MATH 1442 - Online
Elementary Statistics

Western Texas College
  1. Basic Course Information:
    1. Course Description: Techniques of analysis of numerical data, including measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability statistical inference, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, probability distributions, tests of significance, and analysis of variance.
    2. Any required prerequisites: The student should have successfully complete DMT 033, Math 1332 or have the appropriate placement scores, or consent of the instructor.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
    2. Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
    3. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
    4. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
    5. Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
    6. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
    7. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
    8. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. Students will be required to take the six major tests (including the final) during the semester. Students are required to take the final exam at a testing center. Students should find a testing center near their current location and give the details to their instructor.
    2. Students are allowed to use their book, notes and calculator on all tests except the final.
    3. Students are required to make a 60 or higher on the final exam or they automatically fail the course. (The final must be taken in a testing center.)
    4. About 10-11 lab assignments will be assigned.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement – There will be six major chapter exams and comprehensive final.
    2. Major Requirement - There will be numerous section quizzes in preparation for tests.
    3. Major Tests 37% - Section Quizzes 19% - Comprehensive Exam 19% - Lab 25%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book: Elements of Statistics 9E by Canada - BVT Publishing ISBN 978-1-61882-125-6 or 978-1-62751-339-5
    2. Calculators: A standard calculator with square root and log function.
    3. Online access: Students will access course and lab material via MOODLE ( It is essential that students have reliable and frequent access to a computer.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule






Topic 1

Chapter 1

Introduction, basic concepts, overview of course and statistical process

Syllabus Quiz

Topic 2

Chapter 2

Summarizing and graphing data

Topic 3

Chapter 3

Measures of central tendency and variability


Topic 4

Chapter 4


Test over Chapters 1-4


Topic 5

Chapter 5

Probability distributions


Topic 6

Chapter 6

Normal Probability Distribution



Chapter 7

Estimates and sample sizes


Topic 8

Chapter 8

Hypothesis Testing

Test over Chapters 7-8


Topic 9





Topic 10

Chapter 9

Inferences from Two Samples


Topic 11

Chapter 10


Test over Chapters 9-10


Topic 12

Chapter 11

Contingency Tables


Topic 13

Chapter 12

Analysis of Variance


Topic 14

Chapter 13

Nonparametric Statistics

Test over Chapters 11-13

Topic 15

Final Exam


Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.



Last Modified: August 19, 2015