Statistics 185
Spring 2021
Professor: Mark McClure
Handy Links
 Syllabus
 Course calendar
 The textbook: PDF  Homepage
 Stat Talk (our class forum)
 MyOpenMath (our online HW)
 Colab (our computational tool)
 The Math Lab
 In class problem sheets
 Info on the midterm
 Info on the final
Computational tools and visualizations
 Normal Models
 Normal tables
 Basic calculator for numerical data (like mean and standard deviation)
 Normal calculator
 A calculator for tdistributions
Class Notes

Friday, January 22  Data Intro:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Monday, January 25.

Monday, January 25  Numeric Data:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Wednesday, January 27, as well as a Forum assignment on Stat Talk that we'll work on in class.

Wednesday, January 27  First computer lab:
 Colab Link

Homework
After we go through the computer lab, we'll work on a forum assignment in class.

Friday, January 29  Getting Data:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Monday, February 1.

Monday, February 1  Categorical Data:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Wednesday, February 3 and a forum question using Colab.

Wednesday, February 3  Probability Theory:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Monday, February 8.

Friday, February 5  Discrete Distributions:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a My Open Math assignment over this material due by Tuesday, February 9.

Monday, February 8  Continuous Distributions:
 Presentation

Homework and Quiz Prep
There's a practice quiz on MyOpenMath that's due by Tuesday, February 9 and includes one problem on this material.
 Wednesday, February 10  Quiz!

Friday, February 12  The Normal Distribution:
 Presentation

Homework
I think we'll hold off on HW for now.

Monday, February 15  More Normal:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a MyOPenMath HW over this material due on Wednesday, February 17.

Wednesday, February 17  Confidence intervals for means:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a MyOPenMath HW over this material due on Thurday, February 18. There's also a forum assignment that we'll work on together in class.

Friday, February 19  Confidence intervals for proportions:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a MyOPenMath HW over this material due on Monday, February 22.

Week of Monday, February 22  Friday, February 26
We're spending this week getting ready for the exam next week. More specifcally, the week will look like so:
 Monday: You'll go over this practice quiz.
 Wednesday: You'll take an online quiz based on the above problem sheet.
 Friday: I'll answer questions over This practice midterm.
 Friday, February 26  Solutions to the practice midterm

Monday, March 15  Hypothesis tests:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a MyOPenMath HW over this material due on Wednesday, March 17.

Wednesday, March 17:
We'll work together on a problem sheet today. 
Friday, March 19  Log5 for sports analytics:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a 10 point forum problem over this material.
 Monday, March 22: No class today!

Wednesday, March 24: Simulating tournaments
 Kaggle's March madness competition for
 Championship computations
 A forum assignment

Monday, March 29  The tDistribution:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a 13 point MyOpenMath assignment over this material.

Friday, April 2  Comparing data sets:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a 14 point MyOpenMath assignment over this material.
 Monday, April 5  Comparing election polls:
 Friday, April 9  Online Quiz Today!

Monday, April 12  Linear Models:
 Presentation

Homework
There is a 6 point MyOpenMath assignment and a 10 point Forum assignment over this material.
 Friday, February 26  Solutions to the practice final