California State University Stanislaus

Math 1600, Sections 11 & 12: Statistics

Fall 2016

1600, Section 11: MWF     10:00 am - 10:50 am,  S 104, Dr. Melanie Martin

1600, Section 12: R            10:50 am - 12:40 pm,  S 129, Dr. Melanie Martin

[Basic Information]         [Announcements]         [Calendar]         [Homework]        

Welcome to Math 1600, Statistics

Course Description:

This is an introductory course designed for students in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences. The description of sample data, probability and probability distributions, sampling and estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation and regression, introduction to the analysis of variance.

Some goals of this course:

Announcements and Upcoming Events


Welcome to Math 1600!                                                                                          

Fall 2016 Exam Week Office Hours:
Tuesday          9:30 am to 11:00 am    DBH 278
Wednesday      12:30 pm to 2:30 pm    DBH 278
Thursday      12:30 pm to 2:30 pm    Naraghi 375
Friday          1:30 pm to 3:00 pm    Naraghi 375
and by Appointment (email:

Basic Information

Textbook is Statistics: Principles and Methods, 7th Edition, by Johnson and Bhattacharyya or Custom edition available in the bookstore

Prerequisite: Math 0106, 0107 or 0110, or a passing score on the ELM test, or equivalent.

Corequisite: Math 1600, Section 6.

Instructor: Dr. Melanie Martin                                  Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall 278 and Naraghi 375

Email:                                Office Phone: (209) 667-3787 and (209) 667-3269

Web Page:

Office Hours: 

Monday       2-3 pm in DBH 278
Tuesday       4-5 pm in Naraghi 375
Wednesday  2-3:30 pm in DBH 278
Thursday     1-3 pm in Naraghi 375                       
and by appointment.

Best way to contact Dr. Martin:  Email  Please put "Math 1600" in the subject line of the email.

Warning: I reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus at any time during the term by announcing them in class and on my web page.

  Grades will be based mainly upon two midterm exams, a comprehensive final exam, multiple homework assignments, lab assignments and multiple quizzes.  A plus and minus grading scale will be used to assign final grades.  The final grade weighting of student work is estimated in the table below. 

Midterms (2 exams at 15% each)
Lab (Math 1600, Section 6)
Participation - Warrior Passport
Comprehensive Final

Exams and Quizzes: There will be two midterm exams and a comprehensive final, all will be in class, closed book. There may be at quizzes most weeks, quiz dates may or may not be announced in advance. If you know in advance that you might miss a quiz or exam, you must discuss this with me well in advance.  No make-up quizzes or exams will be given unless you have a verifiable emergency.  I do not give early exams to accommodate vacation schedules, so please make your holiday travel plans accordingly.  I reserve the right to refuse make-up requests.

Homework: Regular homework is expected and is a regular part of any math course. Homework will be a combination of web-based through WileyPlus and written homework turned in at the start of class on the date it is due. Homework must be stapled and should have your name, the course and section number clearly visible. No late homework will be accepted. To access WileyPlus and create your account go to:

Participation: Warrior Passport - participation grading information is here.

Academic Honesty: The work you do for this course will be your own, unless otherwise specified. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. I consider academic honesty to be at the core of the University's activities in education and research. Academic honesty is expected at all times in this course. Cheating is an attack on the efforts of myself and fellow students and, above all, on the cheater's integrity. Those caught cheating will be dealt with to the full extent allowed under University policy.

Cell Phone Policy: During class time, your cell phone is to be turned off and out of sight. Any use of a cell phone during class will result in confiscation of the phone until that day's class has ended or your removal from the class for that day. If you attempt to use your cell phone or leave it on during an exam, you will be considered to have finished your test, and I will collect your exam at that time.  Exceptions may be made only if you discuss your situation with me prior to the start of that day's class, in this case, your cell phone must be set to vibrate/silence.

University Recording Policy: Audio or video recording (or any other form of recording) of classes is not permitted unless expressly allowed by the faculty member as indicated in the course syllabus or as a special accommodation for students who are currently registered with the Disability Resource Services Program and are approved for this accommodation. Recordings allowed as special accommodations are for the personal use of the DRS-approved student, and may only be distributed to other persons who have been approved by the DRS program. Faculty may require the student sign an Audio/Video Recording Agreement, which they may keep for their records.

University Disability Services:  CSU Stanislaus respects all forms of diversity. By university commitment and by law, students with disabilities are entitled to participate in academic activities and to be tested in a manner that accurately assesses their knowledge and skills. They also may qualify for reasonable accommodations that ensure equal access to lectures, labs, films, and other class-related activities.   Please see the instructor if you need accommodations for a registered disability.  Students can contact the Disability Resource Services office for additional information.  The Disability Resource Services website can be accessed at
Phone: (209) 667-3159

Some thoughts on studying statistics: Most students find this course challenging (and rewarding if they put in the effort required to be successful). You should expect to come to class and labs, and to spend several hours a week outside of class on homework. In my experience, students who are able to put in sufficient time on a consistent basis throughout the semester and seek help when needed pass this course. You may want to start forming study groups, finding a tutor, or making sure you can come to office hours early in the semester, so you can stay even or ahead of the course pace.

Important dates:

(See Schedule of Courses or Academic Calendar)

Last day to add a class
September 6;
Last day to drop a class:

September 21;

Last day to change grade options (CR/NC) without instructor signature: 
September 21;

No classes:

September 5, October 12, November 11, November 24-25, December 13.

HW1, Review, Page 20 (25) 1.20, 1.22, 1.24, 1.28
Wiley Plus #1
Chapter 1
9/1/16  at 1 pm
HW2, Section 2.2, page 39 (44)
2.1, 2.4, 2.20, 2.22
Wiley Plus #2
Chapter 2, 2.1 and 2.2 (and 2.3)
9/12/16 at 6 pm
2.34, 2.45, 2.80, 2.86
HW4 2.72, 3.6, 3.14, 3.26
Wiley Plus #3 Sections 2.4, 3.1, 3.4 9/14/16
9/26/16 at 11 pm
4.18, 4.20, 4.43, 4.44
Wiley Plus #4
Sections 4.2 and 4.3
4.54, 4.58, 4.60, 4.64
5.12, 5.20, 5.27, 5.28 10/5/16
Wiley Plus #5
Sections 5.1 and 5.2
10/17/16 at 11 pm
HW8, Section 5.3, page 194 (199)
          Section 5.4, page 200 (205)
          Section 5.5, page 209 (214)
5.32, 5.37
5.46 a, b, c
WileyPlus #6
Sections 6.2 and 6.3
10/31/16 at 11 pm
HW9, Section 6.2, page 247 (252)
          Section 6.3, page 251 (256)
6.18 b, d, e; 6.20
6.30, 6.32
HW10, Section 8.2, page 311 (316)
            Section 8.3, page 320 (325)
8.2, 8.4
8.16, 8.22
WileyPlus #7 Sections 8.2, 8.3, 8.4
11/7/16 11/21/16 at 11 pm
HW11, Section 8.4, page 335 (340) 8.46, 8.48, 8.50, 8.52 11/18/16
HW12, Section 8.5, page 346 (351)
            Section 9.2, page 370 (375)
8.69, 8.74
9.12, 9.28
HW13 Handout