James Jones, Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics & Sciences Division, Richland Community College

*This paper contains the highlights from the syllabus. The full syllabus is available on the instructor's website.*

- Section 01 meets from 9:00 - 10:10 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room S137.
- Section 02 meets from 1:00 - 2:10 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room S137.

James Jones, Professor of Mathematics.

Phone: 875-7211, ext 490

Office: C223

Email: james@richland.edu

Web: http://people.richland.edu/james/

Canvas: https://richland.instructure.com

I spend most of my office hours in the classroom, room S137. This allows me to help students with their assignments, homework, projects, exams, and questions.

- Monday: 10:10 - 10:30a, 11:40a - 12:00n, 2:10 - 2:30p, 3:40 - 4:50p
- Wednesday: 10:10 - 10:30a, 11:40a - 12:00n, 2:10 - 2:30p
- Friday: 10:10 - 10:30a, 11:40a - 12:00n, 2:10 - 2:30p

Most of the material in the course will be presented through lecture and web pages. For those who wish to have a book for reference purposes, here is one that will work (and is inexpensive).

*The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics, 2nd edition*. Robert A. Donnelly, Jr. Copyright 2007, Alpha Books. ISBN 978-1-59257-634-0 (Optional).

Letter grades will be assigned to final adjusted scores as follows:

- A: 90 - 100%
- B: 80 - 89%
- C: 70 - 79%
- D: 60 - 69%
- F: below 60%

The final score will be weighted according to these three categories:

- Concepts: 50%
- Projects: 40%
- Participation: 10%

- You are responsible for all information given in class, even if you are absent.
- Assessment and evaluation will be incorporated into the daily classroom experience. There is no make-up of these daily assessments.
- A 10% grace factor will be applied to the concepts portion of your grade. That is, a 20 point assessment will be recorded as having 18 possible points.
- Projects are due by 5:00 p.m. on their due date unless otherwise stated. Late work loses 20% of its value for every class period it is late. Students must notify the instructor when late work is submitted. No late work will be accepted after the final.
- If you miss class during a group mini-project, your grade on the mini-project will be reduced proportional to the amount of class missed.
- You may be dropped if you miss two consecutive days without communicating with the instructor.
- You do not need a graphing calculator, but you should bring a scientific calculator every day.
- You will need to spend time outside class working on projects. Rent Minitab for $30 if you want to work on projects from home (Windows only). http://www.onthehub.com/minitab
- The final is a group capstone project that will demonstrate what you've learned in this class. It will involve a written paper and an oral presentation to the class of your findings.
- This course makes heavy use of technology, but it is not the focus of the course.