MATH 119 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." - paraphrasing of H.G. Wells (British author) by a former president of the American Statistical Association.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." - Benjamin Disraeli (19c British Prime Minister).
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Law of Large Numbers (LLN)
Central Limit Theorem (CLT)
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TUTORIALS and STATISTICAL CALCULATORS
(Make your own hints! Do your own stats!)
TUTORIALS and STATISTICAL CALCULATORS: https://stattrek.com
STATISTICAL CALCULATORS: http://www.tutor-homework.com/statistics_tables/statistics_tables.html
(from Hawkes learning)
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Notes for Test 1 (tentatively Lessons 1-10; this may change!):
For fun: Polls! (last major revision: Spring 2009)
Notes for Test 2: (tentatively Lessons 11-18; this may change!):
Notes for Test 3: (tentatively Lessons 19-23; this may change!):
Notes for Test 4: (tentatively Lessons 24-32; this may change!):
Notes for the Final: (tentatively Lessons 33-43; this may change!):
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Old Exams and Solutions (Fall 2019)
Exams and solutions will be posted about a week after you take them.
Syllabus (Spring 2020): Syllabus
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My old 119 site with old notes, tests, and solutions. Yours may look very different!