# MA310 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

Course: MA310 Probability & Statistics

Subject Area: Mathematics

Type: Standard

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. This is a project based course designed to introduce students to the four themes of statistics, exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns and statistical inference. Real world applications will be a primary emphasis. Students will also be incorporating the use of technology and problem solving skills.

Outcomes:

• Construct and interpret distributions with graphs, charts, and tables

• Describe and compare distributions

• Calculate numerical summaries by hand and using technology

• Describe and interpret locations in a distribution (z-scores, percentiles, etc.)

• Perform Normal distribution calculations including assessing normality

• Construct and interpret scatterplots

• Measure, calculate, and interpret correlation and a least square regression line -Interpret computer output

• Describe different sampling methods (stratified, cluster, etc.)

• Conduct simple random samples (using a random number table and technology)

• Design comparative experiments (completely randomized, randomized block, and matched pairs designs)

• Use rules of probability to construct venn diagrams, two-way tables, and determine probabilities

• Apply the concept of discrete random variables to many different statistical settings

• Calculate the expected values of a discrete random variable

• Describe continuous random variables

• Compute probabilities involving binomial and geometric random variables

Prerequisites:

MA300-S1 – Algebra II S1 AND MA300-S2 – Algebra II S2

Corequisites:

If you take this course, you must also take MA310-S2 – Probability & Statistics S2