Chapter 5 Video Podcasts and Lecture Notes

 Reading Assignment Video Lecture Notes 5.1 Displaying Distributions: Histograms pages 165 - 171 Section 5.1 Video Section 5.1 Lecture notes 5.2 Interpreting Histograms pages 171 - 174 Section 5.2 Video Section 5.2 Lecture notes 5.3 Displaying Distributions: Stemplots pages 174 - 175 Section 5.3 Video Section 5.3 Lecture notes 5.4 Describing Center: Mean and Median pages 176 - 180 Section 5.4 Video Section 5.4 Lecture notes 5.5 Describing Variability: Range and Quartiles pages 180 - 181 Section 5.5 Video Section 5.5 Lecture notes 5.6 The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots pages 181 - 183 Section 5.6 Video Section 5.6 Lecture notes 5.7 Describing Variability: The Standard Deviation pages 183 - 187 Section 5.7 Video Section 5.7 Lecture notes

Quiz 3 Chapter 5 (Sakai-> Tests & Quizzes)

• The quiz for Chapter 5 will only be available from 12:00am Oct. 5 - 11:55pm Oct. 18.
• The quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice questions.
• You will have a maximum of two hours to complete the quiz.
• You will be allow two tries. The computer will only accept the last score. If you are happy with your score on the first try, do not try again. I cannot change your grade back.
• Failure to take a quiz in the given time slot will be given a zero. No exceptions!

Homework Assignments (Sakai-> Assignments)

• Chapter 5
pages 199-203 Problems 6, 10, 14, 24, 34
Due by 11:55 pm Friday Oct. 18. Use the Assignments tool to submit homework.
• I will grade and return the homework within two days. I suggest doing the homework and wait for it to be graded before attempting the Quiz.
• I am only collecting the even problems. Do a similar odd problem and all of the Skill Check problems to make sure you understand the concepts. The answers to the odd problems and the Skill Check problems are in the back of the book!!
• I will NOT accept homework with answers only.

Companion Website

• Go to the companion website and navigate to applets for chapter 5.
• Go to the companion website and navigate to the applet exercises Mean and Median for chapter 5.
• In the companion website navigate to Video Clips for chapter 5 and watch
• Statistical Experiments and Epidemiology
• Randomized Comparative Experiments

Discussion Topic (Sakai-> Forums)

• The distribution of income in the United States is skewed to the right. According to a Census Bureau report, the mean and median incomes of American households were \$48,201 and \$66,570 in 2006. Which of these numbers is the mean and which is the median? Explain your reasoning. Which of these numbers (mean or median) are better to use when talking about the average US income? Give another example where there is a large difference between mean and median. Give examples when it is better to use mean and when it is better to use median.
• Discussion for Chapter 5 will open at 12:00 am Saturday Oct. 5.
• You are required to participate in the discussion boards.
• Discussion topic will end at 11:55 pm Friday Oct. 18.
• See the syllabus on the grading rubric for discussions.

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For All Practical Purposes

The required textbook, "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP, Publisher W.H. Freeman. Do NOT use an older edition. All students must have either a phyiscal copy of the textbook or an ebook.Click on the textbook above to go to the ebook.

For All Practical Purposes Campanion Site

The required textbook, The textbook "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP,Publisher W.H. Freeman has a campanion website. The campanion website contains a lot helpful material,e.g. Java Applets, falshcards, practice quizzes. The site can be accessed via the link Campanion or click on the picture above to go to the campanion website.