Math 243: Introduction to the Methods of Probability and Statistics

Summer 2013

Contact Info

Office: Fenton Hall 309
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00a - 12:00p, Tuesdays from 6:00p - 7:00p and by appointment.
Email: kgedeon@uoregon.edu

Announcements

6.24.13 Welcome to Math 243!
7.1.13 Here you can watch a clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live that demonstrates response bias.
7.5.13 Here is the Events and Probability handout.
7.9.13 Here are Tables A and C. Here is Table B.
8.5.13 In order to use WolframAlpha to complete the WebWork problems on correlation and regression, look here. Use this document to learn how to change the settings in your calculator so that you can use it to calculate the correlation coefficient r.

Homework

A word about Hand-In Homework: I expect all homework to be written neatly on loose-leaf lined paper. Homework completed on paper torn out of notebooks will not be graded. Late homework will not be accepted. Multiple sheets must be stapled together. The writing should be legible and both your first and last name should be clearly written on the top of each page. I expect you to show all work and, when necessary, write answers in complete sentences.

Chapter Hand-In Problems Suggested Problems Due Date
1 35, 38, 43 12, 13-22, 31, 32, 36 Monday 7/1
2 3, 15, 38, 43a 4, 6, 11, 12, 15-24, 25 Monday 7/1
3 1, 4, 6, 42 3, 15-24, 31 Monday 7/1
8 13, 30, 33, 37, 46 5, 15, 26, 28, 31, 32, 39 Wednesday 7/3
9 13, 30, 34 16-18, 35, 37, 40, 49 Wednesday 7/3
10 13, 31, 33, 37, 49, 50 11, 14, 16, 18, 32, 34, 36, 46 Monday 7/8
11 2, 7, 11, 31, 35, 36 1, 3, 9, 13, 17-24, 25 Wednesday 7/10
14 4, 11-14, 20, 28 1, 9, 22-27 Wednesday 7/10
15 3, 4, 7, 29, 31, 36 19-27, 28, 30, 34, 37 Monday 7/15
16 19-25, 29, 30 8, 10-13, 28, 31-33 Wednesday 7/17
17 None All (1-80) Wednesday 7/17
18 4, 5, 8, 27, 37, 42, 43 1, 3, 9, 15-24, 25, 31, 34, 35 Wednesday 7/23
19 1-4, 5b, 7, 11, 27, 29 16-24, 28, 32, 33, 38 Monday 7/29
20 3, 7, 11, 29, 33, 35 15-24, 26, 27, 32 34 Wednesday 7/31
21 21-25 9-16, 26-35 Monday 8/5
4 None Wednesday 8/7
5 None Wednesday 8/7

Exam Resources

Quiz 1

Covers Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (July 1st)
Review for Quiz 1
Review for Quiz 1 (with solutions)
Chapter 3 Worksheet Solutions

Quiz 2

Covers Chapters 8 and 9 (July 3rd)
Chapter 8 Worksheet Solutions
Chapter 9 Worksheet and Quiz 2 Review Solutions

Quiz 3

Covers Chapter 10 (July 8th)
Chapter 10 Worksheet and Quiz 3 Review Solutions

Quiz 4

Covers Chapters 11 and 14 (July 10th)
Chapter 11 Worksheet Solutions
Chapter 14 Worksheet and Quiz 4 Review Solutions

Quiz 5

Covers Chapter 15 (July 15th)
Chapter 15 Worksheet Solutions
Quiz 5 Review
Quiz 5 Review Solutions

Midterm Exam

For practice, you should do every problem from Chapter 17. You should also thoroughly look through the Midterm Overview.
Midterm Overview
The following sample midterm is a midterm exam given two years ago by a different instructor. You should use these questions as practice, but the style of questions may not be similar to our exam. This midterm is similar in length and format to the one you will be given in class.
M243 Summer '11 Midterm Exam
The phantom midterm is the exact exam that will be given in class, with some important information missing.
Phantom Midterm

Quiz 6

Covers Chapter 18 (July 23rd)
Chapter 18 Worksheet Solutions
Quiz 6 Review

Quiz 7

Covers Chapter 19 (July 29th)
Chapter 19 Worksheet Solutions
Quiz 7 Review
Quiz 7 Review Solutions

Quiz 8

Covers Chapter 20 (July 31st)
Chapter 20 Worksheet Solutions
Quiz 8 Review
Quiz 8 Review Solutions

Quiz 9

Covers Chapter 21 (August 5th)
Chapter 21 Worksheet Solutions
There will be no Quiz 9 Review posted. The worksheet will suffice.

Quiz 10

Covers Chapter 4 and 5 (August 7th)
Quiz 10 Review
Quiz 10 Review Solutions

Final Exam

The Final Exam is on Thursday August 15th from 6-8:20pm in Fenton 110. It will be cumulative.
The format of the Final will be similar to that of the Midterm. Approximately 60% of the material covered on the Final comes from material that was not covered by the Midterm (Chapters 18-21, Chapters 4 and 5). There are 8 Multiple Choice, 5 True/False and 10 Free Response problems (not all have multiple parts).
Inferences Worksheet Solutions
Final Exam Review
Final Exam Outline
Final Exam Formulas

Project

The Project Proposal is due July 31st. The project is due on August 12th. Project presentations will also be on August 12th.
Sample Project
Project Guidelines