Spring 2015
Instructor: Enrique Treviño
Lectures:
MWF 10:00am10:50am in Library 203
Office Hours: MWF from 11:00am to 12pm and by appointment.
Office: Young Hall 105
Email:
Phone Ext.: #6187
Announcements
The final exam is on May 1st from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in the same classroom we've used all semester.
Midterm 2 is on Wednesday April 15. The midterm will cover chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 and a bit from Chapter 3. The sections are covered in HW 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
For Wednesday's class (April 8), do the following:
Check out this π Day video where they use different techniques to try to estimate π. The one that worked the best in the video is Buffon's Needle (the one we did in class).
First announcement: Please fill out the survey on this link. The survey will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete. When filling out the survey you will probably encounter several questions you don't know how to solve. That is okay. The survey is not meant to evaluate you, but to create a baseline of what students know before taking this course. After you complete the survey, I will get confirmation that you completed it. You have to complete the survey by January 14 at 10am to get credit. Completing this survey counts as one of your homework assignments. If you don't complete the survey you will lose part of your homework grade.
Textbook
Introduction to Statistical Investigations (Preliminary edition) by Nathan Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, and Jill VanderStoep.
This schedule is subject to change, but it should give you an idea of the topics we will cover.
Sections in the textbook 
Notes 

Week 1  Prelim 

Week 2  Chapter 1 

Week 3  Chapter 1  January 26 is the last day to make a registration change (including the creditDfail option). 
Week 4  Quiz and Chap. 2 
Quiz 1 will be on February 2. 
Week 5  Chapters 2 and 3 

Week 6  Chapter 3 
Review on February 20. 
Week 7  Midterm 1 and Chapter 4 
Midterm 1 on February 23. 
Week 8 
Chapter 4


Week 9  Spring Break 
No class from March 9 to March 13. 
Week 10  Chapter 5 

Week 11  Quiz and Chap. 6 
March 23 is also the last day to withdraw from a course with an automatic W. 
Week 12  Chapters 6 and 7 
Quiz 2 is on March 30. 
Week 13  Chapter 8 

Week 14  Midterm 2 and Chapter 9 
Review on April 13 and the midterm is on April 15. 
Week 15  Chapters 9 and 10 

Week 16  Review 
The last day of classes is Monday April 28. 
Grading
The course grade will be based on:
Class assignments 10%,
Homework assignments 10%,
Quiz 1 5%,
Quiz 2 5%,
Midterm 1 20%,
Midterm 2 20%,
Final Exam 30%.
This course uses simulationbased methods to teach statistical inference. The goal is for the student to understand the concepts better. Because we will need
to create random data we will use applets designed by the authors of the textbook. Below I include important links:
Applets and data sets: All the applets and data sets can be found on this useful link.
Applets: This link has an applet that can easily interchange between all applets as opposed to having to decide the applet ahead of time in the above link.
Data sets: Another link to the data sets. They can also be found in the first link.
There will be written homework due roughly every week. Collaboration in the homework is permitted, but you are not allowed to copy someone else's work. The solutions must be written individually. The homeworks will be posted in the Announcements section and also on this link.
The homework problems will be designed to reinforce ideas and develop your logical reasoning abilities. Late HW will NOT be accepted.
Besides homework assignments to be turned in roughly every week, you will often work in the classroom on activities. When doing so, I will give you three possible grades (per assignment): Complete, Partial, Fail. For example missing a class on which there is an assignment would count as a Fail.
Attendance
Students are expected to come to every lecture and every exam. If the dates of the exams conflict with Lake Forest approved events, inform me as soon as possible.Resources
Accommodations Statement
If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please consult with The Learning and Teaching Center. Since accommodations may require early planning and are not retroactive, please contact the center as soon as possible. For details about the services for students with disabilities and the accomodations process, visit http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/resources/disability/.
You are also welcome to contact me privately to discuss your academic needs. However, all disabilityrelated accommodations must be arranged through Teryn Robinson at the Learning and Teaching Center.
Last modified on May 5, 2015.