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Math 125. Statistics. About me. Nedjla Ougouag , PhD Office: Room 702H Ph: (312) 553-5935 E-mail: [email protected] Homepage: Office hours: Monday 12:00-1:00, 3:00-3:30, 5:00-5:30 Tuesday 12:00-3:00

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Math 125

Math 125


About me
About me

  • NedjlaOugouag, PhD

  • Office: Room 702H

  • Ph: (312) 553-5935

  • E-mail: [email protected]

  • Homepage:


  • Office hours:

    • Monday 12:00-1:00, 3:00-3:30, 5:00-5:30

    • Tuesday 12:00-3:00

    • Wednesday 12:00-1:00, 3:00-3:30, 5:00-5:30

    • Thursday 12:00-3:00

About this course
About this course

The course will discuss simple statistical methods and basic concepts of probability theory.

The topics of the course are

  • Sampling and experimental design.

  • Descriptive statistics and representing data using graphs.

  • Correlation Linear regression models.

  • Probability theory

  • An introduction to statistical inference

    • confidence intervals and

    • hypothesis testing.

      We will use Microsoft Excel for graphing and calculations

      Other statistical packages will be discussed.

About this course1
About this course


  • Title: Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Michael Sullivan, III

  • ISBN-13:  9780321568021

  • Publisher:Pearson Addison Wesley

  • Online companion site:


  • You must bring a pencil, notebook paper, and the textbook to each class session.

  • Calculator recommended for this course: TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus.

    Please bring the following items to every class session:

  • 1) A pencil or pen

  • 2) Your math notebook

  • 3) Your textbook

  • 4) An assignment book to record when homework is due

  • 5) Your Calculator.

Instructor website
Instructor Website:

My website is at:

Click on Math 125, to the left.

I will post course Materials there, including (but not limited to) Assignments,Internet Projects, and these Lecture presentations!


Use of blackboard
Use of Blackboard:

  • I will use Blackboard to post your grades: : .


  • Regular unannounced quizzes about the topics in the homework assignments. (These will be given frequently and cannot be made up, even if you call in to say you will miss class.)

  • 3 tests.

  • Final Exam

Grading continued
Grading (continued)

Grades are based on the following scheme:

Total: 600 points

Grading continued1
Grading (continued)

Grading scale:

A “Curve" is not used in this class.

Policy for quizzes and tests
Policy for Quizzes and Tests:

  • Quizzes:

    We will be having short (10-20-min) quizzes every week. These quizzes are not announced in advance. There is absolutely no make-up for the weekly quizzes.

  • Tests and Final:

    There will be a total of 3 tests during the semester and a cumulative final exam.

Making up tests
Making-up tests:

  • You can reschedule a test for a different time or day ONLY if you make arrangements with me in advance and only if you have a valid reason for the change. In such a situation, you take the test up to two days before or after the date scheduled for all students.

  • The final exam will be given once and only once in class. You may take it early if you inform me in advance and you have a valid reason for changing your exam date.

Homework assignment rules
Homework Assignment rules

  • Homework will be due regularly. Please note that each homework assignment will be recorded as submitted but will not be graded. There will be regular in-class short quizzes with questions from the topics on the homework.

  • Late homework will not be recorded as submitted.

  • A copy of the homework schedule will be handed out to you as well as updated on Blackboard. Please complete these assignments as indicated. We will review the previously assigned homework questions at the beginning of the next class period if you feel that a problem or problems need further examination.

The following rules apply to homework submission
The following rules apply to homework submission:

  • 1) You must be present in class to turn in your homework.

  • 2) You cannot have your friend turn in your homework and skip class.

  • 3) I will not count homework placed in my mailbox or under my office door.

  • 4) You must show the work you did to solve each problem in order for your homework to be counted.

Class time
Class time

  • Attendance

    Plan on attending to do well in this course. (Keep your 10 pts intact!)

  • Since you’re here - participate!

  • Attendance and class participation are decisive factors in determining course grades for borderline cases.

Tell me about you fill in the handout cards
Tell me about you (fill in the handout cards)

  • Your name:

  • Contact (e-mail):

  • Your field of study:

  • What was the last Math course you took and when?

  • Tell me something unique about you …