# Monthly Archives: September 2015

My occupation at this moment is a Assistant Teacher. With that job, statistics and probability plays a major role throughout my day. While teaching math it is my job to teach the children intermediate strategies for solving probability questions. Some kids get it right away and some don’t. And with probability statistics comes along with it. With the results from the probability question the kids can then take the results and create an analysis of data to better understand the format.

Hello,

My name is Anthony Serrano and my major is Biomedical Informatics!

As almost any other profession that you can think up of, Biomedical Informatics takes advantage of the mathematics field. Indeed, statistics can be a great tool to make sense of data and information. So what is data and information to a medical Informatician? Data is raw information, whereas information processed data.  Medical Informaticians usually derive their data and information from a health care system. By using statistics in certain ways, we can derive knowledge from information. And so we have the following: 1) Data is turned to information; 2) Information is then turned to knowledge.

By acquiring knowledge (i.e., to use for decision making) from the above process–using mathematics to make sense of the data and information–and using it effectively, health care organizations can cut down on their ever-increasing health care costs.  To address the ever-increasing cost of health care in the U.S., perhaps we can look to statistics to look for an alternative to Obama Care (PPACA 2010).

Anthony S.

# End of 2nd week update

The math department now has posted its own tutoring (as opposed to what is available in the tutoring centers). Unfortunately, the sessions are in midway, but I encourage you to make the special effort to go there. These are run by nearly-graduated students in the applied math and  math ed programs and many have 2 or 3 statistics classes BEYOND the one you are taking and may know 10 times more advanced statistics than I do (although I have TAUGHT the introductory topics over and over, and so know them probably better than they do).