Math 1342.12

TTH 9:30AM-10:50AM, ET 110

Elementary Statistics – Face to Face

08/26/2013 – 12/12/2013

 

Professor:

Dr. Krista Cohlmia

Office:

ET 108

Phone:

335-6638

E-mail:

kcohlmia@odessa.edu

Webpage:

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/math/kcohlmia

Office Hours:

MW 9:30AM-11:30AM

TTH 11AM-noon & 1PM-2PM

 

Welcome to Statistics!  This sheet will tell you about the course, including subject matter, homework, quizzes, exams and term grade.  Almost all of your questions about the course can be answered by reading this handout.  If anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification.  Good Luck!!!

 

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics  

3 hours

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

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1.       Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.

2.       Recognize, examine, and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.

3.       Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.

4.       Explain the role of probability in statistics.

5.       Examine, analyze, and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.

6.       Describe and compute confidence intervals.

7.       Solve linear regression and correlation problems.

8.       Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.

 

Required Materials

Textbook:  Elementary Statistics by Neil A. Weiss, 8th Edition, Pearson: Addison-Wesley, 2012.

Supplies:  Pencil, Paper, Scientific Calculator

 

Term Grade

Your term grade will be determined according to the following distribution:

 

 

Quizzes

Exams 1-3

Final Exam

Percentage

15

60% total or 20% each

25

Drops

2

0

0

 

Quizzes will be given weekly on Thursdays and will consist of previously assigned homework problems.  As indicated above, your two (2) lowest quiz grades will be dropped before computing your term grade.  There are no make-ups for missed quizzes.  There are 3 midterm exams scheduled.  The final will be comprehensive, and it cannot be dropped.  The exams are tentatively scheduled for 10/1, 10/22 & 12/3.  The final is scheduled for Thursday, December 11 from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM.  Anyone who does not take the final exam will receive an F for the course.

 

 

Percentage (%)

Grade

90-100

A

80-89.9

B

70-79.9

C

60-69.9

D

Below 60

F

Homework

Homework will be assigned at the end of each class.  Although homework will not be collected or graded, it is in your best interest to complete the assignments, as each of these problems is fair game for quiz questions.  If you do your homework, you will have seen the quiz problems in advance.

 

Attendance

Although attendance is not factored into your term grade, attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period.

 

Conduct 

All students will be expected to abide by the Odessa College Code of Classroom Etiquette.  I have provided a copy for you.  If you fail to abide by these rules, you will be asked to leave the classroom or be removed completely from the class.  A further list of class rules can be found on the class website.  This is titled the Understanding Sheet, and it can be found on our course website at http://www.odessa.edu/dept/math/kcohlmia.  Your signature on this page will be your first quiz grade in the class.

 

Cheating 

Cheating is not tolerated in this class.  The first time you are caught cheating, you will receive a 0 for that assignment.  The second time you are caught cheating, you will be removed from the class permanently and receive an F for the course.  If you are caught allowing someone to cheat from your work, the same punishment applies as that of the cheater.

 

Tutoring

Tutoring is available through Developmental Studies.

 

Expectations for Engagement for Instructor:

As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will

•provide my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;

•respond to all messages within 24 hours if received Monday through Thursday, and within 48 hours if received Friday through Sunday; and,

•notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of during the time I am unavailable.

 

As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will

•provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and

•communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

 

As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will

•post grades for discussion postings within one week of the discussion thread closing.

•provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.

 

Student Course Participation

As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will

•identify alternative computer and internet access in case my primary computer crashes or my internet service is unavailable;

•recognize that the college provides free wi-fi and computer labs during regular campus hours to help me with accessing my course; and,

• understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my equipment or service is unreliable.

 

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to

•getting “kicked off” of the system during tests or quizzes;

•having trouble submitting assignments; and

•dealing with a traumatic personal event.

 

As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will

•seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;

•ask questions if I don’t understand; and

•access my course several times during the week to keep up with assignments and announcements.

 

Course Policies 

Disclaimer

This syllabus is tentative and subject to change in any part at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be in accordance with Odessa College policies. Students will be notified of changes, if any, in timely manner.

