Math- 140-64400 - Introduction to Statistics - Lusine Tadevosyan
|Course:||Introduction to Statistics|
Welcome to my Intro Stat course and I will be your instructor for Introductory Statistics with Support. Thank you for considering me to guide you on this 16-week journey and show you why learning statistics is critical for your everyday life. This class will be conducted via Canvas/Zoom during the class scheduled times. We will have lectures, discussions, and class-works during these mandatory synchronous meetings. You must attend the first class meeting otherwise, you will be dropped unless I receive a notification in advance with a valid reason. No lecture recording will be available. However, the lecture handouts, class notes, and solutions to the assignments will be posted on Canvas. In addition, you can watch videos related to each topic at http://www.matt-teachout.org/statistics.html.
In our class, you will develop invaluable skills to analyze data for decision-making. My hope is that you will be able to apply these skills as you make important decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
For those who are quickly browsing through letters, here's a brief summary:
- You'll need reliable access to a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and stable internet service. It would also be very helpful to have either a webcam or smartphone with a camera. Relying only on a tablet and/or smartphone for this class will not work.
- The textbook is free and available online at http://www.matt-teachout.org/statistics.html.
- The required software StatCrunch costs about $15.00 (as of 06/11/22)
- Yes, it's a lot of work. Yes, you need to write. Yes, you will need to connect with other students, but don't let this scare you away. The expectation is that we will help and support each other to succeed by the end of the semester.
- If you haven't taken a math class in a long time or don't feel like you're good in math, you're in the right place.
For those who need more information, this orientation letter will provide you with details about course content, required materials, and other helpful information as you prepare for our class.
Before our class officially begins, I will email registered students with updated information and more details about our course(s).
If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your emails will be answered within 24 hours excluding the weekends and holidays.
Math 140 examines statistical methods including collecting data, bias, experimental design, categorical and quantitative data analysis, regression, probability, sampling and theoretical distributions, population estimations, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, categorical and quantitative association tests, and how to use computer-based statistical software. There are many jobs available in this field including data analyst, data scientist, and statistician.
What to Expect in this Course
We will have online class meetings using Zoom (or another web conferencing platform, if needed) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:35 pm to 10:00 pm with one 10-minute break. The goal of our weekly meetings is to use our time together to accomplish tasks that may be more difficult to complete on your own. Of primary importance is to build and strengthen our class community. Learning can be more enjoyable and efficient when we learn together!
Our online class meetings generally include time for lectures, Q&A (question and answer), and small group and class discussions to learn and deepen your understanding of course content. Students will also deliver assignments like projects, presentations, and exams during these meetings. Thus, your attendance is very important for your successful completion of the course(s).
Your typical weekly responsibilities are:
- read 2 to 3 modules (like sections within a chapter) and complete online quizzes that frequently check your understanding of the reading
- answer questions with short essay responses (generally 1 to 2 pages)
- StatCrunch (statistical software) work
- discussion board postings
- additional online work (about 2.5 hours per week), which may include viewing course content videos
Your weekly time commitment for Math 140 is at least 15 hours, which includes our class meetings.
Types of Assessments
Weekly Canvas assignments (including, but not limited to quizzes, writing assignments, discussion boards, computer lab work using StatCrunch), projects & presentations, exams, and a comprehensive final
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The textbook is free: We will be using the free textbook “Introduction to Statistics for Community College Students (1st edition) by Matt Teachout. The textbook Sections and Textbook Problems may be found in the “Modules” and “Assignments” menus in Canvas and at Mr. Teachout’s Website: matt-teachout.org (Links to an external site.). You do NOT need to purchase anything at the COC bookstore.
Other Relevant Course Information
Students wishing to add the class must contact the instructor directly via email. Add codes will be provided on the first day the course meets, provided that space is available. Students will also be required to log in to Canvas the first day the class meets to complete the first day's material. Failure to do so may result in being dropped from the course.
More detailed information will be provided on the syllabus.
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 08/18/2022 Sub#: 1448