During the spring semester (January - May, 2003), Sister Barbara Reynolds is teaching:
Basic statistical methods will be discussed and practiced. Topics include displaying and describing distributions, measures of center and spread, correlation and linear regression, sampling and sampling distributions, the Normal distribution and the Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals for proportions and means, testing hypotheses for proportions and means, and comparing two proportions and two means.
This Seminar is a culminating experience for majors in Mathematics and Computer Studies who are near the end of their program of studies. A faculty member acting as a facilitator provides some problems as stimulus for class discussion and a partial list of topics to be covered on the exam. However, students are expected to play a major role in planning and carrying out activities to meet the course objectives.
During the fall semester (September - December, 2002), Sister Barbara Reynolds taught:
Mathematical modeling is a mathematical tool for solving real world problems. In this course, students study a problem-solving process. They learn how to identify a problem, construct or select appropriate models, figure out what data needs to be collected, test the validity of a model, calculate solutions and implement the model. Emphasis lies on model construction in order to promote student creativity and demonstrate the link between theoretical mathematics and real world applications.