MATH 115 :: Statistics
Fall 2010 @Leeward CC

CRN: 51301
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Eric Matsuoka
ematsuok@hawaii.edu
808-455-0315 (Ph)
808-455-0509 (Fax)
Course URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/math115
Instructional Mode: Cable TV
Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/09/2010
Broadcast Channels: EDUTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai counties)
MCTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Maui county)
UHTV channel 355 (Oceanic TWC)
UHVod channel 358 (Oceanic TWC)
Broadcast Schedule: Oahu County: Olelo channel 55
MW 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (rebroadcast)

Hawaii County: Na Leo O Hawaii channel 55
MW 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (rebroadcast)

Kauai County: Hoike channel 55
MW 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (rebroadcast)

Maui County: MCCTV channel 55
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
no rebroadcast
Course Requirements: THIS IS A TELEWEB COURSE!
The lectures were taped in advance and will be broadcast on Oceanic cable channel 55 (or equivalent) 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.
THIS COURSE IS NOT SELF-PACED
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.
Textbooks: TEXTBOOK: Statistics Concepts and Controversies, sixth edition, by David S. Moore and William I. Notz
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: TECHNICAL: In addition to having daily access to cable television broadcasts and a device to record the lectures,
each student enrolled in this course is required to have daily access to the internet and an email account. Email will
be the primary means of contact both with me and, if desired, with other students in the class. Students are
required to join the course Yahoo group and either elect to receive group messages or log into the group daily to
check for and to read course announcements and assignments. It is vital that students check the email account
they designated when they joined the Yahoo group, since that is where the group messages will be sent. Course
documents will be posted to the group as “pdf” files, which require version 6 or higher of the Adobe Reader
(available for free download from http://www.adobe.com). Students are expected to access, read, and print such
documents on their own. The college will NOT provide such course materials in printed form!
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. An Alternate Technology
Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately
upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an
alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP,
or Cable Provider.
VIDEO ON DEMAND: Students who have broadband internet access (cable or DSL but NOT dial-up) can view a
missed lecture session by using Video On Demand (VOD). Due to bandwidth limitations, VOD is NOT to be used as
a primary means of viewing the class lectures. Login directions will be sent by email as a group message at the
beginning of the semester. To meet with copyright guidelines, each class session’s VOD videostream will be
accessible for two weeks after the first cable broadcast. However, VOD videostreams for class sessions initially
broadcast during the last two weeks of the course are accessible only until the last day of instruction. Neither your
instructor nor Leeward Community College provides support for VOD. All questions or concerns regarding
the use of VOD must be emailed to their support account: vod-support-l@hawaii.edu.
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.

An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:14:49