Math 147S Spring 2022- SLEC Section 74713

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Welcome Math 147S

Statistics Support

My name is Gabriel Cuarenta-Gallegos, and I am going to be your instructor for this online version of Statistics Support course (Math 147S CRNS 34293).  I am excited to embark in this journey where we will work as a team to help you regain the tools needed to succeed in a statistics course.  I am confident that if you are willing to spend the time and effort to learn week after week, you will be able to achieve your goals for this course and your statistics course.  

This letter is to inform you of some of the important details prior to the start of the Spring 2022 online class.  Please read this page very carefully! This course will start on January 18,  2022, and you will gain access to your course on the first day of classes!  This class is partially synchronous and asynchronous.  We will meet once a week on Monday at 9:00 am to 9:50 am via Zoom and in addition there will be online weekly assignments. 

Contact information

Instructor: Gabriel Cuarenta-Gallegos

Email Address:

Voice Mail: 805-592-9063

Instructor Contact Expectations: 

The best and fastest way to contact me is email.  I will generally respond to your emails within 24 hours during weekdays only.  During busy times of the semester, the response time may increase to 48 hours.  On weekends, I will do my best to get back to you ASAP but I cannot guarantee an expeditious response. 

Course Environment:

This online course will be using a Web-based Learning Management System Canvas as the method to disseminate information. Canvas provides the framework for the course including PowerPoint presentations, student data files, the tools to receive and send course materials, and a grade book. Using the communication tools, you can communicate using e-mail, and you can share materials and ideas with other course participants via the discussion forums and groups.

Class opens / Accessing Canvas:

Prior to the Monday classes start January 18, 2022, you will receive an email to your address providing you with a reminder that class will be starting and log in procedures for Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content.  You will also receive a Zoom link to the conference room where we will be having our synchronous meetings on Mondays at 9:00 am.  You can access Canvas by logging into MyCuesta, then clicking on the Resources Tab, then clicking on Canvas in the Online Learning Channel, or by typing the Canvas address ( into your browser address bar. Do not bookmark / favorite the canvas site after your login, or you will get an error message next time you try to log in. You must access the canvas log in directly.

If you are not familiar with logging into canvas, please refer to the Canvas Quick Reference Guide.Links to an external site. Once logged into Canvas you will be directed on where to get started. Be sure to read all the direction on the course home page.  

If you are having difficulty logging into Canvas after January 18, 2022 and need assistance please email me or technical support at this email address:

Online Learning: 

This course is partially online using Canvas; all coursework (discussions, assignments, quizzes) is submitted online. Monday at 9:00 am is our only synchronous meeting day via Zoom.  Please be prepared to spend 2 - 3 hours per week on coursework for this class.


Regular Effective Contact policy:

Regular and Effective Instructor Contact will be met through weekly instructor initiated threaded discussion forums; weekly announcements to students; timely and effective feedback on student assignments; email, phone or messaging to individuals; and virtual office hours.

Course Description

This course provides instruction and review of core prerequisite skills, competencies and concepts necessary for success in Math 247, Introduction to Statistics.  Includes topics from pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra and the development of critical thinking skills needed for statistical analysis.  Intended for students concurrently enrolled in Math 247. 

 Student Learning Outcomes

What is Math 147S about?  In this course, you will practice the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in Math 247.  We will revisit some algebra skills, but we also focus on reading and critical thinking skills. When you successfully complete Math 147S, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Apply numerical algebra skills necessary for statistical analysis.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills necessary for statistical analysis.

Text Book and Materials

  • This course does not have a textbook.  All handouts and activities will be embedded in Canvas.
  • Supplemental Materials necessary:

Technical Support

Cuesta students are encouraged to direct all technical support inquiries to If you are having issues with Canvas, you should contact the Canvas Support Hotline at (877) 921-7680, or click on the help button on the Canvas Navigation to report a problem.

If you are having difficulty viewing the course or logging in, it may be because you are not using the correct url: or you are using your phone or using an unsupported browser.


Your learning environment is best accessed from a desktop or laptop computer, using Firefox or Chrome.  This may solve your problem!  Please review the browser requirements and minimum computer specifications.




  1. Contact the DSPS office.Building N3000, Room N3024
    Fall/Spring hours: M-F 8 a.m.-12 noon, 1-5 p.m, (805) 591-6215 NC, (805) 546-3148 SLO
  2. Present documentation of disability for review by a disabilities specialist
  3. Discuss options for support through DSPS
  4. Present a signed DSPS authorization for accommodation to your instructor.

College & Course Policies:

Academic Honesty Policy:

I understand that course grades can place pressure and stress that can lead to practices that are not conducive to learning.  If you are struggling with learning the concepts in the course, please reach out to me before you decide to act dishonestly with the submission of your work.  Examples of dishonest actions:

  • Sharing answers with another student to complete assignments or exams
  • Submitting someone else files as your own
  • Submitting either your assignments or another student’s files from a previous semester
  • Helping someone or receiving help on an exam
  • Getting someone else to take your exams or quizzes

If you decide submit work that is not your own, you will receive an F on the assignment.

 In addition to my course policy, please note all students attending San Luis Obispo County Community College District at any district site and when representing Cuesta College in any off-campus activity, assume an obligation to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner compatible with the Student Code of conduct. Please review the Cuesta College Student Code of conduct.

Add / Drop Policy:

 To succeed in this course, we need to have to a high level of participation.  In addition to the weekly Zoom meetings, all students will be expected to log in to the classroom two out of seven days week to complete assignments and participate in discussions.  I reserve the right to drop a student that misses more than three Zoom meetings or does not log in to the classroom two out the seven days a week.  If you decide to drop the course, please do so on your own so that it completed in a timely manner.

 In addition to my policy, please review the Cuesta policy for drops


Waitlist Policy:

I will add students in the order that they appear on the waitlist.  I will email students in the first week of class with add codes, based on the available spots in the course.

In addition to my course specific procedures, please review Cuesta’s waitlist procedure and instructions.

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