 

Original Effort

The work submitted for this course must be original work prepared by the student enrolled in this course. Efforts will be recognized and graded in terms of individual participation and in terms of ability to collaborate with other students in this course.

 

Digital Protocol

Cell phones must be placed on either vibrate or silent mode and are to be accessed in emergency cases only. The use of laptops or any other digital device is permitted in order to facilitate note-taking relative to instruction.

 

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly.

 

Grade Inquiry Policy

It is the responsibility of the individual taking this course to maintain accurate track of assignment submissions and grades. There will be opportunities during the semester to meet with the instructor to discuss your academic progress. Contact the instructor to schedule an appointment. Class time will not be used for grade inquiries. All grades are final.

 

General Course Requirements

1.Attend class and participate.

2.Contribute and cooperate with civility.

3.Submit assignments on time. Late work will not be accepted. Medical and/or family circumstances that warrant an extension on assignments need to be presented to the instructor. Extensions will be allowed at the instructor’s discretion.

 

Incomplete Policy

An ‘Incomplete’ grade may be given only if:

1.The student has passed all completed work

2.If he/she has completed a minimum of 75% of the required coursework. A grade of an “I” will only be assigned when the conditions for completions have been discussed and agreed upon by the instructor and the student.

 

Institutional Core Objectives (ICOs)

Description of Institutional Core Objectives (ICO’s)

Given the rapid evolution of necessary knowledge and skills and the need to take into account global, national, state, and local cultures, the core curriculum must ensure that students will develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, in a career, in their communities, and in life. Therefore, with the assistance of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee, the Coordinating Board has approved guidelines for a core curriculum for all undergraduate students in Texas.

 

Through the application and assessment of objectives within the institution’s core curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world; develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world; and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. Appropriate Odessa College faculty periodically evaluates all of the courses listed in the descriptions on the following pages of this catalog and keys them to Odessa College’s Institutional Core Objectives (ICOs), as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 73)

 

Odessa College’s Institutional Core Objectives (ICOs):

1.Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

2.Communication Skills - to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

3.Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions

4.Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

5.Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

6.Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

 

1.  Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.

2.  Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.

3.  Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.

4.  Explain the role of probability in statistics.

5.  Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.

6.  Describe and compute confidence intervals.

7.  Solve linear regression and correlation problems.

8.  Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.

 

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

ICO

2,3,5,6,7,8

Critical Thinking Skills - to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

 

1,2,3,4,6 

Communication Skills - to include    effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

 

2,3,5,6,7,8

Empirical and Quantitative Skills - to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions

 

Teamwork - to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

 

Personal Responsibility - to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

 

Social Responsibility - to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

 

Odessa College Policies

Tuition Discounts

The “First Course is Free” discount waives standard tuition and fees for the first 3 credit hours taken at Odessa College. The discount applies to high school graduates taking their first class at Odessa College as well as transfer students taking their first class at Odessa College.

 

The “Academic Progress Discount” provides a 10% tuition discount upon completion of 30 credit hours unt il reaching 45 credit hours. It provides a 20% discount upon completion of 45 credit hours until reaching 60 credit hours. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for the discount.

 

Academic Policies

Note that the OC Student Handbook states (page 32) that “[i]n cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor has the authority to impose appropriate scholastic penalties. Complaints or appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be filed in accordance with the college due process procedure. Copies of the college due process procedure are available in the office of The Director of Student Life (CC104).”

 

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as a student at Odessa College, please refer to the following: The 411 of OC: Student Handbook 2012-2013; Student Rights & Responsibilities http://www.odessa.edu/dept/studenthandbook/handbook.pdf

 

 

Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of these rules and regulations and is punishable as prescribed by board policies. Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion.

 

"Cheating on a test" shall include:

•Copying from another student's test paper

•Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.

•Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator.

•Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test.

•The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test.

•Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one's self, to take a test.

•Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.

