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June 17, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Math 11 Course Grades
Date: June 17, 2013 3:21:11 PM PDT

Dear Class,
 
Your final exam grades and letter grades (for both Math 11 and Math 11L) have been posted to Ted.  
The solutions to the midterm exams and the final exam have been posted to our class webpage, under 
"Exams".  If you want to pick up your final exams, you will need to make an appointment with your TA.  
Since the quarter is officially over, however, and your TA may not be around campus during the summer, 
you might have to wait until next Fall to make an appointment.
 
Thank you all for a great quarter!
 
Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

June 11, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Homework 10
Date: June 11, 2013 1:11:54 PM PDT

Dear class,
 
I am not sure that everyone has noticed this, so I felt I should email you all to make sure you were 
aware that you have unlimited attempts to do each problem in Homework 10.  I enabled this feature for
the simple reason that I want to make sure everyone gets a perfect score on this assignment.
 
Also, in case anybody is wondering, the final online homework score will be obtained by adding 
together the points from each assignment. Each question is worth one point.  In the end, I will add 
together all the points and take it out of the total number of points possible, which is 144. (There 
are 139 problems and 5 points from the Textbook and Homework Survey.)
 
Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

June 5, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: CAPE Over 70%
Date: June 5, 2013 6:26:31 AM PDT

Dear Class,
 
As of 6:00 am on Wednesday morning, the CAPE response rate is 70.4%! That means that we will drop the 
lowest handwritten homework score. Good job, everyone.
 
Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

June 3, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Math 11 Final Week Announcements
Date: June 3, 2013 5:49:16 PM PDT

Dear Class,
 
I have several announcements to make:
 
1.  In class today, I left out an important word in the statement of Question 1.  It should have read: 
"Do **taller** fathers tend to have taller sons?"
 
2. In the SE computations we saw at the end of class (for the SE of the fit and the SE of the prediction),
the ("x-star" - "x-bar") term should be squared. As we mentioned in class, we want all of the terms to be
positive.
 
3. There are 22 students who have not yet completed the "Homework and Textbook Survey" in Ted.  It is
worth 5 online homework points and is due this Friday!
 
4. The current CAPE response rate is 61.6%. If you get it above 70% by Friday, I will drop the lowest 
handwritten (i.e. paper and pencil) homework score. You can check the response rate here: 
http://www.cape.ucsd.edu/responses/current.aspx
 
5. The final exam is Friday, June 14 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm in CENTR 109 (our usual lecture hall). Information 
about the final exam can be found here: http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/exams.html
 
Also on that website (at the bottom), you can find solutions to both of our midterms.
 
6. We will be checking IDs during the final exam.  Make sure you bring your student ID!
 
Good luck!
 
Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

May 29, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: CAPEs
Date: May 29, 2013 5:34:56 PM PDT

Dear class,
As you know, the CAPE evaluations are underway.  In order to encourage participation in the CAPE 
process, I will make the following offer: If the CAPE response rate gets to 70% (or above), then 
I will drop the lowest handwritten homework assignment.  You can check the current CAPE response 
rate here: http://www.cape.ucsd.edu/responses/current.aspx

Good luck!

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

May 29, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: My Office Hours
Date: May 29, 2013 8:08:01 AM PDT

Hi everyone,

I have posted my office hours for the next two weeks (that is, Week 10 and Final Exams Week):
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/office_hours.html

Please note that I have slightly different office hours next week. I have a faculty meeting on 
Tuesday at 2:30, so I changed my office hours to 12-2.

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

May 28, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Homework and Textbook Survey
Date: May 28, 2013 9:23:20 AM PDT

Dear class,

A new survey has been posted to Content in Ted: "Homework and Textbook Survey".  This is an anonymous 
survey, but it is also an assignment.  There are no right or wrong answers, but you will receive 5 
points to your online homework grade for completing the survey.  I can see who completed the survey, 
but I cannot see who responded in what way. In order to receive the 5 points, you must complete the 
survey before the last day of classes on June 7th.  These are not bonus points.  This is an assignment, 
so failure to complete it will result in a loss of 5 points!

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

May 21, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: t-Test Example: Wells in Texas
Date: May 21, 2013 8:25:34 AM PDT

Dear class,

I have posted a write-up of the t-test example we saw in class on Monday, May 20.  It includes an 
explanation of how to compute the P-value for a t-test using WolframAlpha. Please see the "Content" 
section in Ted for the PDF of the example.

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

April 29, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Math 11 Exam 1 Solutions
Date: April 29, 2013 4:59:50 PM PDT

Dear class,

I forgot to mention it in class today, but I have posted solutions to Midterm 1 online.  In an effort 
to entice people to use Piazza, I have posted the solutions there.  The web address is:
https://piazza.com/class#spring2013/math11/11

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers	

April 24, 2013

Subject: MATH11_SP13_Bowers: Lost and Found
Date: April 24, 2013 3:32:37 PM PDT

Dear Class,

Did any of you leave something valuable and shiny (i.e. electronic) in class today?  If you did, then 
please contact me.

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers

April 8, 2013

Subject: Math 11 Homework
Date: April 8, 2013 5:26:24 PM PDT

Dear Math 11 Class,

This is a reminder that your first homework assignment is due on Wednesday.  This is true for both the online
homework and the handwritten homework.	When I last checked, only 108 students had registered for the online
homework.  This leaves 31 students who have not yet registered.  The online homework is worth 10% of your
final grade and there are actually *three* online assignments due Wednesday.  In addition to the Homework 1
exercises, there is also an assignment designed to teach you how to use the system (Homework Zero) and
another assignment based on the syllabus (the Syllabus Quiz).  These two assignments should not be difficult
or time consuming, but they must be done before the deadline on Wednesday.

