Originally Posted by

**sida1049**
I'm currently taking MATH2961 and STAT2911 right now (would totally take more maths but I'm balancing my economics major too).

For me, MATH2961 so far has been fairly breezy, but not uninteresting (generalising anything to n-dimensions is pretty cool). Though we're still in fairly familiar territory, and I'm certain the course will get harder once we get up to the linear algebra part. A lot of students here are actually from the normal stream in first year, so a lot of unfamiliar faces.

Of the ones I'm taking, STAT2911 is definitely the most difficult course right now. The lecturer goes through the content like lightning, but he's pretty good (a lot better than my first-year MATH1905 in my opinion). The content is quite interesting though, so I'm pretty content. The lecturer for STAT2011 is the same I had for MATH1905; he's not necessary bad, but you'll hear some conflicting opinions (I thought he was alright, but in general students tend to be more satisfied with him teaching STAT2011, from what I've gathered). STAT2011 seems to be a lot slower, and definitely dimensions easier than STAT2911.

I totally recommend doing a maths major if you're interested. Statistics is great, but you'll need a lot of persistence because it's unfamiliar for a lot of students, and generally students tend to like maths lecturers more. Nonetheless if you're doing a statistics major, I totally recommend spending some units on maths as well (particularly MATH2061, and any other unit you might find interesting).

Also, come to SUMS! Our maths society has sessions every Thursday 1pm (New Law Annex 106 this week), which includes a half-hour presentation on a topic of maths, and **free pizza** afterwards! So if you enjoy free pizza and don't mind (or better yet, enjoy) listening to maths, come join us (you don't need membership to come in).

How are you finding your units so far?

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