MATH 115 :: Statistics
Fall 2012 @Leeward CC

Credit Hours:
Eric Matsuoka
808-455-0315 (Ph)
808-455-0509 (Fax)
Instructional Mode:
Cable TV
Instructional Mode:
Cable TV
08/20/2012 - 12/06/2012
Broadcast Channels:
EDUTV channel 354 (Spectrum - Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai counties)
MCTV channel 354 (Spectrum - Maui county)
UHTV channel 355 (Spectrum)
UHVod channel 358 (Spectrum)
Broadcast Schedule:
Oahu County: Oceanic channel 355 or QAM channel 46.55
MW 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fridays 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Hawaii County: Oceanic channel 355 or QAM channel 46.55
MW 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fridays 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Kauai County: Oceanic channel 355 or QAM channel 46.55
MW 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fridays 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Maui County: Oceanic channel 55
MW 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Fridays 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM (rebroadcast)
Course Requirements:
The lectures were taped in advance and will be broadcast on Oceanic cable channel 355 or 46.55 according to the “Broadcast and Testing Schedule” document that will be available for viewing, downloading, and printing from the course Yahoo group by the week before the start of the semester.

Information printed in this course syllabus and in the Broadcast and Testing Schedule supersedes any conflicting announcement made during the broadcast sessions.

Students are expected to subscribe to cable television and record each lecture for viewing and possible review, particularly before the exams. Oahu students can view a recording of a missed lecture in the Leeward CC Library
or Math Lab (MS-204). Neighbor island students must verify the availability of lecture recordings with their home campuses.

Video on demand (VOD) will also be available to students who miss a lecture broadcast, but students are cautioned that VOD should NOT be used as a primary means of viewing the lecture sessions.

There are also some internet components to the course so daily access to the email and the web are required. Laulima (the University of Hawaii system’s successor to WebCT) will NOT be used. Instead, announcements and course materials will be made available through the course Yahoo group.

Three ON-CAMPUS exams are required for this course. It is possible for a student to arrange for an alternate testing sites (with advance approval), but such exams MUST be proctored by an appropriate third party. This course CANNOT be successfully completed for credit entirely from home.


Barring emergencies, students must take each exam during its scheduled testing time frame, as listed in the Broadcast and Testing Schedule.
Course Prerequisites:
C or better in MATH 83 or equivalent, within the past two years
Course Description:
MATH 115 is an introduction to statistics that covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability, and inferential statistics.
TEXTBOOK: Statistics Concepts and Controversies, sixth edition, by David S. Moore and William I. Notz

Books may be purchased at the Leeward CC bookstore or ordered online at If you do not have access to the Internet or unable to travel to the bookstore, you may also order by phone at 1-800-UHBOOKS
CALCULATOR: A scientific calculator capable of two-variable statistical functions is REQUIRED but computers, personal data assistants, or other devices capable of substantial text storage will NOT be allowed on exams.

The widely-available TI-30xIIS (with TWO numerical display lines) is sufficient, inexpensive, and fairly easy to use,
and thus recommended; however, other TI-30 models (with only one numerical display line) are NOT SUFFICIENT because they are not programmed with two-variable statistics functions. Graphing calculators are allowed but not required since there are only a few occasions where their special functions might be useful.

The TI-82/83/84 graphing calculators and the recommended TI-30xIIS are the only calculator models that are supported in this course. Other makes/models may have the required functions but assistance on their use will not be available.

A student who needs assistance on such other makes/models must refer to their calculator’s
instruction manuals and/or seek support from the calculator’s manufacturer.

Printed directions for the statistical functions of the TI-30xIIS are posted in the Yahoo group.

Streaming videos showing how to use the TI-84 and TI-30xIIS calculators are available for viewing from links in the course Yahoo group.
Technical Requirements:
Cable allows students to take a course at home. To enroll in a cable class, students must have subscription to Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

Oceanic Digital Cable Subscribers (on Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii):
Tune to channel 355 to view your cable class broadcasts

Oceanic Analog Cable Subscribers (on Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii):
- If you have a digital TV that includes a QAM tuner, search for channel 46.55 to view your cable class broadcasts.

- If you do not have a digital equipment, such as an Oceanic-supplied digital cable box, contact Oceanic Cable Customer Care Service at (808) 643-2100 to find out how to get a digital equipment free of charge for so long as you maintain your existing analog service subscription (some restrictions apply.**). Once you have set-up your digital cable box, tune to channel 355 to view your cable class broadcasts.

Maui County Oceanic Subscribers:
- Tune to channel 55 to view your cable class broadcasts

Note: Before registering for the class, prospective students should check with their cable provider or programming line-up to verify they can view the education cable access channel at their home. If student resides in a region of their county that is unable to receive the educational cable access channel listed above, the student should not register for this cable class.

It is recommended that students record the broadcast of their class sessions in case they are unable to view it during the scheduled broadcast time. Students should be familiar with setting the timer on their VCR or DVR to record. For more tips go online at:

Cable class may include an online component. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have a computer with Internet access and a UH email account. For more information in regards to obtaining a UH email account please go to the following website:

Additional Notes:
Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:43:11