Monday, March 02, 2009

My Life with Data and Observations

My gen-ed class has 35 students officially enrolled. 10 men and 25 women.

Eight of the men sit in the back row. One sits in the 2nd to back row, with his girlfriend. One shows up late and sits wherever there is a seat.

Two of the women stopped coming to class near the very beginning of the semester. Of the remaining 23, only one sits in the back row.

In the fall of 2007, 417 first-time freshmen took the gen-ed math class. Gender lines break down as roughly 2/3 women, 1/3 men.

In contrast, in the fall of 2007, 360 first-time freshmen took the "real" Calc 1 (for science and engineering). That was roughly 2/3 men, 1/3 women.