Course Name: Probability & Statistics for Teachers 
Office Number: 311 Boyd Bldg. 
Instructor: Dr. Nydia Powell 
Office Hours: M W F 10:00  12:00 or by appointment 
Email: npowell@westga.edu 
Telephone: O: 7708363507 H: 2562376275 
Web Page: www.westga.edu/~npowell 
Course Objectives: After completion of the course, the student
will demonstrate:
Text: Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom, Key College Publishing, 2001. Authors: Rossman, Chance, & Lock.
Evaluation: 

Grading Policy: A (360  400 pts), B (320  359 pts), C (280  319 pts), D (240  279), F (0  239 pts)
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes. This term a student may withdraw with a grade of W through February 27th, regardless of grades, absences, etc. This deadline has been established by the University. After this deadline, if a student has accumulated more than four absences throughout the semester, he/she will normally receive a grade of WF. (A grade of WF counts as an F.) The four absences should be saved for sickness and other emergencies. Late arrivals and early exits count onehalf of an absence. If a student is absent for a test and has an excuse from someone in authority, then the student will be expected to complete a makeup exam within one week of the original test date. Lack of preparation is NOT an acceptable excuse!!! Makeup arrangements will be done according to instructor’s discretion. If the instructor grants a makeup exam, do not expect the makeup exam to be the same test the class took; it could very well be more difficult. Students who maintain a perfect attendance record (i.e. no excused or unexcused absences) will have 5 points added to their Total Points at the end of the semester
Suggested Problems: Problems
will be suggested at the end of each session.
Many of the problems require the use of statistical software,
Fathom. It is strongly recommended that
the student stay current with the suggested problems, for they will facilitate
the understanding of the lessons being presented in the text. If you have questions concerning the
suggested problems, you should see the instructor during office hours or go to
the math lab. Class time is not a problemsolving
session.
Conferences: Conferences can be beneficial and are encouraged. All conferences should occur during the instructor's office hours, whenever possible. If these hours conflict with a student's schedule, then appointments should be made. The conference time is not to be used for duplication of lectures that were missed; it is the student's responsibility to obtain and review lecture notes before consulting with the instructor. The instructor is very concerned about the student's achievement and wellbeing and encourages anyone having difficulties with the course to come by the office for extra help. Grades will be based on coursework, not on Hope Grant needs, GPA, or any other factors outside the realm of coursework.
Individual
Accommodations: Students requiring individual educational
accommodations should discuss their needs with the instructor within the first
week of class.
Conduct and Academic
Integrity: It is expected that students be familiar with the Student Conduct Code,
Disciplinary Procedures, and Disciplinary Sanctions in the Student
Handbook. Cheating and/or any conduct
that disturbs or disrupts the classroom, the instructor, or the students WILL
NOT be tolerated!! Any evidence that
may show otherwise will be reported; appropriate actions will be taken; and
consequences will result. If you are
caught cheating on the project, tests, or final exam, you will receive an F for
the course.
Pagers and Cell
Phones: Students are not allowed to carry pagers and cell phones in the classroom
unless they are set to an inaudible setting.
DATE 
TOPIC 
SUGGESTED PROBLEMS 
1/6 
Course Intro 

1/8 
Topic 1  Data and Variables 
18, 110, 111, 112, 114, 116 
1/13 
Topic 2  Data, Variables, and Technology 
25, 27, 211 
1/15 
Topic 3  Displaying and Describing Distributions 
36, 37, 38, 311, 312 
1/20 
No Class Holiday 

1/22 
Topic 4  Measures of Center 
45, 46, 48, 412, 413, 414, 416 & Assn 1 due! 
1/27 
Review 

1/29 
Test 1 

2/3 
Topic 5  Measures of Spread 
59, 510, 511, 515, 517, 521 
2/5 
Topic 5  Measures of Spread (cont'd) 
518, 519, 522, 526 
2/10 
Topic 6  Comparing Distributions I: Quantitative Variables 
65, 66, 69(a & b), 611, 614, 616 
2/12 
Topic 7  Comparing Distributions II: Categorical Variables 
78, 79, 710, 714, 720 
2/17 
Topic 8  Graphical Displays of Association 
86, 87, 88(a), 810, 814, 818 
2/19 
Topic 9  Correlation Coefficient 
98, 915 & Assn 2 due! 
2/24 
Review 

2/26 
Midterm 

3/3 
Topic 1: Experiment, Outcomes, and Sample Space 

3/5 
Topic 2: Calculating Probability 

3/10 
Topic 3: Odds and The Counting Rule 

3/12 
Topic 4: Marginal and Conditional Probabilities 

3/1721 
Spring Break 

3/24 
Topic 5: Mutually Exclusive Events & Independent/Dependent Events 
Problems & Assn 3 due! 
3/26 
Review 

3/31 
Test 2 

4/2 
No classHonor’s Day 

4/7 
Topic 6: Complementary Events & the Multiplication Rule for Independent Events 

4/9 
Topic 7: Joint Probability of Dependent Events and Mutually Exclusive Events 

4/14 
Topic 8: Union of Events 

4/16 
Topic 9: Factorials and Combinations 
Problems & Assn 4 due! 
4/21 
Presentations 
Projects Due 
4/23 
Presentations 

4/28 
Review 

5/5 
Final 24 pm 

Note: The instructor retains the prerogative of altering dates and/or material as necessary