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Math-140 - Introductory Statistics - Jason Moss

Course:Introductory Statistics
Professor:Jason Moss
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


I grew up in the Los Angeles area.  Both parents taught school.  While growing up, our family had many family discussions about students’ difficulties in math and science.  Those discussions led me to become a mathematics tutor and later to want to teach mathematics. 

In all my classes, I have worked with students having a variety of different learning styles.  Several students have had documented learning disabilities which can pose a challenge as to how to best engage them.  Techniques I utilize include whole-class discussion and group work (both with mixed ability and non-mixed ability students).   I teach using a combination of lecture and inquiry-based active learning through activities.   Along with student feedback, I track students’ progress using statistical tools to help me improve my teaching.  This past August 2020, I became fully certified to teach courses online/distance education.

Course Description

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. This should serve as your terminal (last) mathematics course.

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

Since this is an 8-week course, the pace will be fast.  I anticipate exams every other week (three exams plus a final exam).  There will also be a course project, as well as some written assignments.  For technology you will mainly need Internet access.

Types of Assessments

Exams, Project, Written assignments (Affective Domains)

Textbook Information

The textbook (and other material) I plan to use is by COC instructor Matt Teachout, found at his website:


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Last updated: 06/02/2021 Sub#: 150