Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1342 (Section: 71, CRN: 92453)
Elementary Statistical Methods (freshman level)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michelle Askew
Email askewml@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6419
Office Student Center - Room: 403
Office Hours 10:00-11:00 mwf, 12:00-1:30 mw, 9:15-11:00 tr, 12:15-1:00 tr Other hours are available by appointment.
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Course Information
Description Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data with My Stat Access, Sullivan, 6th Edition, Pearson Publishing, 2021 ISBN 9780135780275
Additional Materials/Resources Scientific Calculator
Corequisites/Prerequisites TSIA 2 complete in Mathematics"
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
2. Recognize, examine and interpret the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
3. Compute and interpret empirical and theoretical probabilities using the rules of probabilities and combinatorics.
4. Explain the role of probability in statistics.
5. Examine, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables.
6. Describe and compute confidence intervals.
7. Solve linear regression and correlation problems.
8. Perform hypothesis testing using statistical methods.
Core Objectives 1. Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis.
2. Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
3. Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Lecture Topics Outline Open the PDF to see the list of dates that quizes and tests are available.
Major Assignments Schedule MATH_1342_71_202390_P00131853.pdf
Final Exam Date December 10, 2023 - 1:0 AM   Through  December 11, 2023 - 11:0 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15% All assignments will be done on computers using MyLab Math. Free temporary access is available for 10 days from when you log in.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades with anyone other than you. This must be done either in person or in your Lamar PA email.
Attendance Policy You must read your email daily, do your homework and not skip any tests or quizzes. If something should occur let me know within 24 hours. This is an online course and the above demonstrates that you are participating in the course.
Additional Information
September 4, 2023 Labor Day Holiday, No classes
October 2, 2023                           Last day to drop a course or withdraw without academic penalty
November 22-24, 2023 Thanksgiving Holidays, No classes
November 27, 2023 Last day to drop a course or withdraw with academic penalty
December 10-11, 2023 Last Class Day, Final Exam due at 11 p.m.

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COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431