Syllabus

title Introduction to Statistics
course Math 2510
section 001
term Fall 2019
campus CU Boulder
credits 3 units
link https://math2510.coltongrainger.com

tl;dr

schedule https://trello.com/b/es4osv4Z/math2510
free textbook https://openintro.org/os (pdf)
license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0
more books https://math2510.coltongrainger.com/books
more lectures https://www.openintro.org/stat/videos.php
prerequisites https://math2510.coltongrainger.com/guide

instructor

name Colton Grainger
www https://coltongrainger.com
email colton.grainger@colorado.edu
office Math Dept 201
office hours https://go.oncehub.com/coltongrainger
policy 30 minutes ahead to schedule, 15 to cancel

lectures

meeting room Muenzinger E064
meeting time 8:00am – 8:50am Mon/Wed/Fri
first day Aug 26, 2019
last day Dec 12, 2019

overview

  1. data wrangling (late August)
  2. elementary probability and measure (late September)
  3. statistical distributions (October)
  4. inference and hypothesis testing (November)
  5. model selection (December)

important dates

midterm A Wed Oct 16 in class
project A Fri Oct 18 due by 11:59pm
project B Mon Dec 9 due by 11:59pm
midterm B Wed Nov 20 in class
cumulative final Wed Dec 18 7:30am–10:00am (room TBD)

exam policy

No make-up exams; please plan ahead.

letter grades

Each of ${i, r, s, p, q, a, b, c}$ will be a real number scored from $0$ (empty) to $1$ (excellent), based on the assessment groups listed:

in-class participation $i$
reading $r$
problem sets $s$
project A $p_A$
project B $p_B$
quizzes $q$
midterm A $m_A$
midterm B $m_B$
cumulative final $c$

Say that $\gamma$ is your uniform grade in the interval $[0,1]$. Then $\gamma$ has linear dependence on $8$ other random variables,

If $\gamma$ is “close” to (within $0.03$ lengths of) one of the real numbers $0.95$, $0.85$ or $0.75$, your letter grade will be $A$, $B$, or $C$. Else your letter grade will be marked with an appropriate $+$ or $-$ (if $\gamma$ is closer than $0.02$ lengths from $1$, $0.9$, or $0.8$, respectively).

grading policy

TBD. (We ought to have written an honor code by Aug 30, 2019. Assessments should be fair, predictable, and thought-provoking.)

epigram

The pursuit of knowledge, friend, is the askin’ of many questions.