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Mathematics and the Male brain

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Tysilio:

--- Quote from: Deborah ---Math and statistics are perfectly honest and are accurate predictors, within a specified margin of error, when applied honestly and correctly.  However, since almost nobody understands it unscrupulous people can misuse the techniques to provide whatever result they want to present.  They have given the science an undeserved bad reputation.
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Too true.

I've said for years (decades actually) that a basic course in probability theory should be a requirement for graduating from high school, and everyone who graduates from college should have taken a basic statistics course.  Understanding the basics of this stuff is essential to learning to think.

Hardly anyone understands coin flips, fergodsakes.

KarlMars:

--- Quote from: Tysilio on March 25, 2016, 09:56:51 am ---Too true.

I've said for years (decades actually) that a basic course in probability theory should be a requirement for graduating from high school, and everyone who graduates from college should have taken a basic statistics course.  Understanding the basics of this stuff is essential to learning to think.

Hardly anyone understands coin flips, fergodsakes.

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I may not have graduated then. I had an IEP (Individualized Education Program) because I was mentally ill and had social problems. I can't do fractions or algebra. I did well in everything but mathematics. Government and Environmental Science were my favorites. I don't know if I could get any kind of degree in Environmental Science though.

Deborah:
Hey, I spoke too soon this morning and will be doing data analysis full time.  Yaaaaay

I went to a job interview after lunch and was offered the job at about the same salary I am getting now.  So I'll submit my two week notice on Monday.

I'll be assisting in experiment design and doing the data analysis for simulation experiments.  I'm looking forward to it.  Its been a while since I had an interesting job that required turning on more than a couple of brain cells at a time.


Sapere Aude

Deborah:

--- Quote from: Tysilio on March 25, 2016, 09:56:51 am ---Hardly anyone understands coin flips, fergodsakes.

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If they did the casinos would be empty.

arice:
No. I am good at math and tend to be masculine of centre but I know many cis women who are equally good at it and cis men who are lousy.
I used to tutor university math classes and most of my students were people who had just never been taught math in a way that worked for them.

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