# Tag Archives for probability

## The Perfect Bracket?

What are your chances of picking the perfect March Madness College Basketball Tournament bracket?  How does the change from 64 to 65 to now, 68 teams in the field complicate things?  How many brackets would you need to fill out … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by oldmanmarks
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## 4th Down

It’s 4th down.  Should you go for it?  Punt?  Kick a field goal?  Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call … The graph below gives the recommended option for 4th down situations … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by oldmanmarks
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## 320 million dollar Powerball

People were excited about recent jackpots of 320 million and 425 million dollars in the Powerball game.  Compound probability can be explored in this current new’s story.  Students calculate the probability of individual numbers drawn and then look for the … Continue reading

20. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Odds on winning the Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another How do you calculate compound probability?  Skip the betting odds and deal only with the odds that one horse could win 3 amazing races.  June 9th is the Belmont Stakes race … the last race in the … Continue reading

04. June 2012 by Leslie
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