**Instructor**: Hongwei Long **Office**: SE 268
**Phone**: 297-0810,
**E-mail**: hlong@fau.edu

**Lecture** **Time
and Place**: TR 6:00-6:50 pm in GS 120.

**Office Hours**: MWF: 10:30-11:30; TR: 2:00-3:00 Other times by appointment or just stop by the office.

**Prerequisite**: MAC 1105, MGF 1202, or MGF 1106.

**Course website**: http://www.math.fau.edu/long/STA2023.htm

**Course outline**: http://www.math.fau.edu/long/STA2023outline06.htm

**Tutoring Information for STA 2023**: Tutoring

**Now you can find your grade from Mr.
Stephen Kizlik’s website:** http://www.math.fau.edu/kizlik/sta2023/

**Sample Quizzes and Sample Final**:

· Minitab Output for Linear Regression

**Final Exam Schedule and Final Exam Review with Extra Credit:**

The room assignments for
the final exam are by grade code. They are:

code |
room |

0 - 30000 |
GN 102 |

30001 - 99999 |
GN 101 |

Both exams will begin at
10:30 am on Sunday.

The final
exam is scheduled for Sunday, 4/30, from 10:30 am to 1:00pm. You will need to bring a photo ID, a #2 pencil, a
calculator and a large blue scantron form. You are
free to bring your textbook and notes. We
will be using two rooms and will determine which ones and assign students to
them (probably on the basis of grade code or last name) as soon as
possible. The alternate time for final exam is scheduled on Tuesday,
5/2, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm, in SO 250. I will pass around a sign-up sheet
to get a list of students who will be taking the alternate exam.

There is a
final exam review with some extra credit available on MyMathLab.

Also, Mr. Kizlik will be holding review sessions for
the final exam. They will be held on Thursday, 4/20, Tuesday, 4/25, and
Thursday, 4/27. All will take place from 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm in SO 250.

**Midterm Review Problems and Sample Tests with Extra Credit:**

Students
should go to Mr. Kizlik’s course website
**:** http://www.math.fau.edu/kizlik/sta2023/ and click on the 'MyMathLab' link on
the left. This will take you to a login page. If you haven't registered, you will need
the access code (given in the card inside the front cover of your book; if you got a used book without a code, one may
be purchased online) and the course ID kizlik60704. Once you register,
the tests for extra credit are under a link titled "ASSIGNMENTS ETC",
and then a link "tests" -
which has the words "extra credit" in boldface in its description.

**Midterm Schedule:**

The midterm exam will be
offered according to the following (revised) schedule:

session |
date |
time |
room |

1 |
Friday, 2/17 |
2:00 - 4:30 pm |
SO 250 |

2 |
Saturday, 2/18 |
12:00 - 2:30 pm |
GN 101 |

3 |
Saturday, 2/18 |
3:00 - 5:30 pm |
GN 101 |

4 |
Saturday, 2/18 |
6:00 - 8:30 pm |
GN 101 |

5 |
Tuesday, 2/21 |
6:00 - 8:30 pm |
SO 250 |

If you wish to change your reservation, please do so on the sign-up sheet in lecture.

I
will pass around a roster in my lectures, please sign up for one of the exam sessions.
You will need to bring a photo ID, a #2 pencil, and a
large blue scantron. You may use your textbook and
notes. If you can't make
any one of the exams, please indicate so next to your name on the roster.
We can only give a VERY limited number of exams in the

There will be a review session for the exam in
ED 119 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, 2/15. In addition to the review on
Wednesday night, there will be another review for the midterm on Thursday night
(2/16) from 8:30 - 10:00 pm in SO 250.

This course aims to impart an understanding of elementary
descriptive and inferential statistics.
The emphasis will be on applied problem solving and interpretation of
results, although computation will also be required.

Students who successfully complete this course should be
able to calculate and explain basic descriptive statistics; generate and interpret
tables and graphs; solve problems in basic probability; make estimates of
unknown parameters and conduct hypothesis tests; and estimate and interpret a
simple linear regression model.
Successful completion of this course counts toward the computational
requirement of the Gordon Rule.

