Class Contract For Statistics
Spring 2012 Mth 1008
Mth 0907 and Mth 0908 with both a "C" or better or the
equivalent college course; or 2) three years of high school mathematics
(at the algebra and geometry level or beyond) and an appropriate score on
the placement test; or 3) score of at least a 25 on the algebra placement
test if no high school transcripts.
Expected learning outcomes and related competencies:
Upon completion of this course the student should have demonstrated
proficiency in the following:
1. knowledge of the fundamental concepts of statistics.
2. knowledge of descriptive methods.
3. knowledge of basic probability theory.
4. knowledge of probability distributions.
5. knowledge of statistical inference.
6. knowledge of correlation and regression.
7. knowledge of analysis of variance.
Tentative Test Schedule:
||Feb 7 Tuesday
||Mar 8 Thursday
||Apr 5 Thursday
||May 1 Tuesday
||May 10 Thursday
Tests: No exams may be
taken LATE. You are encouraged to take an exam early if you think
you will miss it or if you have already missed an exam earlier in the semester. The final exam will count twice. If you do not miss an exam,
the final will replace your lowest test score. If you miss an exam, the final
will replace your zero. If you score worse on the final exam, then all other
tests will count and the final will only count once. All tests will be
taken with a pencil or a 5 point deduction will occur. I repeat, no exam may
be taken LATE. If you are not feeling well or are worried about missing an
exam, I recommend taking it early especially if you have already missed one.
Homework Requirements: All homework will be done in MyMathLab.
If you bring a computer to class, you must sit on the back row as
to not distract other students. With a computer in class, you may only work
on MyMathLab or you will leave the classroom for the remainder of the class
period. You may not work in groups on homework during class time. If you are
distracting other students, you will be asked to leave your computer at
Extra Credit: On the day of each test , your overall homework
average will be checked. If you have 98% or better, you will receive 4 pts
extra credit. If you have 96% then 3pts, 94% then 2 pts and 92% then 1pt
extra credit. Extra credit stops at 20 cumulative points.
Grading: Subject to change by instructor 100pts for homework, four 100pt tests and two 100pt comprehensive final
Cheating: If you are caught cheating before the withdrawal date, you will
be withdrawn from the course with a W. If you are caught cheating after the
withdrawal date, you will receive an F for the final class grade.
Calculator: You will need at least a scientific calculator. You must still show all of your
work. You may not store any information in a graphing calculator (see
cheating above). A random check may occur before/during exams to check calculator
memory. Please remove calculator covers before each exam.
IVCC attendance policy: "Students are expected to attend all classes
regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is the student's responsibility to explain the
absence to the instructor and arrange to complete any work missed."
Last day to withdraw is Apil 9, 2012. Students have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By
completing the form in the Records Office or at WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her
from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the studentís
electronic signature. IVCC has the right to revoke a withdrawal in cases of
academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.
Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for
insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students
meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class
to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular
School Closings and Class Cancellations:
In the event of inclement
weather, please tune to a local radio
station for possible school closings. If an exam is scheduled for a
day that the school is closed or class is cancelled, it will be conducted during
the next scheduled class period. Check IVCC's Class Cancellations Website.
Special Needs: You may be eligible for academic
accommodations if you have a documented physical, psychiatric (anxiety,
depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) or
cognitive disability such as a learning disability. If
you have a disability and need more information regarding possible
accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at (firstname.lastname@example.org,
224-0284) or Judy Mika Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu
or 224-0350) or stop by office B-204.