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Math 140 - Introductory Statistics - Beverly Gunderson

Course:Introductory Statistics
Professor:Beverly Gunderson
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to your remote/ distance Math 140 course at College of the Canyons! My name is Beverly Gunderson and I will be your instructor for this course. Below is some information to help you prepare.  I will be here every step of the way so no need to worry if you are feeling lost or a bit nervous, just ask if you any questions. ? 

Course Description

Math 140 examines statistical methods including collecting data, bias, experimental design, exploratory 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.  

What to Expect in this Course

First Day of Class:

There will be a few tasks due on the first day of the semester.   This deadline is 24 hours after the class begins. If you do not do the required tasks due on the first day of the semester or contact the instructor via email by the deadline, you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.”

If you are not active during the semester for an extended period of time, typically one week but can vary depending on the length of the course, you may be dropped from the course. This will be checked randomly throughout class time by using chat or some participation methods.

A typical weekly schedule:

Attend zoom lectures while taking lesson notes, complete assignments for that lesson through MyMathLab outlined in our tentative schedule. Expect to spend some time working in breakout rooms when time permits.

During a week when you have an exam, you should review assignments, review your homework in preparation for your exam.  Your exam will be timed and taken during class on zoom and MyMathLab. 

Time Commitment:

Every student is expected to make a serious time commitment for this course every week.  Since the lectures will be during the class time you need to ensure that you have no conflicts during that time with other commitments. You should set aside time for learning the material and doing homework (individually or in online study groups).  Homework will be assigned weekly via MyMathLab and you will have at least one week to complete it.  

Technology Requirements: 

  • Be sure you have reliable Internet access as you will spend a lot of time in MyMathLab, Statcrunch and Zoom.
  • In addition, you will need a scientific calculator for some exercises and exams. You do not need a stronger calculator since statcrunch (within MML) will be used for a lot of our statistical computations. Your PC may already have one but having a handheld one will make things easier. I use for this class.

Types of Assessments


Homework will be assigned weekly via MyMathLab and you will have at least one week to complete it.  


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, plus a cumulative final exam. Exams/Tests will be done throughout MyMathLab and Zoom. 

Textbook Information

Introductory Statistics: Exploring the World Through Data by Gould (3rd edition) (e-book with MyStatLab, purchased at Bookstore) Statcrunch included in the MyMathLab

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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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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Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 06/16/2021 Sub#: 287