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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Stat 210 - Basic Practice of Statistics
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STAT 210 BASIC PRACTICE OF STATISTICS August 25 2016 Instructor Office Amy Kimbrough 4139 Harris Hall Office Phone 828 4631 Email Address awkimbrough vcu edu Office Hours Mondays and Wednesdays 3 30 PM 4 30 PM Thursdays 2 30 PM 4 30 PM Other hours by appointment Help Sessions Teaching assistants will conduct regular help review sessions outside of class A list of times and locations will be posted on Blackboard weekly Ms Brianna Huffman will be organizing and posting the review session times and she will likely communicate with you on occasion In addition to the teaching assistants help session times the Campus Learning Center also has free STAT 210 tutoring sessions available Contact them at 804 827 8108 for more information I STRONGLY encourage you to take advantage of these available resources throughout the semester Requirements Prerequisite Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test completion of MATH 131 or higher level math course or transfer credit of a college algebra or higher level course Requirements Supplement Supplement to Basic Practice of Statistics 11th Edition Update or Revised 11th Edition by D Arcy P Mays required Turning Technologies ResponseCard NXT or QT Textbook The Basic Practice of Statistics Sixth Edition by Moore Notz and Fligner optional Requirements Each student must have a calculator that you know how to use Instructions are given in the supplement on how to use the TI 83 84 calculator but other calculators are fine as well You must have your own calculator sharing of calculators on a test will be considered an Honor System violation You will not be allowed to use cell phones or similar devices when taking tests You may also rent a calculator for the semester for 10 00 See Ms Lucy Hudson in Harris Hall room 4144 if interested while supplies last Blackboard Copies of the PowerPoint lecture slides practice tests and formula sheets and test solutions will all be posted on Blackboard Announcements will be posted on Blackboard and Blackboard will be used to send emails when necessary to all students in the class Grades will recorded using the gradebook feature on Blackboard Important Dates The last day to withdraw with a grade of W is Friday November 4 Students who will miss class for religious observances must notify me of their intention to do so by Friday September 9 Grading Clicker Grade 12 5 Seven Tests 12 5 each Final Exam Optional If you take the final exam the final exam grade will replace the grade of any and all tests and or the clicker grade that are lower Grading Your final grade will be based on your performance and learning in the class and determined as stated on the syllabus There is no extra credit and no special considerations on the grades Final grade is based on the 10 point grading scale Test Dates Test 1 Thursday September 8 Test 2 Monday September 26 Test 3 Thursday October 6 Test 4 Wednesday October 19 Test 5 Monday November 7 Test 6 Monday November 21 Test 7 Wednesday December 7 Final Exam Monday December 12 4 00 6 50 PM Tests At the beginning of class on test days both I and at least one teaching assistant will be available to answer questions and the test will start at 5 10 PM Use this time to best help you do well on the tests You will have 40 minutes to complete each test When time is called for papers to be turned in it is expected that students will do so immediately If a student continues to work beyond the allotted time the test will not be graded and a grade of 0 will be assigned Make Up Tests There are NO make up tests for any reason If you miss a test your grade of 0 on that test can be replaced by your final exam grade If you do not take the final exam the grade on a missed test will remain a 0 If you know in advance that you will miss a test please notify me in advance to see if it is possible to schedule taking the test early Once a test has been given there are no make up tests Final Exam The final exam is cumulative Taking the final exam is optional To do so you must present a valid picture ID If you present a valid picture ID and receive a final exam paper you must turn that paper in Failure to do so will result in a final letter grade of F in the course regardless of your previous grades earned The final exam grade will replace any and all grades that are lower Taking the final exam can not hurt your course grade it can only help it Example Test 1 100 Test 2 72 Test 3 68 Test 4 84 Test 5 76 Test 6 36 Test 7 64 Clicker score 50 Total Average 550 68 75 D Final Exam Suppose he makes a 78 on the final exam Example Test 1 100 100 Test 2 72 78 Test 3 68 78 Test 4 84 84 Test 5 76 78 Test 6 36 78 Test 7 64 78 Clicker score 50 78 Total Average 550 68 75 652 81 5 B Turning Technologies The Turning Technologies system is an interactive learning tool that will be used in each lecture To participate you must purchase the ResponseCard NXT or QT clicker and register it on Blackboard Turning Technologies To register your clicker to work in this course go to the course site on Blackboard then click on Tools Communications then Turning Technologies Registration Tool Complete registration instructions and a clicker user s guide can be found on Blackboard under the Clicker Registration tab Clicker Grade You must answer questions with your clicker no written answers are accepted If you forget your clicker or if it does not work you will not be able to receive any clicker credit for that lecture Using a clicker for another student is a violation of the Honor System Your clicker grade will depend on your class attendance and your attention to the lecture Clicker Grade For questions without a correct answer you receive 1 point for answering and 0 points if you do not answer For questions with a correct answer you receive 5 points for a correct answer 1 point for an incorrect answer and 0 points if you do not answer Clicker Grade At the end of the semester your clicker grade will be calculated by taking the total number of points you have earned for the semester and dividing that by the total number of points possible If you choose to take the final exam your final exam grade can replace your clicker grade if the final exam grade is higher Clicker Attendance You are expected to attend lectures regularly but the choice to do so is yours Please attempt to arrive on time and refrain from leaving early If for some reason you do arrive late or have to leave early please do so as quietly as possible Attendance Missing class on a


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