Each week students must attend ** three types of classes**:

1. Lectures
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in which content will be introduced and example
problems solved, and in which ** unannounced quizzes will be given**;

2. Discussion
sections, which meet once per week as scheduled, in which the weekly homework
solutions will be presented, questions answered, and *quizzes given;*

3. Computer
labs, which meet once per week as scheduled, typically following the discussion
section, ** in which you will be required to complete computer exercises using
Minitab and Microsoft Excel for credit**.

In addition, the course website must be checked ** at
least once a week** for important announcements.

1. *Any
academic irregularities will be dealt with as severely as possible.***
**Your enrollment at FAU commits you to standards of academic
honesty, which will be enforced with vigor.

2. ** Your
behavior in class must be appropriate.** Excessive talking, rudeness, failure to
supervise children, extremely late arrivals or early departures, possession of
a cellular telephone or beeper that disrupts class, etc. may be penalized by
whatever means your instructor considers necessary.

3. ** No
student is entitled to make up any missed exam, quiz, or assignment.** Any make-up exams will be given at the
discretion and on the terms of the instructor, and may well be more difficult
than the original exam. No make-up exams
will be given without a valid excuse, which will be verified.

4. ** Your
regular and punctual attendance is expected**. Unannounced quizzes may be given in any lecture. Topics covered in lectures that are not
covered in the course materials may be found on exams. If you miss a class or are late, it is your
responsibility to acquire any notes that you might want to have. You should obtain these from other students,
not the instructor. Bear in mind that
“getting the notes” is not equivalent to attending class. Class notes will not be posted online.

5. ** Your
final grade will be based on the work you submit.** The level of effort you have expended, the
urgency of your need to pass this course, the circumstances that burden you
this term, and all other such considerations are not relevant. Do not ask for individual extra credit, and
do not try to persuade me to give you a higher grade on the basis of the
personal consequences of your performance.

6. If
any posted grade is incorrect or missing, you must contact me ** within
one week of the posting**. All
legitimate grade errors will be corrected.
However, no arguments about partial credit on incorrect answers will be
entertained.

7. Students
who are participating in University activities, are registered with the Office
for Student Disabilities, or require any other kind of legitimate and permitted
accommodation must notify the instructor by email on or before January 23,
2006, and all required forms must be completed by the student. The specific accommodations to which they are
entitled must be fully explicated, and contact information for the relevant
advisor must be provided.

8. The
instructor reserves the right to terminate any discussion of any subject at any
time. If you are told to leave an
instructor’s class, office, or immediate presence, you must do so.

9. Students
who do not hand in a quiz, lab, or exam when the allotted time has expired, as well
as students who fail to correctly identify themselves, may receive a grade of
zero.

10. All
students must have a valid FAU email address at which they can be contacted.

11. Additional
policies will be established as needed. *Students
are responsible for staying informed about them by checking the course website.*

1. __Elementary
Statistics__ by Mario Triola, 9e, 2004,
Addison-Wesley, with MyMathLab and Student Solutions
Manual.

2. Any
scientific calculator with basic statistical functions. A minimally satisfactory calculator is the
Casio fx-260. Many students use a TI-83
Plus or similar calculator, but problems are constructed so that a more
advanced calculator affords little advantage.

3. At
least two large blue NCS answer sheets (‘scantrons’)
for exams.

Your grade will be determined by the points you accumulate
from the following:

1 Midterm Exam: 100

1 Final Exam: 100

Approximately 12
Quizzes: 100

Approximately 12
Labs: 100

Total: 400

** No grades will be dropped**. The instructor reserves the right to add
extra credit or to curve grades, or not.

93
or above: A 90 – 93:
A-

87 – 90: B+ 83
– 87: B 80 –
83: B-

77 – 80: C+ 73
– 77: C 70 –
73: C-

67 – 70: D+ 63
– 67: D 60 –
63: D-

less than 60: F

**Important Dates **

Saturday, 2/18 **Midterm exam**. Alternate dates will be announced.

Friday,
3/3 Last
day to drop without receiving an “F”

Sunday, 4/30 **Final exam**. Alternate dates will be announced.

**Important Announcements **

January 9 Lecture sections will begin on
Tuesday, 1/10;
discussion/lab sections will not meet the first week of classes,
but will begin on Tuesday, 1/17.

January 18 Because it is the
first week of labs, students enrolled in Monday labs will *not* need to
make up the lab and quiz later this week.

Last modified: April 20,
2006