Statistics Syllabus for 2020-2021
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MATH-1342-DC005 Statistics


Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or MATH 1324-minimum grade of C or Department Chair consent

Course Description

Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)

Class Type

Dual Credit Course

Syllabus Information


OPTIONAL: TEXTBOOK:  Essentials of Statistics, 6th Edition 2018
AUTHOR: Mario F. Triola    Published by: Pearson Education Inc.


If you purchase the text book, make sure it includes the MyStatLab Access Code.

MyStatLab Course ID:  akins83856 

You may choose to just buy an access code and not a textbook at all since the access code gives you access to an online e-book.  You may puchase an access code from the AC Bookstore or directly on the mymathlab site.   If you do not like to read online, you may want to consider purchasing the book as you will need to read the sections in the book for this course.



Graphing Calculator:  A TI-84 Plus calculator is preferred and will be used by the instructor.  No calculators with logic or factoring capabilities are allowed (TI-89, TI-92, TI-nspire). No sharing of calculators is allowed and a cell phone calculator will not be permitted.

Access to a working computer with internet access and a printer.  There are student computers located in the Ware Student Commons for student use and also in the Math Outreach Center.  This enables you to access the course in Blackboard and the online homework.

Amarillo College student I.D. (for testing and tutoring)

Student Performance

After completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Explain the use of statistics and sampling as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
  2. Recognize, examine, and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
  3. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
  4. Examine, analyze, and compare various sampling distributions (binomial, normal).
  5. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
  6. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
  7. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
  8. Conduct parametric and non-parametric inferential statistical tests.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

POLICY ON CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:  Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated in any math course at Amarillo College. Students that cheat, or attempt to cheat, on any test will receive an automatic “F” in the course.  This grade will go on your permanent transcript and cannot be removed.  Cheating includes, but is not limited to, the illegal use of books, notes, cell phones, copying or leaving the Math Testing Center with a test or questions from a test. Cheating also includes helping, or attempting to help, other students to cheat on a test.
You will be taking your midterm and final exam at your high school or in the Math Testing Center.  Please Note: NO CELL PHONES in the Testing Room. If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing room, YOU WILL RECEIVE an "F" for the course.

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS/CLASSROOM GROUND RULES:  Students are expected to behave in the online environment the same way as in a traditional classroom.    In order to receive credit for a course, all material listed on the syllabus must be covered.  The instructor sets the pace to ensure that these requirements are met.  Complaining about the pace will not result in less material being covered.  Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or “Student Rights & Responsibilities” will be subject to disciplinary action which may include but is not limited to; denied access to online course, consultation with department chair and/or other AC authority, withdrawal from the course and/or the college.

Grading Criteria

Online homework (15% of your total grade):  All homework is in MyStatLab.  After registering, click on the "homework" button found on the homepage.  Online homework must be submitted before midnight CST on the due date. The due dates for the online homework and tests will be listed on MyStatlab and also within the schedule portion of the syllabus.  Two lowest homework grades will be dropped.

Written Reviews (10% of your total grade):  Written chapter reviews will be provided by your high school instructor and collected and graded.  At the end of the semester, one written review grade will be dropped.

Online Tests (35% of your total grade):  A minimum of 4 online, timed tests will be completed in MyStatLab by the due date(s) indicated in MyStatlab.  You will get two attempts on each online exam with the higher of the two scored counting.  You have have the save for later option while testing meaning you do not have to complete the whole exam in one sitting. The final exam will replace ONE missed exam. Additional missed exams will receive a 0.  

Keep on track:  All homework and tests can be started early.  You may work ahead.  Do not to wait until the last minute to start an assignment so that if you are ill or have technical difficulties you are not put in a bind.  

Late Work:  Deadlines are your responsibility. Due dates are posted on the MyStatLab website and in the syllabus.  Late work is not accepted.  

Midterm/Final Exams (40% of your final grade; each worth 20% of the final grade):  The midterm and final exams are proctored exams (Not online).  These exams are taken at the Washington Street  Campus or can be proctored at an approved testing site such as your high school.  Keep in mind your paper exams are 40% of your overall grade so be sure you are doing your own homework and online tests so you can do well on the paper exams! 

Grades will be updated in Blackboard following each exam.  The grades in MyStatLab do NOT reflect an accurate average.  The grades in Blackboard DO represent an accurate average.


ATTENDANCE POLICY:  Please remember the deadline for dropping a class at AC is published in the official Amarillo College Schedule of Classes. If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and you do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an F for the course.

You must be working on assignments in an online course to be considered attending. 

The deadline for dropping this course is April 22, 2021. Students now have to visit with the instructor and complete a drop request form before being allowed to withdraw from a course.  It is the student's responsibility to turn the form into the registrar once the instructor has signed it.  Deadline for letting me know you want to drop is 5pm on April 21, 2021.  If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and you do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an F for the course.  Note:  Late drops will NOT be given under any circumstance.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: (This schedule is subject to change by the instructor at any time.)

Math 1342 Dual Credit
Tentative Schedule



Due Date





Syllabus, Orientation, 1.1




1.2, 1.3, Review 1




2.1, 2.2




2.3, 2.4, Review 2




3.1, 3.2, Chapters 1&2 Exam




3.3, 4.1, 4.2, Review 3




5.1, Review 4, Chapters 3&4 Exam




5.2, Midterm Exam

Spring Break




6.1, Review 5




6.2, 6.4, Review 6




7.1, Chapter 5&6 Exam




7.2,  8.1, Review 7

Reminder:  April 22 is last day to withdraw








8.3, Review 8*, Chapters 7&8 Exam




10.1, 10.2




Final Exam

Additional Information

AC Connect: . Click on AC Connect (on the left side of the page), and login. Use the same login and password as Web Advisor. If you need help logging into the site, contact Ask AC at (806) 371-5000. You can keep track of your grade by visiting our class link.

Midterm Exam: March 8 - 10

Final Exam:  May 10 - 12.

I want to see every single student enrolled for this course succeed.  In order to do this, I need students to do the following:  

Show up for class daily.
Check e-mail regularly in Blackboard.
Complete homework assignments and online tests before the due date
Ask for help as soon as you need it.
Contact me as soon as you have a question

I will agree to do the following to help you succeed:
Answer e-mails and help you as much as I can.
Direct you to other resources when needed.

Together, I believe that we can make this a successful semester!

Syllabus Created on:

01/18/21 2:17 PM

Last Edited on:

01/26/21 4:32 PM