Instructor:  Russell Lee  Office: PH 107  4088484881  hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee  
Office Hours:  MWF 10:10  11:00 a.m., TTH 1:10  2:00 p.m., and by appointment  
Textbook:  Elementary Statistics, 7th Ed., 1998. Triola, author. AddisonWesley, Publishers.  
Prerequisite:  Math 233, or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better and good understanding.  
Calculators:  This course is an excellent opportunity to learn some of the capabilities of a graphing calculator to assist in your understanding. It is expected that you will use a calculator on homework and exams. However, a calculator is only a tool and successful completion of this course will require a conceptual understanding of the course material.  
Attendance:  Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.  
Honor Code:  Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.  
Special Needs:  Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.  
Course Objectives and Goals: 
Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be proficient in the modern methods of descriptive statistics and the use of hand calculators as a problem solving tool. The student will be introduced to the collection and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical inference, regression, correlation, and applications.
We will attempt to cover the entire book at approximately one section per day. 

Evaluation: 
Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:


Homework:  Doing homework is the most important part of the class. Homework problems will be assigned daily. Assignments will occasionally be collected for grading. Grades will be based upon your problem solving methodology, completeness, and neatness. Late homework will not be accepted.  
Final Project/ Presentation:  The project will be conducted with a partner and must consist of a survey and interview and be presented to the class using descriptive and inferential statistics during the final week of class.  
Exams: 
The three midterm exams will be given in class on the following Fridays:


Final Exam:  Monday, December 14, 1998. 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Room BU 118. Without exception! 