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Math 140X - Statistics With Support - Ralpoh (Randy) Ades

Course:Statistics With Support
Professor:Ralpoh (Randy) Ades
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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My name Ralph Ades pronounced Add-s, I am a student friendly statistics, I am an adjunct instructor. I have a Bachelors Degree in Applied Mathematics and Masters Degree in Pure Mathematics from California State University Northridge. I have been teaching mathematics since 2001. I am here to teach you introductory statistics which is a more advanced version of high school AP Statistics. Please feel free to email at any timer if yiou have any questions. I am here for you.  

Course Description

This courses examines statistical methods including exploratory data analysis, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, probability, and computer-based statistical software along with basic mathematical concepts and exploratory data analysis skills that are helpful in Introductory Statistics. In essence, this class is a little more advanced version of high school AP Statistics classes.  

This class runs longer than a Math 140 to give students more time to learn the requiste material. It is a slower pace. 

What to Expect in this Course

You are required to attend class, in-person Monday and Wednesday from 8:25 AM  to 10:35 AM and 10:45 AM to 12:20 PM. We will have a 10 minute breaks approximately  9:40 AM and approximately 11:50 AM. The format of the class is a flipped format. Before class students will read selected sections and watching videos. The next day (in class), I will offer a lecture and discussion will take and the majority of the time students will practice problems ( due homework)  in groups. If students do not finish their homework's that will complete them at home. Because our class meets from 8:25 AM to 12:20  PM, this will give students more time to absorb the class material. Students will take all quizzes and exams in-person during class time. 

In a typical week, students will read 2 sections per week and complete homework, take online and paper quizzes to measure understanding of the material. We will use StatCrunch (statistical software) or a scientific calculator to perform calculations. The time commitment for students for this class is roughly 18 hours per week (which includes class meetings). including


Types of Assessments

Students will do the following assessments , namely Proctored chapter exams, online or in person quizzes, online classwork/homework which is located on Canvas and at least one class project. 

Textbook Information

The required free textbook is ntroduction to Statistics for Community College Students (1st edition) by Matt Teachout. Links to the chapters, sections and problems in the textbook can be found on Canvas under ‘Modules’ tab or at under the "Statistics" tab.

Other Relevant Course Information

Currently there are three people on the waitlist. There is one space open. The key to succeeding in this the following: Attend class reqularly, Do your homework and study for the exams. If anyone needs guidance in any of these matters please ask me. I am here for you. 

Additional Resources


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Online Education

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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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

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Last updated: 02/06/2023 Sub#: 1550