Fall 2015




Instructors:  Asal Aslemand and Mahinda Samarakoon

(Note: Depending on e-mail volume, I might not be able to reply to every email received)

Office: IC 442


Extra Office hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-3pm (in room IC404)





LEC01: Tue, Fri 12-1pm in IC130

LEC02: Tue, Thu 10-11 am in IC130 (Note: This section is intended for students from Social Sciences. In this section, we discuss the same topics as in other sections but application-based illustrative examples will be selected from applications related to social sciences.)





Course outline

My homepage

Old course web pages (contains extra resources: past tests/exams & useful FAQ)


August 2015 Final exam




Got a question?  Read the FAQ (prepared by Dr Ken Butler) here first.


Statistical Tables


An extended binomial table



Suggested questions


Some students use the old edition of the textbook. This link gives suggested questions based from the old edition and is intended for those students only.


The textbook doesn’t have many questions on the binomial distribution. I collected these three questions from our old final exams.


How to calculate binomial probabilities using StatCrunch


How to calculate binomial probabilities using Microsoft Excel






Communicating devices


The students are allowed to use the textbook/class notes and a calculator during the quizzes. However communicating devices such as cell phones, iPads, laptops are not allowed.

This means phone calculators, notes in iPads, laptops are not allowed during quizzes/test/exam.



Some useful links

Where are my lectures and tutorials?

Registrar's office (for exam schedule)

CMS Department

UTSC webpage

University of Toronto Homepage

English Language Development Centre, Centre for Teaching and Learning







Some useful notes from lectures

(Note: These are not complete notes. The textbook serves as a complete set of notes)

Week 1



Notes for LEC02





Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you have a disability/health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the AccessAbility Services Office as soon as possible. I will work with you and AccessAbility Services to ensure you can achieve your learning goals in this course. Enquiries are confidential. The UTSC AccessAbility Services staff (located in S302) are available by appointment to assess specific needs, provide referrals and arrange appropriate accommodations (416) 287-7560 or





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IN PAPERS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Using someone else's ideas or words without appropriate acknowledgement. Submitting your own work in more than one course without the permission of the instructor. Making up sources or facts. Obtaining or providing unauthorized assistance on any assignment.


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