Hi guys, as a part of an AP Statistics project I’m doing, I’m investigating how individuals’ math grades correlate with the number of STEM-related competitions (e.g. Math competitions, Science Olympiad, VEX competitions, and the like) they attend in a given year.
I’d like to sample a very heavily STEM-focused group of people in addition to my other data, so I’m coming here to ask for your help. If you fill out the following form, take a screenshot of the “form submitted” page or your form itself and message it to me on Discord (M8R#2150). I’ll send you some video of my robot (Tray on top of an rd4b, stacks 9 cubes) as thanks for your help.
I basically failed my Pre-Calc 2 class and got pretty low grades some of my other math classes but I did a lot of programming for my (frc) team that involved a lot of calculus and skills beyond what I was taught. I can’t speak for other schools but my math classes grade you less on tests/knowledge of the subject and more on filler like “homework” (30 mins of busy work every night) that really wasn’t necessary for learning. Just wanted to put that out there as a possible flaw with your statistics but I think my last 3 classes were B, C, F. I have competed in FRC for 2 years and VEX for 1 (I did VEX alone just for fun to get a sort of gauge of what I can do). I also do a lot of video game programming to the side, if that counts. Anyway, hope this helps!
I am not surprised by this at all. People with very high math grades come in all shapes and sizes. Some don’t want to leave the house at all while others will go to anything and everything. I think a question that might yield some correlation is grade to robotics performance. This would be ALOT harder to poll though as there are many ways to judge good performance. Your research is very interesting and I might just have to do my own study on this later or get one of my stat friends to do it.
Just a personal note here that’s probably not gonna help; There’s a pretty big limit on the range of ‘events attended’ (i find it hard to believe someone did 50 in one year), so it would for sure be more difficult to find a trend of some sort.
Also probably not gonna help, try getting rid of some outliers? I see a pretty rough correlation but there seem to be a few outliers messing it up.
For whatever reason I was able to get 100 on my math class last year.
However, wouldn’t posting your survey here make it less reliable since this is a STEM - related forum? (basically everyone will have a non-zero number for STEM-related events attended). Or are you posting your survey in other places as well.
i got like 94 all year in math and got 16 troughfies and won 7 tournaments last year although the reason was my best-friend and i talked all of that class and i was a “bad influence on the class” but mostly just a few girls i hung out with i also never did my hw so my grade could have been higher i got like an 100 on all my tests though so idk if that helps much because i was a very interesting 8th grader