Math 160 K
- Bob Matthews (email email@example.com)
- Office: Thompson 390 E
- Extension 3561
- Office hours (tentative)
- 11:00 - 11:50 MTThF
- Or by appointment.
- Office hours resume in the second week of the term.
- Email messages
are welcome, and can
be used to ask a question or to set up an appointment. My schedule is posted
Hours marked 'O. H.' are office hours, and hours marked 'open' on my schedule
may be available for appointments
(to be made in advance), but are not office hours and I may not be in my
office during 'open' hours unless I have set up an appointment with you.
If none of the office hours work out for you, please send me
- MF: 3:00 PM Thompson 383
- TTh: 3:30 PM Thompson 383
- Moore, McCabe and Craig, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (6th
edition (standard edition), W. H. Freeman and Company, 2009) We will cover through
chapter 9 and as much of chapter 10 as is possible.
- The final exam for Math 160 K is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, from
4:00 - 6:00 PM.. It will be a
mandatory, two-hour, in class, comprehensive
exam. University regulations require that all students in this section take the
final exam at this date and time.
Fall 2000 Math 160 K Lecture and Exam
A syllabus for the course will be found here.
- Four hour exams. The lowest hour exam score will be dropped in
calculating the class average (please note that this does not apply to the
final exam score or to the cumulative homework score).
- A comprehensive, in-class final exam which will have the weight of two
hour exams. The final exam score will not be dropped.
- Homework will be assigned frequently, and homework assignments will
generally be due at least two regular class periods following the assignment
(leaving at least one day before an assignment is due to discuss any questions or
problems). From each homework set I will select several problems to be
graded. Questions on any problems (assigned or not) are, of course,
welcome. The homework will have the cumulative weight of one hour
exam, but the homework score will not be dropped.
- I will make every effort to return homework and exam papers no later than a week from the time they are turned in. That is, papers turned in on
a Friday should be returned no later than the following Friday.
- There are generally very few excused absences from exams. A (documentable)
illness is one (though I may not always require documentation, you should be
prepared to supply it). Lack of preparation, unless caused by a
recent (again documentable) illness can not be used for an excused
absence. Except for emergencies (accident, medical emergency, etc.) no
requests for an excused absence the day of an exam or later can be
accepted. Any make-ups should be completed a few days after an exam is
taken by the class and in any case should be taken within a week of the
- Exam arrangements can be made with Ivey West at the
Center for Writing, Learning,
and Teaching (Howarth 105) for students
with documented learning disabilities. Formal written arrangements must be
made in advance of the day of the exam.
- We will use Blackboard for PDF
files of lectures. Blackboard will only be used to store these PDF
files. Assignments and other communications will be through these web
pages and email. To enroll, use the password Laplace if a
password is required (it was not last year)
A Note on Software:
We will be using Minitab throughout the semester for class work and
assignments. Minitab is available in the campus labs. Students may
purchase full copies for a semester or a year from
www.onthehub.com/minitab. The price list and general description of
academic pricing can be viewed at
Tutorials on MiniTab are available when you run MiniTab (check the HELP menu
item), and an introduction to MiniTab (available with the software can be found
by following this link.