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Math 140 - Introductory Statistics - Ana Palmer

Course:Introductory Statistics
Professor:Ana Palmer
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Welcome to 100% online Introductory Statistics. I am Professor Palmer, your instructor for this course. In this class you will develop important skills to analyze data for decision making. Those skills will help you make important decision in everyday life. 

Course Description

Math 140 examines statistical methods including exploratory data analysis, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, probability, and computer-based statistical software.

What to Expect in this Course

Our class is a 100% online course, meaning that we have no required Zoom sessions for you to attend.  

Your typical weekly responsibilities are:

  • read assigned modules (like sections within a chapter) and complete online quizzes that frequently check your understanding of the reading
  • watch lecture videos
  • complete assigned homework problems
  • StatCrunch (statistical software) work
  • discussion board postings

Your weekly time commitment for Math 140 is at least 15 hours.

First Day of Class:

Typically on the first day of a face-to-face class, your instructor will say each name on the official roster and mark whether the person is present. 

There will be an assignment due in Canvas on the first day of the semester. This deadline is 24 hours after the class begins. If you do not complete the required assignment due on the first day of the semester or contact the instructor via email to share that you are having issues with accessing Canvas by the required date and time, you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.”

Additionally, if you are not active during the semester for an extended period of time, typically one week, you may be dropped from the course.  

A typical weekly schedule:

Watch lecture videos while taking lesson notes, and complete assignments outlined in that week’s module.

During a week when you have an exam, you should complete the review assignments, review your homework, and then take the real exam.  Your exams will be timed and proctored using an online monitoring program. I will provide more information about that at the beginning of the semester. Your window for taking exams will be at least two days. 

Technology Requirements: 

  • You  will need a 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. You may use the calculator on the computer. 
  • Assignments will be submitted through Canvas. 
  • Computer access with internet and Chrome as a browser. 
  • The computer must have speakers, a webcam, and a microphone.
  • StatCrunch access.


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

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


There will be at least three exams and a cumulative final exam. Exams/Tests will be proctored remotely using an online monitoring program. 

For exams you must have the following:

  • Computer access with internet and Chrome as a browser, and able to enable the online monitoring program.
  • The computer must have speakers, a webcam, and a microphone.
  • StatCrunch access. 
  • Basic or scientific calculator, you may use the calculator on the computer.
  • Devices such as tablets and phones cannot be used to run the online monitoring program and therefore cannot be used for exams.  You will need a desktop or laptop computer with the above technology requirements.
  • A valid photo ID.

Types of Assessments

  • Weekly Canvas assignments
    • Weekly discussion boards
    • Online quizzes
    • Homework assignments
    • Computer lab work using StatCrunch
  • Projects/presentations
  • Exams (proctored via an online monitoring program)
  • Comprehensive final exam (proctored via an online monitoring program)

Textbook Information

The FREE textbook (Concepts of Statistics)  and course materials are in our Canvas Modules.

The required statistical software StatCrunch is approximately $15 for 6-month access.

Since you'll need to be online to access our course materials and statistical software, please be sure you have reliable access to

  • a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone or headset and stable internet service.  Relying only on a tablet and/or smartphone for this class will not work.
  • Microsoft Office programs, available in MyCanyons
  • webcam or smartphone with a camera (recommended)

Other Relevant Course Information

If our class has a waitlist, please continue to monitor your waitlist position.  Until the week prior to the start of the semester, if space becomes available, you may not need an add code since our system tends to automatically add students. If the course has available space during the first week of the semester, I will contact students from the official waitlist in the given order.  If I contact you to offer you a space, you will then have 24 hours to respond and will need to add and pay for the class immediately since it may take up to 48 hours for you to appear in and have access to our Canvas course. 

For any additional questions, please contact me at


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: 02/25/2024 Sub#: 1674