MTH 157
Syllabus
Division: Arts
and Sciences Date: February 2014
Curricula
in Which Course is Taught:
Liberal Arts, Social Science and
Humanities
Course
Number and Title: MTH
157, Elementary Statistics
Credit
Hours: 3 Hours/Wk
Lecture: 3 Hours/Wk Lab: Lec/Lab Comb:
I.
Catalog
Description: Presents elementary statistical
methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis
testing, linear regression, and categorical data analysis. (Credit will not be
awarded for both MTH 157 and MTH 240 or MTH 157.) Prerequisites: Algebra 1,
Algebra II and Geometry and a placement recommendation for MTH 157.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
II.
Relationship
of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:
This
course develops the capacity to read and interpret basic statistical
information, and thus supports the educational vision and mission to promote
the development of critically reflective citizens.
III.
Required
background:
Non-developmental math and reading placement, or completion of MTE 5.
IV.
Course
Content:
A. Descriptive statistics including
concepts of measures of central tendency and measures of variation
B. Graphic representation of the above
measures
C. Basic probability including the
addition rule, the multiplication rule, and binomial and standard normal
distribution.
D. Inferential statics including concepts
of sampling distribution, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing,
correlation and regression
V. Learner Outcomes The
student will: |
VI.
Evaluation |
A. Be able to calculate and interpret
measures of central tendency and variation B. Be able to calculate and interpret
solutions to basic problems in probability C. Be able to develop random samples
and test hypotheses on means and proportions, including the hypothesis and
interpreting findings and results of the test. |
Students
will demonstrate proficiency through some combination of tests, quizzes,
projects, problem solutions, sets or other special assignments assigned by
the faculty member. All written
assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and
consistency according to the conventions of standard English. |
VII. This
course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational Objectives:
Critical
Thinking
Quantitative
Reasoning