Statistics Syllabus for 2020-2021
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MATH-1342-020 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.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

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:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
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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

Tech Supported

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.

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 Academic Success Center - Math.  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.

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.

This class demands a great deal of time. Please expect to spend at least 10-15 hours each week on this course.

Grading Criteria

Online homework (20% 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 11:59 PM CST on the due date. The due dates for the online homework and tests will be listed on MyStatlab.  Generally speaking, homework will be due on Mondays of the week after we complete the section in class.  Two lowest homework grades will be dropped.

Online Tests (60% of your total grade):  Four online tests will be completed in MyStatLab by the due date(s) indicated in MyStatlab.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation there will be no on campus testing.  Online tests may be taken twice and will be timed.  The higher of the two scores will count.  All online work (HW and Tests) must be submitted before 11:59 PM CST on the due date. 

Final Exam (20% of your final grade):  A comprehensive final exam will be completed in MyStatLab by the due date indicated in MyStatLab.  Only ONE attempt is allowed on the final exam.  There will be a review available for the final exam, but it will not count towards your grade.

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.  

Due dates are generally Monday's.  However, if you wait until Monday to start working, you will probably not be able to finish it all.  I may change this due date process if I see it is not working.  Please DO NOT wait until the due date to do your assignments.  Work on them each day!

Late Work:  Deadlines are your responsibility. Due dates are posted on the MyStatLab website and in the class in Blackboard (through the AC Connect Portal).  If you need a deadline extension for online assignments (up to 2 days maximum), please don't hesitate to ask.  No extensions are available, however, for chapter 8 homework, chapter 7&8 online exam or the final exam.

Note:  Your current course average is displayed in Blackboard.  The average showing in MyStatLab is not correct.


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 attend a class during the first week of class to not be dropped for non-attendance.  It is vital that I record your attendance.  If I miss it on a day that you're there, please bring it to my attention.

The deadline for dropping this course is May 4, 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 Monday, May 3.  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.)

Spring II 2021 Course Schedule


MyStatLab Assignments


Orientation, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1


2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1


Chapters 1 & 2 Exam

3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2


Chapters 3 & 4 Exam

5.1, 5.2


6.1, 6.2, 6.4


Chapters 5 & 6 Exam

7.1, 7.2


8.1, 8.3, Chapters 7 & 8 Exam


Comprehensive Final Exam

*All assignments due by 11:59pm Central Time on the due date.


Additional Information

Start by going to AC Connect: and log into Blackboard. Use the same login and password as Web Advisor. If you need help logging into the site, contact Ask AC at (806) 371-5000. When you have found the homepage for our class, click on the Course Material tab and read the Orientation.

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

Carefully read all material posted online and in your textbook
Check e-mail daily 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:

03/20/21 8:44 PM

Last Edited on:

03/20/21 9:07 PM