•"Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

•"Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements. (Source: Odessa College Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 29-30)

 

Special Populations/Disability Services/Learning Assistance

Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns. You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

Odessa College affirms that it will provide access to  programs, services and activities to qualified individuals with known disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), unless doing so poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the program or activity Disabilities may include hearing, mobility or visual impairments as well as hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions  (arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disorders, lupus, seizure disorders, etc.), learning disabilities or psychiatric or emotional disabilities. A student who comes to Odessa College with diagnosed disabilities which may interfere with learning may receive accommodations when the student requests them and submits proper documentation of the diagnosis. A Request for Accommodations form and guidelines for beginning the request process are available in the OC Help Center or on the Odessa College web site at  http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm. The college strives to provide a complete and appropriate range of services for students with disabilities such as assistance with testing, registration, information on adaptive and assistive equipment, tutoring, assistance with access and accommodations for the classroom where appropriate. For information regarding services, students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disability Services in the OC Help Center located in Room 204 of the Student Union Building or call 432-335-6433. (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 52)

 

Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from College

Students wishing to drop a non-developmental course may do so online using WebAdvisor, at the Wrangler Express, or Registrar’s Office. A student wishing to drop a developmental course or withdraw from college should obtain a drop or withdrawal form from the Wrangler Express or the Registrar’s Office. Students are encouraged to consult with instructors prior to dropping a class. Students may not completely withdraw from the college by use of the Web. Students must drop a class or withdraw from college before the official withdrawal date stated in the class schedule. Students who are part of the Armed Forces Reserves may withdraw with a full refund if the withdrawal is due to their being ordered into active duty. A copy of the student’s orders must be presented to the Registrar’s Office at the time of the withdrawal. For details, please contact the Office of the Registrar. No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does a student’s notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be dropped. Failure of a student to complete the drop/withdrawal process will result in a grade of “F.” (Source: Odessa College Catalog of Courses 2012-2013, page 36). Student Support Services and Technical Support   .

 

Blackboard Support

·         I can’t log into my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?

Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. The SSC can provide you with your Blackboard login name. If you are not sure what your password is, they can reset your password.

·         I’m having a problem in my Blackboard Course, who do I contact?

For any problem that you have in your online course, always contact your Instructor first. Refer to the Instructor’s Contact Information area of the Syllabus for their preferred method of contact and the expected response time.

 

 

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:

Additional Blackboard Help Resources:

 

Service

Assistance Provided

Available

Blackboard Help for Students

Website with a searchable list of topics on how to navigate and use Blackboard for online courses.

Online

Click here.

 

Blackboard On Demand Learning Center for Students

This website provides an extensive list of short tutorial videos for student activities performed in Blackboard.

Online

Click here.

 

Blackboard Collaborate

First Time Users If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, this website provides a system requirements check, configuration instructions, and training and resources area.

Online

Click here.

Blackboard Collaborate: Essentials for Participants

This website provides essential information for Participants of Collaborate sessions. Any Collaborate user, whether first-time or experienced, would benefit from reviewing the information here.

Online

Click here.

 

 

 

Student E-mail Support

·         How do I set up, access, or update my Odessa College Student E-mail account?

Go to this website and follow the directions on the page: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/.

·         I can't access my student email! I forgot my password!

Contact the Student Success Center: 432-335-6673 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm. They can provide you with assistance in accessing your student email (created by OC) and can also assist with resetting your student email password. Make sure to have your student ID number available!

 

Your Blackboard login name is associated with your OC created student email account. All Correspondence for this course will be submitted using your Odessa College student email address.

 

Support for Students with Disabilities

How do I contact the Office of Special Populations?

Main Number

432-335-6861

Campus Location

SUB 204N in the Student Union Building

 

Email

Becky Rivera-Weiss - brivera@odessa.edu

 

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Special Populations office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/disabilities/index.htm  

 

 

 

Learning Resources Center (LRC; Library)

·         How do I contact the Learning Resource Center?

