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O'er the river, thru the woods
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Do You Know the Answer?
This seemingly benign question was given to students in Austrailia sitting for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Further Mathematics exam. The VCE is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete high school level studies (Year 11 and 12 or equivalent) in the Australian state of Victoria. Apparently the students felt the question was too difficult and took to social media to complain about it. Of course, social media replied in its usual understanding manner with, "Quit your whining! It's not that hard!".
It seems that 2015 has not been a good year for math questions. Australian students have already expressed their discontent. Scottish students didn't like the zebra and the crocodile, while English, Welsh and Irish students hate Hannah and "her stupid sweets"!
So, what do you think? Are you smarter than an Australian high school student?
Spotlight on AMS
So You Want to Minor in Math?
And really, who doesn't?
With most students, math is really a love-hate relationship -- they love to hate it. In actuality mathematics and statistics are viewed as a valuable skill regardless of your major. A strong mathematics background implies a logical approach to problems while a strong statistics background carries with it the ability to interpret the massive amounts of data that we are confronted with on a daily basis.
We currently offer a minor in Statistics and two minors in Mathematics. Our Statistics minor begins with Probability & Statistics and continues through courses covering Spatial Statistics and Survivor Analysis. Our minors in Mathematics begin with Differential Equations and, for the Mathematical Science minor, follows with your choice of 5 additional courses as varied as your interests allow. Our minor in Computational & Applied Mathematics is a bit more focused on those applied courses that may be helpful in your engineering pursuits.
For more information, check out our Undergraduate offerings! or stop by our main office in Chauvenet 141. We're happy to answer any questions you have.
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