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Math 160

Elementary Statistics

Syllabus

Instructor:    Cary Lee, Ph.D.
Office:           70-211 (inside Tech mall)
Telephone:     (619) 644 -7894
Virtual Office Hours: by appointments

e-mail: cary.lee@gcccd.edu

Required Materials:

 Elementary Statistics (13th Edition) by Mario F. Triola.   A Code for MyLab Statistics from      Pearson.comA desktop or laptop computer, A webcam, Chrome or MS Edge web browser, Access to fast and reliable internet, Access to a printer. A smart phone as back up.

Instruction on how to purchase MyLab Statistics Code

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability theory and inferential statistics. Topics include data collection; summary and graphical displays of data; measures of central tendency and variability; elementary probability theory; standard procedures involving the normal, binomial, and student’s t distribution; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; linear correlation and regression. Students will learn technology for statistical analysis and interpret the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications come from various fields such as biology, business, economics, education, social science, health science, life science and psychology.

Grade: The possible grades in this course are A, B, C, D, or F. The cutoffs are as below,

A ........ 90-100%
B ........ 80-89%
C ........ 70-79%
D ........ 60-69%
F ......... 00-59%

Grades are assigned on an absolute scale, and your work will not be graded on a curve. You get what you earn, and other people's performances have no effect on your grade.

California Education Code Section 76224(a) states:
"When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the student's grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final" (2004)

Assignments:             Attendance                              (10%)
5 Quizzes                          100 (13%)
Homework (27 sets)          135 (17%)
Exams (3)                         300 (40%)
Final Exam                        200 (20%)
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Total                                  100%

Homework will be assigned every day and will be collected one week later. Answers must be written on the original packet provided by the instructor. Late homework will be penalized (20% per day). Quizzes cannot be made up. There will be 8 quizzes and the lowest 3 scores will be dropped.
No make-up exams will be given. In the event that a student has to miss one exam, his/her exam score will be replaced by 2/3 of the score of his/her final exam. Partial credit is at the discretion of the instructor. No extra credit.

Attendance: Lectures will be conducted in Zoom during the hours published on college
catelogue. Links to lectures will be posted on Canvas.
Attendance is mandatory and is vital to the success in this course.
You are an important person to your group and hence you may be
dropped from the class if you miss more than 3 meetings.

Class Rules:
1. Be honest
2. Respect your classmates and instructor
3. No phone conversation or message texting in class.

Expectations of Students:

1. Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, calculator and textbook to each class.
2. Come to (virtual) class with a positive attitude and be ready to learn.
3. Take notes in each lecture.
4. Actively participate in class but do not disrupt lectures with private conversation.
Respect other students’ opinion and be open to accept different ideas as well as perspectives.
5. Spend about 2 hours after each lecture to read textbook, organize lecture notes,
and do homework.
6. Write your answers neatly in the provided homework packet. It is the student’s
responsibility to keep all graded assignments. Contact the instructor immediately if you notice any assignment missing.
7. Turn off your cell phone and pager (or change it to the flashing or vibrating mode) during lectures.
8. Cell phones, laptops, iPads, and other electronic devices other than calculators
will not be allowed on quizzes and exams.
9. If you decide to drop the class, it is your responsibility to complete the paper work otherwise you may receive an F even if you do not attend classes anymore.

Special accommodations:

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Accessibility Resource Center (A.R.C.) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact A.R.C. in person in Room 110 or by telephone at (619) 644-7112 or (619)644-7119 (TTY for deaf).

Supervised Tutoring Referral

1. Students requiring additional help or resources to achieve the stated learning objectives of the courses taken in a Mathematics course are referred to enroll in Math 198, Supervised Tutoring.  The department will provide Add Codes.

2. Students are referred to enroll in the following supervised tutoring courses if the service indicated will assist them in achieving or reinforcing the learning objectives of this course:

• IDS 198, Supervised Tutoring to receive tutoring in general computer applications in the Tech Mall;
• English 198W, Supervised Tutoring for assistance in the English Writing Center (70-119); and/or
• IDS 198T, Supervised Tutoring to receive one-on-one tutoring in academic subjects in the Tutoring Center (70-229).

To add any of these courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the
Information/Registration Desk in the Tech Mall.

3. All Supervised Tutoring courses are non-credit/non-fee. However, when a student
registers for a supervised tutoring course, and has no other classes,  the student
will be charged the usual health fee.