Instructor 

Description 
Sets, permutations and combinations, probability, introduction to statistics.
Not for credit towards a major, concentration, or minor in Mathematics.
NB: Credit may be received for only one of MATH 102 or MATH 108.

Objective 
By the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the
basic concepts and language of statistics and probability, be able to do the
necessary calculations and, be able to work with the implications of the same.

Topics 
An introduction to the fundamentals of probability and statistics.
Topics will include central tendency, dispersion, probability, normal
distribution, binomial distribution, hypothesis testing, and inferences
about a population.
Statistical tests covered include ttest, ANOVA, and simple linear
regression.
Applications from business, the social sciences, and the natural and
applied sciences will be used.

Prerequisite 
A grade of "C" or better in BC Grade 11 Math or equivalent.
Students with a weak math background or who have not taken a math class
for a number of years will need to do extra work on their own and
perhaps find a private tutor.

Text 
 Required: Johnson, Robert, and Kuby, Patricia,
Elementary Statistics (10th ed.), Thomson, 2007.
ISBN 0495383864.
 Optional (contains solutions to oddnumbered problems):
Kuby, Patricia. The Statistical Tutor for Elementary Statistics.
(10th ed). paperback, Thomson, 2007.

Marking 
Letter grade assignment follows the TWU percentage to grade equivalents
except that >=85% and <95% is an A; 95% and above is an A+.
Homework  20%  Each Tue (10 total) 
Midterm 1  20%  Tue 15 Feb 
Midterm 2  20%  Tue 29 Mar 
Final Exam  40%  Fri 15 Apr 9a12p (3hrs) 

Notes 
 Homeworks are due inclass by 14:35 each Tues.
 NO LATE HOMEWORKS except for extenuating circumstances.
 Homework turned in after the start of class up to 5pm on the due date
(including coming to class late) will be penalized 10%; after that they will
not be accepted and will receive a zero mark.
 If you wish to email your homework in, it must be timestamped before the
time of the due date.
 If you are turning your homework late, it is your responsibility to ensure I
get it.
 Late homeworks forfeit the expectation of prompt feedback.
 If you cannot come to class to turn in your homework, have a friend hand it in
for you or make prior arrangements with the instructor.
 If you turn in your homework ontime, you can expect
the TA to have it marked within a week. If you turn in your homework late,
the TA can take as long as he/she needs: you forfeit the privilege of getting
prompt feedback.
 Note that only a few questions from each homework might be marked.
Study groups are encouraged, but the final draft that you hand in must be
your own work  don't just copy another's work!
All work must be shown for full marks.
 A scientific calculator is required; graphing or special statistical
functions are not required. Please have a separate calculator from your
cell phone or PDA.
 During inclass quizzes/exams, all of the following are not permitted
and should be left in your closed/zipped bag and put on the floor:
 Textbooks, notes, cell phones, laptops, PDAs, iPods, dictionaries
 During inclass quizzes/exams, your desk should be clear except for
your pencil/pen and your calculator. Please
make sure you have your own calculator; sharing of calculators is not
permitted. Please also use a calculator separate from your cell phone.
 In case of inclement weather, call (604) 5132147 or
see www.twu.ca/conditions.
for campus conditions.
 All relevant academic policies from
the Academic Calendar are in force.
 Study groups are encouraged, but the final draft that you hand in must be
your own work. All work must be shown for full marks.
 During inclass quizzes/exams, all of the following are not permitted
and should be left in your closed/zipped bag and put on the floor:
 Textbooks, notes, cell phones (mute or turn off), laptops, PDAs,
electronic dictionaries
Your desk should be clear except for your pencil/pen and calculator.
 All
academic policies
as listed in the Academic Calendar are in effect, including policies on
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism, Attendance, and Students with a
Disability.
 In case of inclement weather, the TWU campus conditions will be announced
on local radio stations and posted on the TWU website at
www.twu.ca/conditions.
