# MATH 1401: Elementary Statistics (Minitab and Excel)

## Discussion One

Discussion #1— Students are asked to answer the following questions:  what techniques have you found successful in learning the statistics vocabulary and other introductory content?  With what have you struggled---time management, learning/applying vocabulary, or other content issues?    Additionally, students must reply to at least two classmates’ initial posts.

## Discussion Two

Discussion #2---Students are asked to answer the following questions:  As the course introduces concepts you may not have seen before, consider how has this course is different from other Math courses you have taken in high school or college? Have you developed new ways to understand the concepts?  Additionally, students must reply to at least two classmates’ initial posts.

## Discussion Three

Discussion #3—Students are asked to answer the following:  the topic of Hypothesis Testing, is often a challenging, yet important, concepts in Statistics.  Hypothesis Testing is the ultimate procedure used to verify your proposed answer to a research question, much like an experiment in a Chemistry class.   Using the problem assigned based on the first letter of your last name, demonstrate how you would dissect the problem.   What roadblocks or issues do you encounter?   Think about which test you should conduct, the necessary information, stating the hypothesis, making a decision, and the final conclusion.   Additionally, students must reply to at least two classmates’ initial posts.

## Discussion Four

Discussion #4—Students are asked to answer the following:  You are in the home stretch of the course, please reflect on and describe what strategies or activities have helped you learn the vocabulary, concepts, and/or procedures.   What would you do differently? Additionally, students must reply to at least two classmates’ initial posts.