TEST AND EXAM INFO
The test (50 min, in class, worth 30%) will be held on Wednesday, October 27th. The test will start at 7pm, and will be followed by a 2 hour lecture. The test will be closed-book, no aid sheets allowed. The final (3 hours, worth 55%) will be scheduled by the Registrar and held during the regular exam period. There will be an aid sheet allowed (size TBA). Please check the course policies for further information.
Final ExamThe final exam has now been scheduled by the Registrar's office. Please check the schedule here for date/time/location. Please note that travel plans are not a valid reason to miss the exam.
- Please familiarize yourself with York's policy on final exams. In particular, note Senate Policy 2.18.
- You will need to bring proper ID with you to the final exam.
- Cell phones must be turned off during the exam. If your cell phone is broken, and can't be turned off, then you shouldn't bring it with you.
- Calculators are allowed during the exam. However, it must be a proper calculator - eg. no iphones etc.
- Aid sheet: You will be allowed one 8.5"x11" two-sided aid sheet. It must be hand-written, no photocopies!
- Extra help: I will have additional office hours on Monday, December 20th from 2-4pm and Tuesday, December 21st from 3-5pm. Also, the stats aid center will be open during the exam period - same hours as always.
- Coverage: The test coverage will be cumulative.
- We have covered chapters 1-3, 4 (excluding hypergeometric but including the geometric), 5 (without the continuity correction), 6, 7 (excluding 7.2 and 7.7), 8 (excluding 8.8), 9, 10 (excluding 10.6-10.7), 12.1-12.5.
- Exam format: The exam has now been set. It is made up of 11 questions, worth a total of 100 points. Two questions are smaller - ie. worth only 6 marks. The rest of the questions are worth 9-10 marks.
- Old exams: Old exams are available for purchase from Club Inifinty.
- Old exam from 2006. From looking at this exam I feel that the course was much much different in 2006 than what it is today, so I doubt that you should use this exam as a template for what you will actually see in December. However, I will pick a few of these questions to do next week as a "review" of some of the material - assuming that we have time.
- Some more practice problems are available here. These were given to me by the day section's instructor as a good example of the types of questions that have appeared on the final in the past few years.
- How to study? I keep on getting asked this question. The short answer is "I don't know - it depends on you." You are required to know all of the material covered in the course: lectures, homework, assignments. The sample questions above should give you a decent indication of what's been done in recent years. Be prepared to apply your knowledge!
MidtermThe midterm will take place on Wednesday, October 27th.
- The test is 50 minutes long and will start at 7pm. If you arrive late, you will NOT be given extra time. In fact, you should arrive early so that you can find a proper seat and get yourself all set up.
- Following the test we will have a break and then a shorter lecture. Alas, this is the fate of evening courses.
- The test is closed-book, no aid sheets allowed.
- You are allowed a calculator of your choice, except for iPhones and the like.
- Aside from your calculator, you should have with you your writing utensils, and perhaps a water/coffee/juice/gatorade... All other items must be put away in your bag, and the bag must be CLOSED. In particular, no cell phones will be allowed (even if this is your "watch"). Cell phones must be turned off and put away during the test.
- A sign in sheet will be passed around during the test. Make sure that you sign in!
- The coverage for the test will be everything we've done up to and including the October 20 lectures. This is Chapter 1-5, excluding the hypergeometric but including the geometric random variable.
- Here are some practice questions from old midterms. No solutions will be provided. If I have time, I will post just the answers to the bigger math questions.
- I will have EXTRA OFFICE HOURS on Tuesday, October 26th, from 5-6pm. The office hours will be held in my office, but if there's a large number of people we may move down the hall to N638. Matt will have his tutorial on Wednesday from 6-7pm as usual.
- The test (in its current form) has 5 questions on it, each has parts. Each question is *roughly* comparable to one of the practice questions in length. One of the questions is TRUE/FALSE, and 4 are short answer. All have parts.
- Some advice: You have roughly 10 minutes per question, so spend your time wisely - don't get stuck on a question. If you don't know how to do something, move on and come back to it later if you have time. For the T/F questions you do not need to show any work. For the short answer, you should need to your work. If a question asks you for a short answer (eg. describe this histogram), you may use point form to answer it (eg. symmetric, unimodal, no outliers) - this can be a big time-saver.
- The way I write tests, sometimes the weight of a question is not necessarily proportional to its difficulty. Keep that in mind when you're writing the test.
- SOLUTIONS: [Nov.3][Oct.27]
- REGRADING: Please submit any re-grading requests to the assignment box by Nov.24th. Simply staple an explanation of what you would like re-graded and why. Please check course policies for re-grading of material.