• Mathematics 140 – # 61242 - Introductory Statistics - Siranush Grigoryan
Welcome to our Remote version of Math 140: Introductory Statistics. My name is Siranush Grigoryan, and I will be your instructor for this course. This orientation letter will provide you with helpful information as you prepare for our class.
There will be both synchronous meetings for this course, Synchronous ZOOM meetings during scheduled class days/hours. TuTh 5:00 pm - 7:25 pm.
What to Expect in this 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.
We have a lot of material to cover and understand, so regular attendance via ZOOM is crucial to your success in the class. Please join on time and stay for the duration of the live class session via ZOOM.
If you do not log in to Canvas and do the required assignments due in the first week of the semester or contact the instructor via email to share that you’re having issues with accessing Canvas by the required date and time, you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.” If you are not active during the semester for longer than one week, you may be dropped from the course. However, it is your responsibility to officially drop the course.
If you are not active during the semester for longer than one week, you may be dropped from the course. Please make sure that you are staying on top of all Canvas assignments as there will be no makeup assignments for any reason.
Types of Assessments
1.Online Homework - Submitting via Canvas
2. Proctored Online Exams/Final - via Canvas -
3. Classwork during Zoom Sessions.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We will be using the following free online textbook for both Math 090 and Math 140. The sections and problem sets for the book can be found at www.matt-teachout.org (Links to an external site.) under the “statistics” tab. Links to the sections and problems in the textbook are also included in your weekly schedules on Canvas.
Introduction to Statistics for Community College Students by Matt Teachout (1st edition)
We will be using a Statistics software program called “StatCrunch”. StatCrunch can be used on both MAC and PC computers and does not need to be saved on the computer. You will need to purchase StatCrunch.
To register for StatCrunch, go to www.statcrunch.com (Links to an external site.).
- Click on the “Subscribe/Get Access” button on the right side of the screen.
Click on “Purchase 6-month access for $XX.XX” under the student section. Price subject to change but is typically around $15.00
Other Relevant Course Information
- Be sure you have 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. Your phone and PC may already have one.
- Assignments will be submitted through Canvas
- Computer access with internet and Chrome as a browser, and able to enable Proctorio Chrome Extension for exams
- The computer must have speakers, webcam, and microphone
- StatCrunch access
- Basic or Scientific Calculator, may use calculator on computer
What You Need to Know About Required Course Materials
- We will be using StatCrunch as our statistical software. See https://www.statcrunch.com/help for video help.
- Canvas: Our course will be using the Canvas course management system to support our teaching and learning goals starting on the first day of the course.
- You can access our course on the first day of class at https://coc.instructure.com/login/canvas using your MyCanyons username as your login. If you have never used Canvas before, your default password is “students”. You are automatically added to the course by the school system as long as you are enrolled in the class.
- After login, click on Dashboard or Courses to locate our class. Then click on the title of our class.
- If you haven’t done so already, change your Canvas password.
- From the left menu bar, click on Account → Settings → Edit
- From this window, you can also enter an email address and/or text preferences if you would like to receive text messages for assignments, deadlines, and due dates.
- Then go to Notifications. On this screen, you may edit what you receive from Canvas and the method of contact.
- Click on Account → Notifications. Under Notification Preferences, you can control the method and way Canvas contacts you with reminders of course deadlines and activity. These can be updated/changed at any time.
- Please also use the following website at https://www.canyons.edu/academics/onlineeducation/studentsupport/canvasstudentguides.php. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues, please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support.
- You must have a reliable computer with reliable, consistent Internet access
- You must have an up-to-date internet browser, Chrome is preferred for Canvas.
- Access to a word processing program (such as Microsoft Word) and slideshow presentation program (such as Microsoft PowerPoint), you may use Google Docs and Google Slides instead.
- Valid MyCanyons email account that you will regularly check
- Basic document creation and handling (how to cut/copy/paste from one document to another.
- Be able to create and save documents in Microsoft Word and as a pdf file, how to attach documents to email messages and discussion posts, how to create and save a graph/chart/diagram, etc. in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.
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
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.
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: 02/03/2022 Sub#: 1276