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Math 90 - Support for Statistics - Beverly Gunderson

Course:Support for Statistics
Professor:Beverly Gunderson
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to our online version of Math 090: SUPPORT FOR STATISTICS. My name is Beverly Gunderson, and I will be your instructor for this course. This orientation letter will provide you with helpful information as you prepare for our class.  You should also be enrolled in the linked Math 140 course specific to this course.  

Course Description

Math 090 supports mathematical concepts and exploratory data analysis skills that are helpful in Introductory Statistics. Units do not apply to the associate degree. 

What to Expect in this Course

First Day of Class:

There will be a synchronous meeting on the first day of class.  This will be an orientation to the course and set you up for success for the rest of the semester.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must contact me by email to make other arrangements to make up that meeting.  You must be contact me at least 24 hours before the class session.   

Typically on the first day your instructor will say each name on the official roster and mark whether the person is present.  For the 16 week term, this deadline is 48 hours after the class begins to contact me if you did not make it to the first day of class. Please consult the Academic Calendar for official term dates. 

If you do not log in to Canvas and do the required assignments due in the first day of the semester or contact the instructor via email to share that you’re having issues with accessing Canvas by the required date and time, you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.”

If you are not active during the semester for longer than one week, you may be dropped from the course.  Please make sure that you are staying on top of all Canvas assignments as there will be no makeup assignments for any reason.

A typical weekly schedule:

Review the lessons covered in M140 class and further investigate these concepts by using activities, projects and/or homework assigned in your Introductory Statistics course.

Quizzes will be given at the end of each chapter. You should review your activities and homework before you take the quiz. Quizzes will be done in class using zoom and MyMathLab or Canvas 


Time Commitment:

Every student is expected to make a serious time commitment for this course every week.  You should set aside time for watching past lectures, completing assignments, and many additional hours for learning the material and doing homework (individually or in online study groups).  Homework will be assigned weekly and you will have at least one week to complete the week's module.  

Technology Requirements: 

  • Be sure you have reliable Internet access as you will spend a lot of time in Canvas.
  • In addition, you will need a scientific calculator for some exercises and exams. Your phone and PC may already have one.
  • Assignments will be submitted through Canvas or MyMathLab
  • The computer must have StatCrunch access
  • Basic or Scientific Calculator, may use calculator on computer

Types of Assessments


Activities will be done in class and completed outside of class if necessary.


Projects will be assigned in M140 and we will spend time in this course further discussing the topics and expectations of the projects


Assigned in M140. We will go over problems in the homework if time premits to support technology understanding


There could be as much as 12 quizzes throughout the semester. Quizzes will be done in class using zoom and MyMathLab or Canvas 

Textbook Information

No additional requirements from those required in M140.

Other Relevant Course Information

Please contact me at if you want to add the class after the semester has begun or if you have any other questions/concerns. If you are waitlisted at the beginning of the semester, I will contact you when/if you can be added to my roster. You will be given 24 hours to respond with your interest, and then you will be given an add code. Please know that failure to respond will mean that you are forfeiting your spot in the course.  Your spot will be given to another student on the waitlist, and you will lose your priority as a waitlisted student. After you add the class, it could take up to 24 hours to get into the canvas course (I do not have control over that), so be sure to add as soon as I give you the add code.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • 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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Last updated: 06/16/2021 Sub#: 288