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MAT-215 Basic Statistics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the basic ideas of statistics: descriptive statistics, central tendency variability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, multinomial experiments, contingency tables, and analysis of variance.  A statistical software package is used.  The course is designed for students in a variety of fields that rely on regular statistical analysis in decision-making.  The course fulfills the general education requirement in mathematics.  Prerequisite: A strong algebraic background or successful completion of MAT-100 or MAT-103 is recommended.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain the mathematical material rather than simply assimilate a collection of rote procedures which students will demonstrate on assignments and tests
  2. Use statistical methods in decision-making
  3. Relate statistics to real-life problems
  4. Foster conceptual understanding and retention of the material
  5. Increase their ability of logical thinking and problem solving
  6. Use a computer software program for statistical problems

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Group Activities /Homework  
  2. Average of six tests    
  3. Final Exam (Comprehensive)

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality in arriving for class are required
  • Each student is expected to have at least a scientific calculator for the class 
  • Phones and electronic devices cannot be used as calculators in class and during testing