Statistics Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Hours

Summer 2024:  
Need Help? I will be available via zoom (link here) on **Monday's from 8am - 10am.  Additionally, you may reach out by messaging me through our course in Blackboard (not the mobile app).  I will check messages and respond within 24 hours Monday - Friday.

**I will not be available on zoom Monday, June 17.  Instead, I will be available Thursday, June 20, from 8am - 10am.  

Course Information

COVID-19 Protocols

Recording Policy

Disability Statement

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Amarillo College Tutoring for Success Policy:

The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.

Administrative Drop Policy

Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016

Student Withdrawal Procedures

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.

NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.

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Course

MATH-1342-003 Statistics

Prerequisites

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

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

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
mgraves24@actx.edu
806-371-5995
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

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.

Hours

(3 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

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

REQUIRED: MyStatLab

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.  

Supplies

Internet:  You need access to reliable internet service to access the class on a daily basis.  (If your internet service is interrupted, it is also a good idea to have a back up plan for accessing the internet elsewhere so that you can complete your school work!)

Electronic Devices:  You will need a working laptop, computer, tablet, or phone with a functioning camera to watch video lectures, take pictures of your handwritten work to submit online, and complete online homework and tests.  You will also need access to a reliable printer to produce class notes and other materials.  (Computers and printers are available for student use in the Underground in the WARE Building on the Washington Street Campus and also in the Academic Success Center - Math in Durrett Hall).  Every student has $20 pre-loaded onto their student ID to cover printing costs!)

Calculator:  You will need a graphing calculator for this course.  The recommended calculator is a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus.  Other forms of Texas Instruments or Casio graphing calculators will be permitted at the instructors discretion.  Note that TI-89s, TI-NSpires, and graphing calculator apps are not permitted in the Math Testing Lab.

Helpful Apps:  Please download the free CamScanner app (or a similar scanning app) to help assist you in turning your handwritten work to pdf form and submitting for grading.  You will also want to download the Zoom app to take advantage of the remote tutoring available through the Math Academic Success Center.

Photo ID:  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 https://acconnect.actx.edu .

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 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.

This class demands a great deal of time. Online courses often take more time than in-class delivery courses. Please expect to spend at least 10-15 hours each week on this course. If your other life commitments do not allow you this amount of time to spend on the course, you may want to choose another course or delivery method.

Grading Criteria

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD / EXAMINATIONS / ASSIGNMENTS and GRADING:
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 are on the course schedule in Blackboard and also in MyStatLab.  Two lowest homework grades will be dropped.

Written Work (10% of your total grade):  You will have a written assignment covering the concepts in each chapter.  Due dates occur throughout the week and are posted on the class schedule in Blackboard.  Five points per day will be deducted for late written work and no written work will be accepted after 2 days past the deadline.

Online Tests (45% of your total grade):  Four online tests will be completed in MyStatLab by the due date(s) indicated in MyStatlab.  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 midnight CST on the due date. 

Midterm/Final Exams (30% of your final grade; each worth 15% 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.  Hereford Campus and Moore County Campus have been used by students in the past.  You will be required to provide a photo ID to take an exam.  If you need to take your midterm and final exam somewhere other than the Washington Street Campus math testing center, you must make arrangements with me by April 6! There will be a form in Blackboard for you to complete.  If you fail to complete the form by the deadline, you will be required to test at the Washington Street Campus.

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 class in Blackboard (through the AC Connect Portal).  However, because this is an online course, I can tailor it to your individual needs without disrupting the flow of the course.  If you need a deadline extension for a MyStatLab assignment (up to 2 days maximum), please don't hesitate to ask.  No extensions are available, however, for the midterm, 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

ATTENDANCE POLICYThe last day to drop this course is May 3, 2022.   To officially drop, you will need to submit your drop form to me by noon to obtain my signature, and then submit it to the Registrar.  We will be able to complete this process electronically.  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.

Midterm Exam: Available April 12, 13, 14 

Final Exam:  Available May 9, 10, 11 (due by Noon on the 11th)

Calendar

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

Spring II 2022

Week 1:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Week 2:  2.1 - 2.4,  Ch 1/2 Exam

Week 3:  3.1 - 3.3, 4.1, 4.2

Week 4:  Ch 3/4 Exam, Midterm

Week 5:  5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4

Week 6:  Ch 5/6 Exam, 7.1, 7.2

Week 7:  8.1, 8.3, Ch 7/8 Exam

Week 8:  Final Exam

Additional Information

BLACKBOARD

Students will be required to login to Blackboard via the AC Connect portal on a regular basis to check e-mail, course announcements, grades, and course materials. To get into Blackboard, go to www.actx.edu and click the AC Connect portal.  Log in to Blackboard.  Once you have logged in, you should see our class listed on your home page. If you need help logging into the site, contact Ask AC at (806) 371-5000   

GETTING STARTED WITH MYSTATLAB

  1. Log into your Blackboard course.  
  2. Click the MYSTATLAB link at the left of the page.
  3. Review the license agreement and privacy policy and click I Accept.
  4. If you already have a Pearson account, log in with your username and password.  If not, click Create and follow the instructions.
  5. Select an access option:
    • Enter the student access code from your MyMathLab kit purchased from the AC Bookstore,
    • Pay for access directly online,
    • Or, choose to obtain temporary free access for 14 days.
  6. From the You’re Done page, click Go to My Courses.  You'll also get a confirmation email.

TUTORING

Free tutoring is available the Math Academic Success Center in person on campus (Durrett Hall Room 104) or virtually by Zoom.  To join an ongoing Zoom Meeting for tutoring, click the Tutoring Zoom link in Blackboard, or go to  https://zoom.us/j/541139851.  Use the Meeting ID:  541 139 851

Math Academic Success Center:

In person: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

                                 Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

 

Virtual: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 - 11:00 pm

                           Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

                              Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

The Math Testing Center (DURR 103):

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday                         8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday                     9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Please note:  No tests will be given out less than one hour before the Math Lab closes

Syllabus Created on:

03/08/22 1:53 PM

Last Edited on:

03/08/22 2:16 PM