Sunday, 15 April 2012

Maths performance task

While statistics are extremely valuable, they are also notorious for being a means that people use to make false and misleading arguments. Example:86% of statistics are made up on the spot, you know - the remaining 24% are mathematically flawed. This could simply be fabricated but this could be true because statistics use specific numbers, they have a quality of authority about them, and we may be a less suspicious that a statistical claim is false than we would be for a more descriptive argument. Saying "83% of students admit cheating on tests" just sounds more authoritative than "students admit they cheat on tests."

Collecting data is sometimes challenging as there are other factors to consider besides watching the things that we were suppose to collect data from. Such as sometimes the owners may not like us sitting there without using/paying for whatever we are collecting data from. Sitting/standing at that place for a long period of time also will attract attention.

Graphs and charts may be misleading. Looking at the chart above, you may see that in graph 1 the sales of hotdogs are a lot higher than the sales of hotdogs but in graph 2 there is little difference between them.

Friday, 30 December 2011

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google maps

google maps provide me with the distance i have to travel and how long does it take for me to get there.

i do not think that google maps are reliable as certain locations are not correctly placed.(eg.SST new campus 1 Technology drive is in USA according to google maps)

creating the blog

setting up this blog was very easy, everything went smoothly and nothing was out of place.

i think having this blog will help me with my learning experience as i can share my thoughts about the subjects i will be learning.

SST posting

I was elated when i found out i was accepted into SST. This picture represented my reaction after i read the letter. I was smiling and could not wait to tell everyone.