Quiz #3: Take-home quiz due Sunday

Quiz #3 is a take-home quiz due Sunday; I uploaded the pdf to Files yesterday, and also discussed it during yesterday’s Blackboard Collaborate class session.

It could be useful to review yesterday’s Blackboard Collaborate recording and/or Exam #1, since the quiz is about the probability experiment of flipping a coin 4 times in a row. During the Blackboard class session we discussed the similar experiment of flipping a coin 3 times in a row. There was also an exercise about it on Exam #1.

As I discussed, if you have access to a printer you can print out the quiz and write your solutions on that. Alternatively, you can write your solutions on separate pieces of paper. You don’t have to rewrite the statements of the exercises, but please number your solutions and write them in order (i.e., from #1 – #5).

After you have completed writing out your solutions:

  • scan your solutions to a pdf file using your phone or a tablet
    • there are a number of free apps that will allow you to scan to a pdf, such Adobe Scan or Genius Scan (those two plus a few others are discussed in this tech review)
    • if you have the Google Drive app on your phone, you can use that to scan to a pdf that will be uploaded to your Google Drive
  • upload the pdf to Blackboard: I have created a Blackboard Assignment for this quiz where you can submit your pdf
    • go to the “Content” section to find the assignment and submit by attaching your pdf.

Email me if you have any questions! I will also have office hours tomorrow via Blackboard Collaborate if you have questions.

Quiz #1: Take-home quiz

Quiz #1 is a take-home quiz which was handed out in class today (if you weren’t in class, or need to print out another copy, you can find the pdf of the quiz under Files.)

Additionally, the dataset for the quiz can be accessed at


The quiz is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday Feb 19 (which is our next class meeting, since the college is closed on Wed Feb 12 and Mon Feb 17).

The quiz is mainly a review of the basic statistics, graphs and spreadsheet commands we have covered so far. Reviewing the spreadsheets we worked on in class may be helpful.


First OpenLab Assignment – Introduce Yourself

Your first OpenLab assignments are to

  1. join the course group, and
  2. introduce yourself to your classmates (see below).

This assignment is due Monday, February 3.  Each of these assignment will earn you one point towards the participation component of your course grade. Late submissions will receive partial credit.

Assignment. Write a comment in reply to this post (scroll to the bottom to find the “Leave a Reply” box–if you’re viewing this from the site’s homepage, you will need to click on the post’s title above, or click on the Comments link to the left):

In a brief paragraph (3-5 sentences), introduce yourself in whatever way you wish (what do you want your classmates to know about you?  Some ideas: where you’re from, where you live now, your major, your interests outside of school, etc.)