If you have not yet registered because you have not yet acquired the textbook, or are unsure if you want to
remain in the class, you can register for a free 17 day trial.	If you click on this link, it will take you
to the webpage for registering for MyStatLab:
http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/students/

There are several options listed.  Please notice that one of those options is "Registering with Temporary
Access".

If you would like to see the list of handwritten problems to turn in (there are only five on this
assignment!), please click here:
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/homework.html

Sincerely,
Adam Bowers

April 2, 2013

Subject: Math 11 Webpage
Date: April 2, 2013 10:41:03 AM PDT

Dear Class,

In case you do not yet have the URL for the course web site, here it is:
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/index.html

It has all of the information you need about our class, including the syllabus, course calendar, and all of
the assignments and due dates (including the lab assignments).

I neglected to mention in class that we have a Math 11 Piazza page.  Piazza is an online discussion forum
that allows us to type using mathematical symbols.  It is through Piazza that you should contact me when you
have questions about the class.  You can post private messages to me or post questions to the entire class
(anonymously, if you wish).  To sign up for the Math 11 Piazza page, click here:
piazza.com/ucsd/spring2013/math11

You can also follow me on twitter (@DocBowers) for course announcements.

Sincerely,
@DocBowers

March 26, 2013

Subject: Spring Quarter: Math 11
Date: March 26, 2013 4:14:24 PM PDT

Dear students,

If you are receiving this email, it is because you are registered for Math 11 / Math 11L for Spring Quarter. 
There are a few things that you should know before the quarter starts, and so I am sending you this email. 
(Much of this is a repeat of an earlier email that was sent out March 12.)

***Class website

Everything you need to know about the course can be found on the class website:
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/index.html

***Enrollment Requirement

Please be aware that Math 11 and Math 11L are co-requisites.  In order to pass Math 11 or Math 11L, you must
be enrolled in both. (If you have already passed one component of Math 11 in a previous year, then you do not
need to retake that component.	Contact me by email, if you have not already, to make sure I know about your
circumstances.)

***Textbook Requirements

The required textbook for the course is "Stats: Data and Models" (3rd edition) by De Veaux, Velleman, and
Bock. The bookstore will be selling both ordinary hardback copies of the textbook and binder-ready copies,
which will be available at a lower price. Either version will be fine. If you prefer to have only electronic
access to the textbook, that is also possible. (Read the next paragraph to see how.)

All versions of the book sold in the bookstore come bundled with MyStatLab. This is required for the course,
since we will be using it to complete online homework assignments. **Electronic access to the textbook comes
with MyStatLab, so you can register for MyStatLab without buying the book if you want electronic access to
the book only.** To register, go to MyStatLab and register using the course ID bowers86051.

Click here for a handout on how to register for MyStatLab:
http://math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/downloads/Registration_bowers86051.pdf 
(You must use your UCSD email in order to receive credit for the online homework.)

***MINITAB

All Math 11 students are required to enroll in the computer lab course Math 11L. The bookstore gives you the
option of purchasing the textbook bundled with the student version of MINITAB, which is the statistical
software that we will use for Math 11L. You are not required to purchase the software. However, you are
strongly encouraged to purchase the software as long as you have a computer that runs Windows. The Math 11L
assignments are substantial, and you will most likely find it very convenient to have access to the software
at home. Unfortunately, MINITAB does not run on Macintosh computers.

If you are unable to purchase the student version of MINITAB from the bookstore, then you have other options:
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/labs.html#access

I look forward to seeing you next week!

Sincerely,
Doc Bowers
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March 12, 2013

Subject: Spring Quarter: Math 11
Date: March 12, 2013 8:40:58 PM PDT

Dear students,

If you are receiving this email, it is because you are registered for Math 11 / Math 11L for Spring Quarter. 
There are a few things that you should know before the quarter starts, and so I am sending you this email. 
These announcements are taken from the course web page, which can be found here:
http://math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/index.html  (The course web page is mostly completed, although there are
some things that are still under construction.)

***Enrollment Requirement

Please be aware that Math 11 and Math 11L are co-requisites.  In order to pass Math 11 or Math 11L, you must
be enrolled in both.

***Textbook Requirements

The required textbook for the course is "Stats: Data and Models" (3rd edition) by De Veaux, Velleman, and
Bock. The bookstore will be selling both ordinary hardback copies of the textbook and binder-ready copies,
which will be available at a lower price. Either version will be fine.

All versions of the book (in the bookstore) come bundled with MyStatLab. This is required for the course,
since we will be using it to complete online homework assignments. **Electronic access to the textbook comes
with MyStatLab, so you can register for MyStatLab without buying the book if you want electronic access to
the book only.** To register, go to MyStatLab and register using the course ID bowers86051.

Click here for a handout on how to register for MyStatLab:
http://math.ucsd.edu/~abowers/11/downloads/Registration_bowers86051.pdf 
(You must use your UCSD email in order to receive credit for the online homework.)

***MINITAB

All Math 11 students are required to enroll in the computer lab course Math 11L. The bookstore gives you the
option of purchasing the textbook bundled with the student version of MINITAB, which is the statistical
software that we will use for Math 11L. You are not required to purchase the software. However, you are
strongly encouraged to purchase the software as long as you have a computer that runs Windows. The Math 11L
assignments are substantial, and you will most likely find it very convenient to have access to the software
at home. Unfortunately, MINITAB does not run on Macintosh computers.

If you are unable to purchase the student version of MINITAB from the bookstore, then you will also have the
option of doing your computer work from the ACMS labs. MINITAB will be installed in the three computer labs
in the basement of Applied Physics and Mathematics (AP&M).
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