# Math 113 - Introduction to Applied Statistics: Spring 2014 Syllabus Highlights

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.

## Meeting Information

• 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.

## Instructor Information

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

## Office Hours

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

## Text

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).

• 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%

## Highlights

• 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.