MAT 108 Online—Introduction to Applied Statistics
Instructor: Erin Wilding-Martin Office: M207
e-mail: email@example.com Phone: (217) 353-2037
Office Hours: TBA
Peer Tutoring in
D120: 9 am–9 pm Monday
through Thursday, 9 am–5 pm Friday
This is a free service available to all Parkland students. It is primarily staffed by Parkland student tutors who have had higher-level math classes.
Required Calculator: TI-83/83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator
General Education Statement: General education objectives which will be addressed include problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and the use of technology.
Ø Homework 140 points
Ø Quizzes 220 points
Ø Practice Exams 60 points
Ø Chapter Exams 300 points
Ø Midterm Exam 150 points
Ø Final Exam 300 points
Ø Discussion Board 30 points
Ø Project 50 points
Total 1250 points
This course follows the traditional scale, except that you cannot earn a grade in the course that is more than 10% higher than your weighted average on the proctored midterm and final exams. For example, if you have a 92% average for the semester, but you only average 78% on the midterm and final, you will get a B in the course.
A 90-100% average, with midterm/final average of 80% or higher
B 80-89% average, with midterm/final average of 70% or higher
C 70-79% average, with midterm/final average of 60% or higher
D 60-69% average, with midterm/final average of 50% or higher
F 0-59% average, or midterm/final average below 50%
This policy is designed to enforce academic honesty, while still being fair to you. There is no way I can enforce a closed book, closed note policy for online exams. Requiring a minimum average on the proctored midterm and final is meant to encourage students to do their own online work, and to encourage them to prepare for these exams by not using books and notes during online exams. This will make sure that that your course grade reflects your knowledge, and that you will have the prerequisite skills to do well in your next math class. To remain in the course, you must sign and return the Grading Policy Contract by the deadline on the form, indicating that you understand and agree to this policy. This form can be found under Lessons, in the Getting Started folder.
The deadline to withdraw with a W on your transcript is ______________. This cannot be done online--you must contact Admissions and Records.
Practice Problems: Practice problems are assigned out of the textbook for each section. You should do these problems on your own, check the answers, and redo any that you get wrong. These will not be graded, but you should do them all.
Homework: Each week there will be a link to a homework assignment. This link can be accessed as many times as you want until the deadline. You can access it to print the questions, work on them offline, and then access the link again to submit your answers. Homework will be submitted each week, due by 11:55 pm Sunday night. There will be 14 homework assignments, worth 10 points each.
Discussion Board: You are required to post to the discussion board at least once each week. These posts should either ask a homework question or answer someone else’s question. The discussion board is worth a total of 30 points.
Practice Quiz: In the Getting Started folder, there is a practice quiz due at the end of the first week. This quiz is not part of your grade, but you must get 100% on it to stay in the class. You may retake this quiz as many times as you need to until the deadline. This quiz covers information in the syllabus and the Getting Started folder. It will make sure you are oriented to the course and that you are familiar with the online quizzing function.
Every week there will either be a quiz or an exam. These will be available Thursday through Sunday. Once you start, there will be a 1 hour time limit for quizzes and a 2 hour time limit for exams. Quizzes and exams must be completed by 11:55 pm Sunday night.
Quizzes: There will be eleven quizzes, worth 20 points each.
Chapter Exams: There will be three chapter exams, worth 100 points each.
Exam 1 will
be in Week 4, covering sections 1.1-3.3
Exam 1 will be in Week 4, covering sections 1.1-3.3
Exam 2 will be
in Week 10, covering sections 5.1-5.2, 6.1-7.5
Exam 2 will be in Week 10, covering sections 5.1-5.2, 6.1-7.5
Exam 3 will be
in Week 15, covering sections 8.1-9.3, 4.1-4.2, 11.4
Exam 3 will be in Week 15, covering sections 8.1-9.3, 4.1-4.2, 11.4
Practice Exams: Each
exam week, there will be a practice exam in Angel. Each practice exam will
be worth 20 points, and can be retaken for a better grade.
Practice Exams: Each exam week, there will be a practice exam in Angel. Each practice exam will be worth 20 points, and can be retaken for a better grade.
Midterm Exam: The midterm exam will be cumulative. It is worth 150 points, but may also restrict your maximum possible grade in the course. See Grading Policy.
Final Exam: The final exam will cover all material from the entire semester. It is worth 300 points, but may also restrict your maximum possible grade in the course. See Grading Policy.
Note: The midterm
and final exams will be proctored exams, given in person at
Project: There will be a statistics internet project assigned week 6, due week 8. It is worth 50 points.
Communication: You may communicate with me by phone, email, or discussion board. Questions about math problems should be posted to the discussion board. I will usually reply within 24 hours, except during breaks when classes are not in session.
Conduct: All students have the right to a classroom environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. When writing discussion board postings and email messages, please keep in mind that this is an academic setting.
Unethical conduct during examinations or in preparation of assignments will
not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action. Unethical conduct
includes, but is not limited to: (1) the submission of another person’s
work as one’s own, and (2) the use of unauthorized technology or
inappropriate use of technology during examinations and quizzes. Refer to
Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services
Room X148, Phone 351-2338