MATH 1070-002: Introduction to Statistical Inference, Fall 2010 Instructor: Elisha Hughes Email: [email protected] Website: www.math.utah.edu/~hughes Office: JWB 306 Office hours: After class, or by appointment Classroom: JTB 140 Class time: Tuesday and Thursday 6-7:30pm Text: The Basic Practice of Statistics, 5th Edition, by David S. Moore Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Math 1010 (Intermediate Algebra), or a math ACT score of 23 or higher Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): This act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, systemic, learning or psychiatric disabilities. Students requiring such accommodations should speak with the instructor at the beginning of the semester in order to make appropriate arrangements for this course. The Center for Disabled Student Services (801-581- 5020) will also need to be informed. Course Description: This is an introductory course in statistics. It fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning QB requirement in Statistics and Logic. Course Work and Grading: Grades will be based on weekly quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam as follows: Homework and Quizzes: 35% Midterm: 30% Final exam: 35% Make-ups: There are NO make-up tests, and NO make-up quizzes. Students should make semester plans in advance - this is non-negotiable! I will drop your two lowest quiz scores, so missing one (or two) quizzes will not hurt your grade. Some Important Dates: September 1st – Last day to drop classes September 17th – Last day to withdraw from classes October 11-16th – Fall Break! October 21st – MIDTERM EXAM November 25-26th – Thanksgiving Break! December 10th – Classes end December 14th – FINAL EXAM, 6-8pm in our regular classroom Tutoring Center: The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers free, drop-in tutoring to all students enrolled in this class. The Tutoring Center is located in the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center. The hours for fall semester are: 8:00am- 8:00 pm Monday- Thursday and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Friday, closed on weekends and University holidays. For students who need more attention than the tutoring center can offer, University Tutoring Services, 330 SSB, offers inexpensive private tutoring. A list of private tutors is also available from the math department office (in JWB). Group tutoring sessions, for 5 or more students, can be arranged through the Tutoring Center. There is also a drop-in computer lab for all students enrolled in a math class, and group study rooms, both of which are adjacent to the Tutoring Center.