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UW students attempt math

2010-01-05 19:42:19.65215+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Brainlog linked to Cliff Mass asking how good UW students are at math.

Here's a PDF of the test (in the missing diagram for 3b, it's a right triangle with angle α, a is the adjacent side, b is the opposite, c is the hypotenuse) which you should take before you compare your results to those of Cliff Mass's students in the Atmospheric Sciences 101 class (PDF, with answers). I found the results jaw-dropping. I was never a terribly good student, but none of these are more than fairly simple 11th grade high school problems.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-01-05 20:17:47.069792+00 by: m

All, with the possible exceptions of 3b and 4b, should be within the capability of anyone who has had the first half of Elementary Algebra -- 8th or 9th grade. 3b and 4b should be able to be solved by the second half of the above class.