This course examines the meaning and mathematics of probabilities, and how they arise in our everyday lives. Specific topics may include: the nature of coincidences, the concept of luck, games involving dice and cards, long run averages in casinos, margins of error in polls, the interpretation of medical studies, crime statistics, decision making, pseudorandomness, and Monte Carlo algorithms.
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NAME: Chelsea Rochman.
INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: EEB197H1S Biodiversity and the city
HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona.
THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Coco :)
MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: hmmmm… not sure.
THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: CSNY, Judy Blue Eyes.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Pickles & gummy candy.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Gummy worms & other gummy candy.
I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Multi-tasking.
A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I have 2 sisters named Berrye.
MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Keeping up with the knowledge.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: So you can see the nature behind the concrete in our city.
WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: We live in the Carolinian forest.
A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: There are just as many freshwater fish species as marine.
SOME FINAL WORDS: The waste hierarchy is a good rule to live by.
Good to know
Pre-requisites: Grade 12 Mathematics
Recommended Preparation: none
Breadth: The Physical and Mathematical Universes
CR/NCR: Not eligible for CR/NCR option
Restrictions: Restricted to first-year students
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