Mathlete

Saturday, 23 January 2010

The new se­mes­ter has kicked off and any sem­blance of a hol­i­day has fi­nal­ly left the build­ing. The class I’m tak­ing for the next 4 months is Applied Quantitative Reasoning. The in­struc­tor doesn’t ap­pear to be a hard-ass, but he’s play­ing every­thing ex­act­ly by the CSU pol­i­cy guide. I get the feel­ing be­cause it’s eas­ier for him to let the pol­i­cy al­ready in place do the work. This class is ba­si­cal­ly a part-time job; sta­tis­ti­cal math­e­mat­ics for 16 hours per week.

It’s go­ing to be a chal­lenge, but I al­ways rise to those. I’ve not ex­er­cised my math mus­cles in a decade, so I ex­pect there will be some nec­es­sary cob­web-blow­ing in the first weeks.