Summer 2004 information
This information is for students who will enroll in my Math 10 Distance Learning section for Summer 2004.
Please preregister for the class. If you preregister, you may complete either the online orientation or you may come to the on-campus one.
I will only add students at the on-campus orientation. And that's if the class is not full. THERE ARE NO LATE ADDS.
The Summer 2004 on-campus orientation is on Monday, June 28, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Forum 1.
THIS IS A "SUMMARY SYLLABUS" TO GET YOU STARTED. THE FULL SYLLABUS IS IN THE WEBCT PROGRAM WHICH CONTAINS THE MATH 10 ONLINE COURSE.
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
De Anza College Distance Learning Center
Office Location: LCW-102
Office Hours: M - Th 10 am - 7 pm; Closed Fridays and Weekends
The exploration of statistical processes presenting the why as well as the how. Includes distributions, correlation, causation, probability, surveys, case studies, and relationships. Demonstrations of statistical principles at work range from environmental studies to courtroom cases and weight-loss programs. Students are required to have access to a computer because the class is given online through WebCT on the World Wide Web.
Prerequisites and Advisories
Prerequisites: Qualifying score on De Anza's Math Placement Test, or MATH 105; Advisories: EWRT 100B and READ 91 or LART 100 or ESL 4.
Office Hours: MW 12 noon - 1:00 PM in S76h. You can easily ask questions in Discussions and Mail within the course. If you should like to make an appointment to meet me in my office at De Anza (S76h), please email or call me. (You can use my school email or the Mail feature in WebCT.)
Office Telephone: (408) 864-8211
Office Location: S76h
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The midterm will be on July 15, 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Forum 1. If you cannot take it then, you may take it the day before in Instructional Testing.
The final will be on August 5, 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Forum 1. If you cannot take it then, you may take it the day before in Instructional Testing.
You will need a brown #2052 scantron for each exam (available at the Bookstore).
You can obtain all assignments through the this link.
You can obtain all deadlines for exams, quizzes, and labs through this link, as well as which chapters to study each week.
Requiremements and information
You must do the orientation online through the Distance Learning Center by Monday, June 28th at noon OR attend the on-campus orientation. Pre-registered students who do not complete either orientation may be dropped.
Once you complete the orientation and/or access the WebCT component, if you want to drop the class later, you MUST DROP THE COURSE yourself. If you do not complete the course or drop it yourself, you will receive an F.
In this course, a lot is expected from the student. You must be self-motivated, organized, and willing to work hard. You must also take the initiative and ask questions about the material in the "Discussions" section of the course. (There are also a "chat room" and a "whiteboard" that can be used to answer questions.) This course is not easier than an on-campus class. You are expected to keep up with the work as described in the CALENDAR.
This class is offered on the Internet. Once you are officially enrolled, you will be given a logon to the web site. To access the class, you must go to the site and logon. The site is http://www.cvc2.org/webct. Click the “Summer 2004 Logon” on the menu to your left. Your logon is the first 2 letters of your first name (upper case) followed by the first two letters of your last name (upper case) followed by the last 4 digits of your student ID. For example, John Doe whose last 4 digits of his ID are 1234 has logon JODO1234. Everyone has the password STUDENT. When you get into the first page of WebCT after you logon, you will be asked to change your password. Please do so immediately. To access the course, click the “MATH 10-B.Illowsky” link. You will be at the HOMEPAGE. READ IT, THE WEBCT SYLLABUS, AND THE WEBCT CALENDAR CAREFULLY. There are menu items to the left of the screen. The Calendar contains all the assignments. The first day you may access the class is TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2004.
NOTE: If you enrolled at De Anza College and did not use your first and last names, then your logon is different. For example, if you enrolled as “T.J. Martin” and the last 4 digits of your ID are 1234, then your logon is TJMA1234 with password STUDENT.
I will communicate with you through the WebCT menu item “Discussions.” Discussions is a listserv within the Math 10 WebCT program. When a message is posted either by the instructor or a member of the class, everyone in the class can read and respond to it. Read Discussions everyday. There is also a menu item “Mail” that is an email within the Math 10 WebCT program. It allows students to communicate privately with the instructor or another student.
Complete all reading assignments in “Course Lectures” in the Math 10 WebCT program and in the textbook. The assignments are in the Weekly Calendar under “Ch. # Assignments.”
There are 12 video programs (one-half hour each) available for you to view. The TV schedule is a menu item within the Math 10 WebCT Program. They are also available for checkout (4 chapters per tape) at De Anza's Media Center. Or, you may view them through the Chapter Videos link on this website.
Complete the Practices and the Homework (not turned in but the on-line Quizzes and the on-campus Exams are based on them). They are in the Calendar under “Ch. # Assignments.”
Complete the 12 on-line Quizzes (30 minutes each) within the Math 10 WebCT program. I will drop the 4 lowest quiz grades.
Complete the 3 Lab assignments that are in the Calendar.
Take the scheduled midterm and final examinations on campus.
This course is conducted over the Internet so you must have access to a computer.
In order to participate in an online class from home, your system will need to meet the following requirements:
Computer - Pentium-class or Macintosh PPC
Operating System - Windows 95 or Mac OS 8 or above
Hard Drive with at least 150 megabytes of free space
32 MB of RAM or above
Video & Sound Card
Internet Service Provider - e.g. MSN, AT&T, Earthlink, AOL, etc.
56 K speed modem or higher (DSL or Cable Modem is best)
Internet Browser (AOL is NOT recommended, but can be used - some functions may not work with our online courses)
WebTV is not compatible with WebCT
Adobe Reader -- download it for free
Quicktime -- download it for free
Realplayer -- download it for free
When you download Quicktime and Realplayer, read the instructions carefully so that you choose the basic FREE software, not the upgraded software that costs money (unless you want that.)
External speakers will make it easier to hear the audio segments. There are computers available during open lab times (posted on the doors) in the Open Media Lab in the Learning Center and in room AT309 (Advanced Technology Center) for you to use.
Purchase at the De Anza College Bookstore:
[Phone: 408-864-8701 http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu/Bookstore.html]
Collaborative Statistics: Text by Illowsky, Barbara, and Dean, Susan.
Collaborative Statistics: Workbook by Illowsky, Barbara, and Dean, Susan. (contains Practices of statistics problems, labs, and some calculator instructions)
These books are already available at the De Anza Bookstore. They are also on reserve in the De Anza Library.
TI-83 or 83+ Graphing Calculator. I will use the TI-83. If you don't already have one, that is the best (and least expensive acceptable one) to use. If you have a TI-89, you will need to download a program from the TI website. If you have a TI-86, bring it to the orientation and I will download the necessary program. We will need that program starting with Chapter 4.
Regarding the TI-86 or TI-89 calculators: They are acceptable if you already have one but you must either download the statistics programs from the TI Web Site or have the instructor put them into your calculator. There is a link to the TI-Web Site from the Math 10 WebCT Syllabus. On this website, there are also calculator instructions for the TI-86 and TI-89. These same instructions can be found at http://email@example.com/deansusan (menu on the left). The Media Center at De Anza has videos that show you how to use the TI-83 and the TI-86 Calculators. Within the “Course Lectures” in the Math 10 course, there are Tegrity examples that demonstrate the TI-83+ Calculator.
Two #2052 (brown) Scantron Test Forms.