Introduction to Statistics MATH 1070-1, Fall 2010

Introduction to Statistics
MATH 1070-1, Fall 2010
Time/Place: MWF 8:35am - 9:25am JTB 310
Instructor: Liang Zhang, JWB129, 581-5273
Web site:
Office Hours: 10:10am-11:00am MWF & by appointment
The Basic Practice of Statistics, 5th edition
by David S. Moore, W. H. Freeman and Company 2009
“C” or better in MATH 1010 OR Math ACT score of at least 23
OR Math SAT score of at least 540 Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning
Final grades will be based on homework scoring 20%, one project
10%, two midterms 40%, and the final exam 30%. NO curve.
Homework: Homework will be assigned daily and due on the following Wednesday. Late work will NOT be accepted. All assignments
count towards your final grade. All homework must be written in a
neat and organized form and stapled together. All steps should be
clearly shown and easy to follow.
There will be two in-class midterm exams on Monday, Oct.4 and
Monday, Nov.15. Questions will be modifications of homework problems.
Final Exam:
The comprehensive fianl exam will be on Thursday, Dec.16, from
8:00am to 10:00am.
Grading Scale:
100-93 A
86-83 B
76-73 C
66-63 D
92-90 A- 82-80 B- 72-70 C- 62-60 D89-87 B+ 79-77 C+ 69-67 D+ 0-59 E
The important ideas used in analyzing data and making inferences
from data will be presented and illustrated. The main topics covered
will be data organization and analysis, graphical representations of
data, probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals,
and hypothesis testing.
Free tutoring is available in the T. Benny Bushing Mathematics
Center, located between LCB and JWB. The regular hours is M-Th
8:00am - 8:00pm, Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Last day to drop the class is Wednesday, Sep.1. Until Friday, Oct.22
you can withdraw from the class with no approval at all. After that
date you must petition your dean’s office to be allowed to withdraw.
The Americans with Disability Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please contact me at the beginning
of the quarter to discuss any such accommodations you may require
for this course.