MATH-140 - Introductory Statistics - Greg Mucha
Welcome to MATH-140 Introductory Statistics. This is a 4-unit course in transfer-level mathematics, designed especially for students whose academic program does not require calculus.
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
Each class meeting will have live online instruction via ZOOM. Prior to each class meeting, you will be expected to read the required material from the textbook and watch any included videos. After the live online instruction, a written problem-solving activity will be assigned for submission via Canvas. Solutions to the activities will be available for you to check your work after your submission.
Four online, proctored exams will be scheduled throughout the course. These exams will have a time limit and must be taken during our scheduled class meeting.
Near the end of the course, teams of three or four students will be assigned a course project. The project requires data collection, statistical analysis, and a written report.
A cumulative final will be given on the last day of the course. As with the other exams, the final will be online, proctored, have a time limit, and must be taken during our scheduled class meeting.
You are expected to make a serious time commitment for this course. You should set aside time outside the scheduled class meeting for learning the material, completing written activities, and preparing for exams.
You are responsible for being prepared with the following computer hardware and software for the first day of class:
- A desktop or laptop computer (although a tablet or cellphone may work, some of the software we use performs better on a desktop or laptop)
- A reliable internet connection
- A webcam, microphone, and speakers
- Google Chrome web browser
- The Proctorio extension for Google Chrome (a free add-on used to proctor online exams)
- A Google account (for access to Google Docs and Google Drive)
- Access to StatCrunch, (our web-based statistical analysis software available for $14.99 for six-month access)
- Access to ZOOM (for live online instruction)
Types of Assessments
Your performance in this course will be evaluated using written problem-solving activities (10%), four periodic exams (60%), a team project (10%), and a cumulative final (20%).
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Concepts in Statistics (a free e-book integrated into our Canvas pages).
Other Relevant Course Information
You must login to Canvas and join the live ZOOM meeting on the first scheduled class meeting, or you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.” If you are having issues accessing Canvas, contact me immediately via email.
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:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 06/22/2022 Sub#: 1418