--- title: "syllabus" --- # Syllabus title | Introduction to Statistics course | Math 2510 section | 001 term | Fall 2019 campus | CU Boulder credits | 3 units link | ## [tl;dr](https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/too_long;_didn%27t_read) schedule | . textbooks | ([pdf](https://math2510.coltongrainger.com/assets/2019-openintro-statistics.pdf)) lectures | prerequisites | license | ## instructor name | Colton Grainger www | email | [colton.grainger@colorado.edu](mailto:colton.grainger@colorado.edu) office | Math Dept 201 office hours | 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. ## assessment policy To be fair and predictable. ## letter grades Each of $\{i, r, p, q, a, b, c\}$ 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 | $s$ projects | $p$ quizzes | $q$ midterm A | $a$ midterm B | $b$ cumulative final | $c$ Say that $\gamma$ is your uniform grade in the interval $[0,1]$. Then $\gamma$ has linear dependence on $7$ other random variables, $$\gamma = \frac{i}{10} + \frac{r}{10} + \frac{p}{10} + \frac{q}{10} + \frac{3a}{20} + \frac{3b}{20} + \frac{3c}{10}.$$ 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). ## epigram The pursuit of knowledge, friend, is the askin' of many questions.