.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

Syllabus

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

 Week 1

1

Sections 1.1 - 1.6; 2.1 - 2.3

HW0, HW1, HW2

  Week 1

2

Sections 2.4 - 2.7

HW3, HW4

 Week 2

3

Sections 2.8, 3.1, Quiz#1 (Ch1-2)

HW5, HW6, Quiz#1 (Ch1-2)

  Week 3

4

Sections 4.1 - 4.2, 4.4 - 4.5 Quiz #2 (Ch. 3 and 4)

HW7 and HW8, Quiz #2 (Ch. 3 and 4)

Weeks 4-5

Course Exam 1

Proctored exam on MyMathLab
Exam1 will cover sections 1.1-1.6, 2.1- 2.8; 3.1; 4.1-4.2; 4.4 - 4.5 (Online Test).

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

 Week 6

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

5

Sections 4.8 - 4.9

HW9 and HW10

 Week 7

6

Sections 5.1 - 5.2

HW11

Week 8

7

Sections 5.4 -5.5. Quiz#3 (Ch 4-5)

HW12 and HW13, Quiz #3 (Ch. 4 and 5)

 Weeks 9-10

8

Sections 6.1 - 6.2

HW14

 Week 11

9

Sections 6.4, Quiz#4 (Ch 6-Part I)

HW15, Quiz#4 (Ch 6-Part I)

  Weeks 12-13

Course Exam 2

Proctored exam on MyMathLab
Exam 2 will cover sections 4.8 -4.9; 5.1 - 5.2, 5.4 - 5.5; 6.1.6.2, 6.4 (Online Test).

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

 Week 14

10

Sections 6.3, 6.6, Quiz#5 (Ch6 - part II)

HW16 and HW17, Quiz#5 (Ch6 - part II)

 Week 15

Final Exam

The final exam is comprehensive, covering all of the sections listed above and sections 6.3, 6.6 (Online Test).

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

 Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
Grade Points Necessary for Grade
A 540 to 600 = 90% - 100%
A- 528 to less than 540 = 88% - 89.99%
B+ 516 to less than 528 = 86% - 87.99%
B 480 to less than 516 = 80% - 85.99%
B- 468 to less than 480 = 78% - 79.99%
C+ 456 to less than 468 = 76% - 77.99%
C 420 to less than 456 = 70% - 75.99%
C- 408 to less than 420 = 68% - 69.99%
D 360 to less than 408 = 60% - 67.99%
F below 360 = 0% - 59.99%

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.