Math 140 - Introductory Statistics - Ciro Ramirez
My name is Ciro Ramirez and I will be the instructor for Math 140 section 57949 for Fall 2021. The course will be taught online through the use of Canvas and Zoom. You must attend live at the time specified for our class. You will not need to use your camera for most of the semester, though you may have to occasionally use one for a project or two. Although you are not required to have a mic on at all times, it is recommended that you be ready with a mic to help with interactions between yourself and your instructor/other students.
In this course we will cover the basics of statistical analysis: defining the goals of a study (what is the population, what is your variable), collecting data (sampling techniques, types of studies), summarizing data (numerical and graphical summaries), processing data using mathematical and probabilistic methods (general probability and sampling distributions), and using inference to come to conclusions based on that data (confidence interval and hypothesis testing).
What to Expect in this Course
All of our work will be organized on Canvas, so please make sure to check the page and any announcements frequently. Lectures will be given via zoom, and we may have some in class activities. Each week you will be assigned homework via a platform known as WebAssign, in addition to a few other assignments tailored by me for the course. To work on these assignments and our in class activities, you will need to have access to a scientific calculator, WebAssign, and a statistics applet known as Statcrunch.
There will be short quizzes most weeks, in addition to 3-4 exams, and the final exam. For these, you will be using Canvas to access the quiz/exam, and Statcrunch and a calculator to help work on problems. No other tools are allowed unless otherwise stated. Exams will be open for a few hours on exam days, and we may or may not meet on those exam days, leaving time open for the exams.
There will be at least one group project that counts toward your final grade. This project usually involves collecting data and analyzing it using the techniques we learn in class.
Types of Assessments
Most weeks will have a homework set.
Most weeks will have a short quiz.
Three to four exams (depending on how our schedule pans out).
One group project
One final exam
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Our textbook is an E-book that can be accessed once you have acquired a WebAssign account and have been added to the course.
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:
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Last updated: 08/16/2021 Sub#: 526