Date: Feb 3, 2011 3:14 PM
Author: Mya Caruso
Subject: RE: [ap-stat] Super Bowl Acitivity


I'm using an episode of Numb3rs (season 3 "Contenders")to talk about strength of schedule in the NFL and the need for standardizing values. It comes with an accompanying activity from TI.

Check out: http://education.ti.com/calculators/downloads/US/Activities/Detail?id=7880

:)Mya Caruso
Hawthorne High School

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> From: rlochel@hatboro-horsham.org
> To: ap-stat@lyris.collegeboard.com
> Subject: re:[ap-stat] Super Bowl Acitivity
> Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 05:47:30 -0800
>
> A few years ago, NPR aired a piece about the Super Bowl coin flip with a surprising result: the NFC had won the opening coin flip 10 years in a row. The podcast can be found here, and it is short enough to digest:
>
> http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=7320273
>
> This would bring up an interesting discussion about "runs" in coin tossing. Before you play the NPR piece, have kids provide a list of 20 "random" coin flips, and discuss the longest runs they listed. I have also done an activity similar to the one in this article:
>
> http://users.eecs.northwestern.edu/~nickle/310/2010/headRuns.pdf
>
> Split the class into two teams: one team generates a random sequence from actually flipping a coin (or using randint), while another generates a sequence off the top of their head. Discuss the differences.
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