STAT 109 - Statistics - Summer 2016

Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

Dr. Angela Berardinelli

Important Files and Links

Important Dates for Summer 2016

  • Thursday June 2: First day of class
  • Wednesday, June 8: Add/drop deadline
  • Tuesday, June 28: Exam 1
  • Tuesday, July 26: Exam 2 - formula sheet and normal table will be provided
  • Friday, July 29: Last day to withdraw from class
  • Tuesday, August 9: Last day of class (Final Exam!)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the uses of statistics and probability as decision and problem solving tools. Topics included are: measures of central tendency, variability, probability, counting, bionomial distribution, normal distribution, confidence intervals, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, sampling techniques, and experimental design. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: None.


Textbook: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 6th Edition, by Ron Larson and Betsy Farber.

Calculator: You will need a calculator for this course. You may use any statistical, financial, or graphing calculator model you would like. I personally recommend either the TI-30X II or the TI-83 Plus.

Software: We will be using Microsoft Excel 2013 in class. This software is already available on the computers in the lab.

Office Hours: The perfect opportunity to ask general questions about course material, specific questions about homework problems or in-class examples, questions about your grade, questions about majoring in math or information technology, etc. My office location and office hour schedule are on my home page. You can also e-mail me to set up an appointment outside of office hours if that suits your schedule better.

(FREE) Tutoring: The Academic Support Office offers free peer tutoring for this course. Their tutoring center is located in Egan Hall Room 124 and it opens three weeks after classes begin. You may check their page on the portal for more information.

Grading Information

If you have a weighted average of at least... You will earn a(n):
94% A
90% B+
84% B
78% C+
70% C
65% D+
60% D

Your final course grade is the weighted average of four components: quiz average, exam 1 score, exam 2 score, and final exam score. Each of these four components is weighted evenly at 25%. Your lowest 4 quiz grades will be "dropped" before your quiz average is computed.