Today was my first day of teaching at UCI
“Statistics and Probability
”, the class I will be holding discussion sections for three times a week, starting this week, is a three quarter series, introducing (mostly freshman) undergraduates to basic issues of statistical methods.
The subject, it occurred to me today, is unlikely to be overly popular amongst the students at UCI, as is probably the case everywhere else, too.
I, for my part, am determined to make the section as entertaining and applied in focus as possible, and I hope that desperate ice-breakers of the sort of the “fun” games we did today will be rewarded by active participation.