Look at me try
4th November 2012
If there is one subject I hate more than Chemistry, it’s Statistics. I hate it with a passion and I have done ever since GCSE.
So I’m pretty sure you could guess how annoyed I was when I found out one of my modules for the year would be based entirely on statistics. And that our group work would be marked based on how active we were within our groups…on Facebook.
Yes, I have a Facebook account, but it doesn’t mean I like it. I believe it causes more problems than it’s worth. You only have to watch the Jeremy Kyle show to see that. Now I have to spend half of my day on there, checking my Facebook group to make sure I haven’t missed any work that has been set. I’m coping but that’s not to say I agree with this method of teaching. It’s a joke!
Life doesn’t revolve around Facebook.
Anyway, I have been trying hard with this module, even though I hate it. I kind of want to prove to myself that I can do statistics, and that statistics can be interesting.
Well, it can’t, but it was worth a try.
For example, a couple of weeks ago we were told to make a frequency histogram using random objects we could find around the house. For instance, my lecturer made a video showing how we used the height of the heel on a selection of high heel shoes to make categories for a histogram. Now, I haven’t got much stuff lying around my flat. I left a lot of my stuff at home. The only thing I thought I could use was my comics. I have only really started my comic collection since starting university. I decided to make categories based on the price of the comics in pounds and laid out the comics on my floor in the form of a histogram. Then I took a picture and uploaded it to the Facebook group.
Turns out it was a pretty good idea as I made it into the lecture the week after. See…
Mine is the one on the right, if you couldn’t tell. Clearly they all have Harley Quinn on the front.
However, I only got to see this lecture yesterday when my lecturer uploaded it to Blackboard. You see, I walked out of this lecture early as it was the day I had my card details stolen and I was so worried I ran out and ran to the bank. And I missed my moment of fame.
I may not be good at statistics, and I may hate it, but at least I made it fun by linking it to Batman.