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Math 159
Statistics - Spring 2013
Instructor:
Jeff O'Connell
e-mail:
joconnell@ohlone.edu
Phone:
(510) 979-7439
Office:
2323 (campus map)
Web Page: http://www2.ohlone.edu/people2/joconnell

Text: Elementary Statistics (via MyMathLab).

Prerequisite
: Math 152 OR Math 153 with a grade of "C" OR or satisfactory score on the Math
Placement Exam. The prerequisite will be strictly enforced.


Course Content: This course examines the elements of probability, binomial and normal
distributions, measures of location, measures of variation, hypothesis testing, point and interval
estimation, small sample tests, linear correlation, analysis of variance, and use of technology for
statistical applications.

Office Hours Grading
Days Hours Location HW 10%   A 90%
Tue/
Thurs
12:40 - 1:40 Math Lab
HH-219
Quiz 20% B 80%
Other office hours by arrangement.
Send me an e-mail to schedule
joconnell@ohlone.edu
Exams 50% C 70%
Final 20% D 60%

Homework: Homework will be assigned every class day.

Quizzes:
We will have several quizzes throughout the semester. There will be no make-ups for
missed in-class assignments or quizzes. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped if you complete
at least 95% of the homework.

Exams:
We will have about 4 in class exams. Your lowest exam score will be dropped if you
have completed at least 95% of the Homework. Exam dates will be announced about one week
in advance. Make-ups for exams are strongly discouraged. If you know that it is absolutely
impossible for you to make it to class on an exam day, a make-up exam must be done prior to
the exam date. Once the class has taken the exam, NO make-ups will be given for any reason.

Final: All final exams on campus must abide by the Ohlone College Final Exam Schedule. Our
final exam will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 12:00 - 2:00
If you cannot take the final during the scheduled time you MUST give me at least a two week notice.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will:
1. Understand statistical concepts and vocabulary.
2. Analyze sample data to make appropriate decisions about the population(s).
3. Use technology for statistical analysis.

You will need to have a scientific calculator in class every day (no cell phone calculators).

Absolutely no iPod's/MP3 players or any other type of listening device may be used during class
at any time.

Administrative stuff:

Each course at Ohlone College has an Official Course Outline which includes a detailed course description
as well as student learning outcomes and other information. The official course outline for Math 159 can
be found here.

Deaf and disabled students:  If you are deaf or have a documented disability and need accommodations
for this class, please see me as soon as possible or contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services
(DSPS) office  for assistance.  The DSPS office is located in Building 7, Room 7217.  
Call (510)659-6271 (voice) or (510)344-5701 (video phone).  For more information, go to
http://www.ohlone.edu/org/dsps/accommodationsguidelines.html

 
Tutoring for deaf students:  Deaf students enrolled in mainstream English and Math courses can receive
specialized tutoring with Deaf Studies faculty in the Deaf Studies Lab, Room 6105.

Mental Health and Stress Management: The staff and faculty of Ohlone College are here to see you
succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the
broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available
on campus by visiting the Student Health Center in building 7 or http://stepupohlone.org/oncampus-resources/.

If you wish to drop this class you must do so according to the schedule of classes. Failure to do so may
result in a grade of F for the semester.

One note about grades: Grades in this class based on your performance and how it compares to the
grading criteria laid out here. Grades are not assigned based on what another college has told you that
you must receive in order to be accepted. As a result, you are responsible for earning the grade required.
I will frequently update you with your current grade in the class. Bottom line: If you want an A, then finish
the semester with at least a 89.5% because a 89.4% earns you a B.

As a courtesy to me and the other students in this class, I expect you to be on time and refrain from any
unnecessary or inappropriate talking during class. I also expect all cell phones to be turned off before class
begins each day.

Cheating and other forms of Academic Dishonesty, in any form, will NOT be tolerated. Please read the
Ohlone College Policy on Academic Dishonesty.


Please keep in mind that it is my job to teach you this material, it is up to you to make sure that I am doing
my job. Don't hesitate to ask questions or to come and see me in my office or after class.

Please contact joconnell@ohlone.edu
with your questions, comments, and suggestions.
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