**Instructor: ** Bob
Matthews

- Bob Matthews (email matthews@ups.edu)
- 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
**here**. 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 an email.

- 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
Schedule**

**
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 class exam. - 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 graphing calculator will be useful for homework assignments and for review. We'll work out the exam policy for calculators later.
- For students taking courses in mathematics, please read Which Calculator Should I Use? (pdf) on the Math Department Web Page.

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 http://www.minitab.com/uploadedFiles/Shared_Resources/Documents/Brochures/EacademyFlyer.pdf. 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.

- Textbook web site Datasets and applets to support the textbook and exercises for Math 160.
- UPS Statistics Resources A substantial collection of resources for students in Math 160.
- King County Hydrology Data

- Weekly Schedules
- Assignments
- Exam Reviews
- Using MiniTab at UPS