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Math -075-57868 - Intermediate Algebra for Statistics - Hasmik Mkrtchyan

Course:Intermediate Algebra for Statistics
Professor:Hasmik Mkrtchyan
Email:hasmik.mkrtchyan@canyons.edu
Format:
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week

Introduction

This course is conducted entirely online, which means you do not have to be on campus to complete any portion of it. You will participate in the course using a COC learning management system called CANVAS. This course require  online synchronous meetings via Confer Zoom (the link will be provided in the Canvas) at 11:00 am. - 01:25 pm. TTh. This course meets online for 16 weeks of instruction during FALL session.

Course Description

This course introduces intermediate algebra topics and the basic elements of exploratory data analysis. 

What to Expect in this Course

You can find the course outline and homework schedule posted on Canvas. The course syllabus has important course policies, procedures, assignments, and due dates which will be available on Canvas. Lectures will be given through synchronous Zoom meetings. I expect your attendance and participation. 

Technology Requirements: 

  • Be sure you have reliable Internet access.
  • In addition, you will need a scientific calculator for some exercises and exams. Your PC may already have one.
  • Assignments will be submitted through Canvas. 
  • Computer access with internet and Chrome as a browser.
  • The computer must have speakers, webcam, and microphone.
  • We will be using StatCrunch as our statistical software.  See https://www.statcrunch.com/help for video help. 
  • Basic or scientific calculator, you may use the calculator on the computer.

Project:

There will be at least one course project for this class. It will be

  • Turned in via Canvas
  • Group/Individual project
  • A PowerPoint project

Types of Assessments

Homework will be assigned in various formats. This may include watching and filling in video notes, worksheets, finishing classwork or anything else your instructor may assign to you. There will be several quizzes, projects, exams and a final. The exams and quizzes will be during class times and proctored through zoom.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

  • Students are going to use Matt Teachout’s math 075 OER book. The book is available on the website www.matt-teachout.org and is free for students . You can access the book under the Int Alg for Stats page. 
  • Canvas:  Our course will be using the Canvas course management system to support our teaching and learning goals starting on the first day of the course.
    • You can access our course on the first day of class at https://coc.instructure.com/login/canvas  using your MyCanyons username as your login.   If you have never used Canvas before, your default password is “students”.  You are automatically added to the course by the school system as long as you are enrolled in the class. 
    • After login, click on Dashboard or Courses to locate our class. Then click on the title of our class.
    • If you haven’t done so already, change your Canvas password.
    • From the left menu bar, click on Account → Settings → Edit
    • From this window, you can also enter an email address and/or text preferences if you would like to receive text messages for assignments, deadlines, and due dates.
    • Then go to Notifications. On this screen, you may edit what you receive from Canvas and the method of contact.
    • Click on Account → Notifications. Under Notification Preferences, you can control the method and way Canvas contacts you with reminders of course deadlines and activity. These can be updated/changed at any time.
    • Please also use the following website at https://www.canyons.edu/academics/onlineeducation/studentsupport/canvasstudentguides.php.  Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues, please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support.   

Other Relevant Course Information

You will need to have computer access with Chrome as a browser. Computer must have speakers, webcam, microphone, and zoom downloaded on your computer to take this class.  Some of the documents in this course will be available to you in PDF form.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer, you can download it by going to http://get.adobe.com/reader/. We will be using StatCrunch as our statistical software.  See https://www.statcrunch.com/help for video help. A scientific calculator is needed for this class. Announcements will be posted in CANVAS on a regular basis. They will appear on your CANVAS dashboard when you log in and/or will be sent to you directly through your preferred method of notification from CANVAS. 


Additional Resources

Canvas

This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: username@my.canyons.edu)
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Library

The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 06/25/2021 Sub#: 311