Statistics Math1030-90 - Spring 2023 - W 6-8:45pm - Room 256

Instructor: Ted Wetherbee

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

Office: W217
Phone: 218-879-0840

Spring 2021 Class Schedule:
  10-10:50   M W F  College Algebra  Room 228
  11-11:50am M W F  Calculus 1       Room 256
  12-12:50pm M      Programming      Room 208
   6- 8:45pm   W    Statistics       Room 256

Office Hours in Room W217:
  Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
  1pm      10am     5pm        noon      9am

Course Website:

All materials handed out in class will be on D2L.

Text (online: Free)

Introductory Statistics
Online:Creative Commons
Local PDF
Local PDFs by section

You should not print out the textbook. It will not disappear. You can download the PDF for viewing on your own machine if this is handy for you. You will probably read some sections more carefully than others. Sections are referenced in the tentative scheule as needed.

Statistics textbooks vary in details; you will note differences if you look through other texts and references. We will use the conventions in this textbook. One weakness of this textbook is that the tables are difficult to use and, notably, difficult to print out in readable form. Here are some common tables in better form:

Standard Normal, Binomial, and T Tables

Calculators, Computers, PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices)

You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator which has the needed statistical functions. We will cover this in class.

I recommend, however, the calculator TI-30XS Multiview. This does what you need. Fancier calculators may be more difficult to use. The bookstore sells the TI-30XS Multiview for under $20 . Bring your calculator to class. You must have it for exams and quizzes, so bring it to class everyday and get familiar with it.

Here are some online calculators, however, you may use for your homework.

Basic Statistics and Standard Normal Distribution Calculators

Exams and Grading

4 tests     4x100 = 400
1 final             200
10 homework 10x10 = 100
                    700 total

90-100%   A
80-90%    B
70-80%    C
60-70%    D
0-60%     F

The Course

This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. Your homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.

Tentative Schedule

Wed jan11  1 1.1 Basic Definitions and Concepts,
             1.2 Overview,
             1.3 Presentation of data,
             2 1. descriptive statistics,displaying data
             ( in class presentation d1.pdf )

Wed jan18  2 2.2 central position,
             2.3 variance
             Standard Deviation

Wed jan25  3 2.4 relative position,
             2.5 STD DEV and Chebyshev's theorem
             Review T1
Wed feb01  4 3.1 sample spaces
             3.2 set theory
             3.3 conditional probability,

Wed feb08  5 4.1 discrete random variables
             4.2 probability distributions
             4.3 binomial distr
             Review T2

Wed feb15  6 5.1 continuous random variables,
             5.2 standard normal distr

Wed feb22  7 5.3 computation: using std normal distr
             5.4 tails of distr

Wed mar01  8 Applications of normal distribution

Wed mar08  9 6.1 mean and std dev of the sample mean
             6.2 sampling distr of sample mean

Wed mar22 10 7.1 large sample estimation
             7.2 small sample estimation

Wed mar29 11 7.3 estimation of sample proportion
             7.4 sample size considerations
             Review T4

Wed apr05 12 8.1 hypotheses testing
             8.2 large sample test for population mean

Wed apr12 13 8.3 significance of a test

Wed apr19 14 Modeling using data
             Final Exam Review

Wed apr26 15 Final Exam

Wed may03 T1 
Thu may04 T2 (10-11:50 MATH 1010 Room 228) (Final 12-1:50pm CS 1020 Room 208) 
Fri may05 T3 (11am-12:50pm MATH 2001 Room 256)

Mon may08 T4                    
Tue may09 H  FDL Memorial Day 
Wed may10 
Thu may11    Commencement

Plagiarism, or presenting the writing of another as your own (a.k.a. “copying”), results in an F for this course and is subject to any other disciplinary actions mandated by this institution and the Minnesota State system.

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