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Jeff Stady

Mathematics

Mathematics: Instructor

Office: A-210 on the Whidbey Island campus

Phone: (360) 679.5309

Email: Jeff.Stady@skagit.edu


Proctored Final Exams for Distance Education classes

All distance education math classes at Skagit Valley College require a pencil-and-paper proctored final exam.  Your DE math class will have a scheduled time for you to come to campus and take this exam.  If it isn't possible for you to come to campus, your instructor will work with you to find a qualified proctor to administer the exam to you.  It is your responsibility to find a proctor local to you and let the instructor know about it.  Public libraries, colleges, and commerial tutoring locations (such as Kaplan) often offer proctoring.  If you have any questions, ask your instructor. 

 


 

Summer 2017 information

For my summer 2017 classes (scroll down for more details...)

Notes:
1) Some form (either electronic or physcial) of the textbook is required in every class.
2) You should have the book by the first day of the quarter...extensions on work will not be given because a book hasn't arrived...
3) The syllabus for your class (along with the course ID required for either mymathlab or mystatlab) is located in our Canvas site.

Math 099 DE (online, distance education course):
1) mymathlab is required
2) Text: "Elementary and Intermediate Algebra" by Lehman, published by Pearson. You must have access to the textbook - either the physical copy or the electronic one that comes with mymathlab.  If you do not already have a physical copy of the textbook (and if you want one), any edition will work - the cheaper, the better. The reason any edition will work is that mymathlab includes the latest edition.

Math& 146 DE (online, distance education course):
1)  mystatlab is required.
2) Text: "Elementary Statistics" by Triola, published by Pearson. You must have access to the textbook - either the physical copy or the electronic one that comes with mystatlab.  If you do not already have a physical copy of the textbook (and if you want one), any edition will work - the cheaper, the better. The reason any edition will work is that mymathlab includes the 12th edition.
3) A graphing calculator (either a TI83, 84 or nspire) is required.

 



 

Spring 2017 Office Hours

Monday: 9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: available for drop-in or appointments 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday: available for drop-in or appointments 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Note: While drop-ins are always welcome, outside of posted office hours I cannot guarantee I will be in my office.  To save you from wasting a trip, I would strongly encourage you to email me to setup a meeting, etc.


 

Summer 2017 On-line (Distance Education) courses:

Math 099: Intermediate Algebra II

An important note about this course's final exam: This Distance Education course requires a proctored final exam (paper and pencil).  If you have any questions, please contact me at jeff.stady@skagit.edu.  

Course ID:  Is in the syllabus which can be found at our Canvas site (available after June 21, 2017).  We will be using both mymathlab and Canvas.

Course Description:

This is the second course in intermediate algebra, building on topics introduced in math 098. Topics include: composite and inverse functions; logarithmic, rational and radical functions; logarithmic, exponential, rational, absolute value and radical equations; radical and rational expressions; variation; absolute value inequalities; complex numbers; and modeling with logarithmic, exponential, rational and radical equations. A non-CAS graphing calculator is required.
Prerequisite: Math 098 with a grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score.

An important note about this course's final exam: This Distance Education course requires a proctored final exam (paper and pencil).  If you have any questions, please contact me at jeff.stady@skagit.edu.  


Math& 146 DE (DE1 and DE2): Introduction to Statistics

An important note about this course's final exam: This Distance Education course requires a proctored final exam (paper and pencil).  If you have any questions, please contact me at jeff.stady@skagit.edu.  

Course ID:  Is in the syllabus which can be found at our Canvas site (which will be available after June 21, 2017).  We will be using both mystatlab and Canvas.

Course Description:

This course presents a connected introduction to probability and statistics using statistical inference as its theme. The course covers descriptive statistics, probability distributions including the binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, and linear regression and correlation with an emphasis on statistical inference.  A graphing calculator is required.

Pre-requisite: Math 098 with a grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score

An important note about this course's final exam: This Distance Education course requires a proctored final exam (paper and pencil).  If you have any questions, please contact me at jeff.stady@skagit.edu.  


 

MyMathLab (myLab) Access Codes

All of my courses use Pearson's "mylab" system.  If you do not have a mymathlab or mystatlab access code, you may use a temporary access code.  This temporary code is provided as an option the first time you sign in to a new class or when you switch courses that use a different text (like switching from math 098 to math& 146).  This temporary code is valid for 14 days (from its activation).    Please keep in mind that once you register with the temporary access, you must purchase a code within 14 days or you will be locked out of your course.

If you are using a code for a statistics class, make sure that you have a "mystatlab" access code.  The mymathlab and mystatlab codes are no longer interchangeable.


Access Code Purchasing Options:  The enhanced electronic version of the textbook is online and available via your Access Code.  In order to use MyMathLab, you will need an Access Code.  Please select one of the following options:

· Purchase the Access code online from www.coursecompass.com (less expensive than the bookstore).
· Purchase the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a new textbook that includes the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a used textbook and purchase the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a used textbook and purchase the Access Code online from www.coursecompass.com (the Access Code is cheaper online).
· Purchase the Access code through an online vendor such as eBay or Amazon.  Codes purchased through these vendors are typically substantially less expensive ($30 and up) than the bookstore and the publisher.  However, there is a risk with these purchases - make sure you are buying a code that has not been used.

 

Graphing calculator info

Either the TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator is required for all math courses 098 and above.  Also, please be aware that some classes may not allow CAS calculators (TI-89, TI-92, TI-nspire CA, etc.)...if you are not sure if your class allows these specific types, please check with your instructor. 

If you do not wish to purchase either the TI-83 or TI-84, you may rent one from Skagit Valley College (at either the Mount Vernon Campus or the Whidbey Island Campus).  The rental fee is $20 per quarter.  If you are interested, please contact me.

Interesting Websites

TED:  www.ted.com

Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org

Wolfram Alpha: www.wolframalpha.com

Stats.org: www.stats.org

TI graphing calculator info: education.ti.com


 

Phi Theta Kappa info

Information on the Whidbey Island chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

 Interested in joining Phi Theta Kappa?  Contact me for more information.

Fall Class Schedule