Math 140X - Statistics with Support - Kathy Kubo
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I'm Kathy Kubo, your instructor for Introductory Statistics with Support.
Thank you for considering me to guide you on this 16-week journey and show you why learning statistics is critical for your everyday life.
In our class, you will develop invaluable skills to analyze data for decision making. My hope is that you will be able to apply these skills as you make important decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
For those who are quickly browsing through letters, here’s a brief summary:
- We have required weekly online Zoom meetings. My hope is that you’ll take away more from this class by learning together rather than alone.
- You'll need reliable access to a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and stable internet service. It would also be very helpful to have either a webcam or smartphone with a camera. Relying only on a tablet and/or smartphone for this class will not work.
- The textbook is FREE and available online in Canvas
- The required software StatCrunch costs about $15.00 (as of 06/11/22)
- Yes, it's a lot of work. Yes, you need to write. Yes, you will give presentations to me and your classmates, but don't let this scare you away. The expectation is that we will help and support each other to succeed by the end of the semester.
- If you haven't taken a math class in a long time or don’t feel like you're good in math, you're in the right place.
For those who need more information, this orientation letter will provide you with details about course content, required materials, and other helpful information as you prepare for our class.
Before our class officially begins, I will email registered students with updated information and more details about our course(s).
If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me at
Math 140X Statistics with Support (5 units)
Examines statistical methods including empirical and theoretical frequency distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, probability, counting techniques and computer-based statistical software along with basic mathematical concepts and exploratory data analysis skills that are helpful in Introductory Statistics.
UC credit limitation: ECON-291, MATH-140, MATH-140H, MATH-140X, PSYCH-104, and SOCI-137 combined, maximum credit one course.
Requisites: MATH-070 or MATH-075 or higher math placement. - Recommended prior to taking this course, but is not required.
This class will feature both OnlineLIVE and ONLINE deliveries. The OnlineLIVE will be conducted via Canvas/Zoom during scheduled times. The remainder of the class will be ONLINE.
What to Expect in this Course
We will have online class meetings using Zoom (or another web conferencing platform, if needed) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 8:45pm with one 10-minute break. The goal of our weekly meetings is to use our time together to accomplish tasks that may be more difficult to complete on your own. Of primary importance is to build and strengthen our class community. Learning can be more enjoyable and efficient when we learn together!
Our online class meetings generally include time for Q&A (question and answer) and small group and class discussions to learn and deepen your understanding of course content. Students will also deliver assignments like projects, presentations, and exams during these meetings. Thus, your attendance is very important for your successful completion of the course(s).
Your typical weekly responsibilities are:
- read 2 to 3 modules (like sections within a chapter) and complete online quizzes that frequently check your understanding of the reading
- answer questions with short essay responses (generally 1 to 2 pages)
- StatCrunch (statistical software) work
- discussion board postings
- additional online work (about 2.5 hours per week), which may include viewing course content videos
Your weekly time commitment for Math 140X is at least 15 hours, which includes our class meetings.
Types of Assessments
Weekly Canvas assignments (including, but not limited to quizzes, writing assignments, discussion boards, computer lab work using StatCrunch), projects & presentations, exams, and a comprehensive final.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Textbook Title: Concepts of Statistics (FREE in Canvas)
The FREE textbook/course materials are in our Canvas Modules.
The required statistical software StatCrunch is approximately $15 for 6-month access (as of 06/11/22)
Since you'll need to be online to participate in our class meetings and access our course materials and statistical software, please be sure you have reliable access to
- a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone or headset and stable internet service. Relying only on a tablet and/or smartphone for this class will not work.
- Microsoft Office programs, available in MyCanyons
- webcam or smartphone with a camera (recommended)
Other Relevant Course Information
If our class has a waitlist, please continue to monitor your waitlist position. Until the week prior to the start of the semester, if space becomes available, you may not need an add code since our system tends to automatically add students.
During the week before the semester begins, I will contact students on the official waitlist at their campus email address to confirm interest in adding the course. If you are no longer interested in adding our course(s), please let me know.
If and when the course has available space during the first two weeks of the semester, I will then contact students from the official waitlist in the given order. If I contact you to offer you a space, you will then have 24 hours to respond and will need to add and pay for the class immediately since it may take up to 48 hours for you to appear in and have access to our Canvas course.
For any additional questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning on the first day of class, you may start viewing our course materials on the College of the Canyons Canvas system. Please consult the MyCanyons portal to determine the first day for your section number.
On Day 1, confirm your attendance
Typically on the first day of a face-to-face class, your instructor will say each name on the official roster and mark whether the person is present. The "Roll Call" Discussion Board is our online class equivalent of checking attendance.
On the first day of our class,
- Log in to Canvas
- Go to our course (look for the phrase Math 140X in the title)
- Read the Announcements and use the provided link to post to the "Roll Call" Discussion Board no later than Tuesday (Day 2 during the first week of classes) at 11:59pm.
When you locate our "Roll Call" Discussion Board, reply to my initial post and type a short phrase like "Hi Kathy, my name is [insert your name]" or something to indicate that you have successfully logged in and are present. This confirms your attendance for our first day of class.
If you do not log in to Canvas and post to the "Roll Call" Discussion Board 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."
A waitlisted student will then be added in your place.
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- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: email@example.com)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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