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MAT177-80 WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENT

Here is some important information about MAT177-80

  • We meet in Lowell Pollard building room 403 at 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • We will be using a free web/PDF book (INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS by Illowsky & Dean)
    • Introductory Statistics textbook or CollabStatsText
    • DO NOT buy a book from the bookstore
    • A printed copy can be purchased from lulu.com for under $20, it takes about 5 days to get to your house
  • You MUST create a WebAssign account to turn in homework
    • The institution code is middlesex.mass
    • The class key is  – middlesex.mass 5860 8300
  • There are 20 laptops available for 28 students, if you have a laptop or tablet, I suggest you bring it
  • You will be doing lots of group work
    • How well you work as a group member is worth 5% of your final grade
  • You will be writing your own Unit Exams
    • This is the Rubric I use to grade the group exams you create.
  • This is a Flipped Class
  • You will be submitting your lecture notes weekly using VideoNot.es or some other tool (ie Word, Google Docs, EverNote etc.)
    • Video tutorial
    • Your notes for Chapter 1 are due  before the first class.
  • The weighting system for your final grades has been determined by polling classes since 2013 and here are the results
    • Weekly Classwork & Attendance 15%
      Lecture Notes 15%
      Homework 20%
      5 Unit Tests 30%
      Final Project 15%
      Group Evaluation 5%
  • You have a MCC email account, after this all correspondence from me will go there.
    • Make sure you check it!
  • The syllabus and schedule 
    • Notice that the notes for Chapter 1 are due BEFORE the first class!
  • You will need a Statistics Calculator (TI-83/84)

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