Main Number

432-335-6640

FAQ Service

LibAnswers: http://libanswers.odessa.edu

Contact a Specific OC Librarian

Pat Quintero at 432/335-6350 or pquintero@odessa.edu

Donna Clark at 432/335-6645 or dclark@odessa.edu

Carolyn Petersen at 432/335-6641 or cpetersen@odessa.edu  

 

LRC Services and Guidelines Website

https://www.odessa.edu/dept/library/services/index.htm  

 

 

 

Equipment and Services Provided:

The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) supports the college's curriculum resulting in a primary emphasis on each student's individual study and research needs. The faculty and staff work with the LRC's Technical Services and Public Services Departments in choosing materials to support all college programs. More than 59,000 books, 50,000 electronic books, 350 current periodicals, 6,700 media holdings, eight newspapers, and 60 databases are available to enhance the educational process.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Books, videos, CDs

Research

On Campus and Online

 

Specialized databases not available online for free

Research

On Campus and Online

 

Magazines, newspapers, & scholarly journals

Research

On Campus and Online

 

Computers

Research & Word Processing

On Campus

 

Selected textbooks for short-term use

Course Work

On Campus

 

Trained staff

Answer "where do I find?"

On Campus and Online

On Campus and Online

 

Tutorials

Tips for research strategies

On Campus and Online

 

Photocopiers, VHS/DVD players, FAX service

Course Work

On Campus

 

Quiet study areas

Course Work

On Campus

 

 

 

Student Success Center (SSC) / AVID Center

·         How do I contact the Student Success Center?

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be served as soon as possible.

Main Number

432-335-6673

 

Campus Location

1st floor of the Library

 

Website with Additional Help and Information 

http://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/

Live Online Assistance / Chat

Click Here

(If no one is currently available, please put your email and question(s) in the appropriate areas of the form and hit ‘send.’ Your question(s) will be addressed as soon as an SSC staff member becomes available.)

 

 

Equipment and Services Provided:

The purpose of the Odessa College Student Success Center is to provide assistance to students in meeting their academic and career goals. The SSC strives to continually provide new and updated resources that will empower all Odessa College students to succeed at OC and beyond.

Equipment/Services Available

Used For

Available

Tutoring by CRLA & Avid trained tutors Understanding

Course Work & Motivation

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Information Seminars (SIS)

Demo email, Blackboard and SSC resources

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Study Skills

Tools needed to succeed

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Basic Technology

To navigate classes, email, etc.

On Campus and Online

Plato Web

Practice for TEAS test and basic math, science, etc.

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Project T.I.E.

Practice for GED/COMPASS

On Campus and Online
Click here for more information.

Student Orientation/Tour

Show individual students where their classes will be.

On Campus

M.O.R.E.

Mentoring Program Networking, tips to navigate college life successfully

On Campus
Click here for more information.

Smart thinking

Online tutoring service. Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.

Online
Click here for more information.

 

Veterans Support

How do I contact the office for Veteran’s Outreach?

Main Number

432-335-6833

 

Campus Location

204M (Help Center) in the Student Union Building

 

Email

Gloria Rangel - grangel@odessa.edu

Website

To find out more about services provided by the Veteran’s Outreach office, please visit: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/counseling/veterans/index.htm  

 

 

 

 
Mathematical Statistics

Fall 2013 Tentative Schedule

Day

Date

Section

T

27-Aug

1.1

TH

29-Aug

1.2 & 1.4

T

3-Sep

2.1 & 2.2

TH

5-Sep

2.3 & 2.4

T

10-Sep

3.1 & 3.2

TH

12-Sep

3.3

T

17-Sep

3.4

TH

19-Sep

4.1 & 4.2

T

24-Sep

4.3 & 4.4

TH

26-Sep

Review

T

1-Oct

Exam 1

TH

3-Oct

5.1 & 5.2

T

8-Oct

5.3 & 6.1

TH

10-Oct

6.2 & 6.3

T

15-Oct

7.1 & 7.2

TH

17-Oct

7.3 & review

T

22-Oct

Exam 2

TH

24-Oct

8.1 & 8.2

T

29-Oct

8.2 & 8.3

TH

31-Oct

8.4

T

5-Nov

9.1 & 9.2

TH

7-Nov

9.3

T

12-Nov

9.5

TH

14-Nov

10.1 & 10.2

T

19-Nov

10.3

TH

21-Nov

10.4

T

26-Nov

11.1 & Review

T

3-Dec

Exam 3

TH

5-Dec

Review

Final Exam:  Thurs December 11 at 8:00AM