Special Features

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Prof. Oates’s Spring 2011 Teaching and Office Hours Schedule

Here’s my OCCC schedule for the Spring 2011 term.

Math General Education Courses and Course Precedence Diagram

A summary of the OCCC general education math courses is available here.

Here’s a precedence diagram for OCCC math courses (Adobe Acrobat file).

Math Help (Other Subjects, Too!)

Lots of help for math and other subjects is available at KhanAcademy.org and free-ed.net.  Give them a try.

View Your Grades

Your grades for the Fall 2010 semester are now available on the OCCC MineOnline website.  Grades for previous semesters are available on the OCCC MineOnline system.  Here’s a procedure for viewing them.  If your Fall 2010 Math for Health Careers or College Algebra grade differs from what you reasonably expected, please e-mail me as soon as possible.

New Pics

Christmas celebrations:  2010-12-25, Christmas at Carri and Dustin’s,  2010-12-24, Christmas at Glenda and Joe’s.   (updated)

OCCC’s Nursing School conducts its 2010-12-17 Pinning Ceremony.

Fiftieth anniversary pics:  find (use Ctrl-F) “Buddy & Betty” without quotation marks; or just see far below.

How NOT to Analyze Data

“Global Warming Stopped in 1998”  Oh, really?  Here’s a classic case of 1) playing fast and loose with data, cherry picking a short segment while ignoring the bigger picture and 2) complete failure to understand the complexity of the system that’s being discussed.  At best, it’s a manifestation of ignorance; at worst, it’s a classic propaganda technique.  Have a look at the big picture here .  Be careful not to make such an error yourself or unwittingly spread the results of someone else’s erroneous analysis.  A statistics course [find “Statistics”] is a useful prevention for some of these kinds of errors.  So is the study of propaganda techniques.

Personal Items Section Moved

The Personal Items section has it own tab at ProfOates.wordpress.com .


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