STA 2023H: Honors Elementary Statistics
Syllabus: This document will give you a good idea of what the course will be like.
Schedule: This document contains a tentative schedule for the entire term.
Blackboard: Handouts, reviews, practice tests, and the gradebook can be found here.
CourseCompass/MyMathLab: A link to the online homework system we will be using for the course. To access the system, you will need a course name and a course ID. The course name is STA 2023H and the course ID is ambrioso70868.
Probability -- from MathWorld: A short description of Probability.
The Law of Large Numbers: A Maple worksheet that demonstrates the Law of Large Numbers--as the number of trials increases, the empirical probability will approach the theoretical probability.
Simeon Poisson: A short biography of the mathematician for which the Poisson distribution is named.
Combinatorics -- from MathWorld: A short description of combinatorics. This is the branch of mathematics which deals with counting.
Permutation Calculator: An online permutation calculator.
Height and the Normal Distribution: A nice image illustrating that height is normally distributed from the Journal of Heredity, vol. 5, 1914.
Statistics -- from Mathworld: A short description of Statistics.
Sampling and the Normal Distribution: A Maple worksheet that demonstrates that the Normal Distribution arises naturally.
The Approximation of the Binomial Probability Distribution with the Normal Distribution: A Maple worksheet that shows that the Normal distribution can be used to approximate a Binomial Distribution.
Best Estimates: A Guide to Sample Size and Margin of Error: A discussion of sample size and the margin of error in polling data found at Public Agenda Online.
William Gosset: A short biography of the inventor of the t-test.
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev: A short biography of the creator of Chebychev’s Theorem.
Dentist Cartoon: Is statistics really relevant? This funny cartoon gives a humorous perspective to the question. We post it with the written permission of the artist who draws Bizarro-Dan Piraro.
Power Point Slides for Statistics: A nice set of PowerPoint slides covering an elementary statistics course courtesy of Pearson Education.
One Day in America: A nice article from Time Magazine that discusses trying to define the “average” American.
World Running Records
United States Census Bureau
Stock Quotes from Yahoo Finance
Chance Data Sets
Public Agenda Online
The Gallup Organization
Data and Story Library
World Clock: A clock that shows how various world statistics throughout the world are varying over time. It was brought to my attention by Barbara Duncan, a colleague who teaches mathematics at the Dale Mabry Campus of HCC.
Ø The 2011 Abstract: Motor Vehicle Fatalities: Data on motor vehicle fatalities from the Census Bureau.