Course Syllabus – Spring 2008
Course Title: Probability and Statistics for Teachers
Hours Credit: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 2703
Instructor: Varies (multiple sections)
Instructor Office Hours: Varies (at least 10hrs/week)
Course Description: (Non-credit for mathematics major or minor.) Special emphasis for teachers of grades P-8. Broadens understanding of the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics with particular attention to specific methods and materials of instruction.
Topics: data; types of variables; describing and comparing distributions; measures of center; measures of spread; correlation; experiments, outcomes, and sample space; calculating simple probability, conditional probability, marginal probability, joint probability, and odds; complementary events; independent and dependent events; mutually exclusive events; combinations and permutations; binomial probability distribution
Text: Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and Fathom, Key College Publishing, 2001. Authors: Rossman, Chance, & Lock
Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to demonstrate:
Grading Methods: Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages to be determined by the instructor.