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"I am doing a project on probability and lottery numbers. For the past two days I have been searching the WWW for information on this topic, but I have found none."
"I am an 8th grade math teacher in Boston, and I am developing a series of lessons on how statistics can be manipulated to show whatever the presenter wants them to show. However, I have not been very successful in finding a wide variety of examples of statistical manipulation..."
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An excellent resource for probability and statistics is the CHANCE Database:
The AMTE mailing list, run by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, has featured an interesting discussion about integrating a writing assignment on poetry into the math classroom. Ted Panitz of Cape Cod Community College in W. Barnstable, Massachusetts began the conversation:
WRITING ASSIGNMENT - THERE IS A POET IN ALL OF US:
"I would like you to write a poem about math. You may use any form of poetry you wish such as free verse, rhyming, haiku or any other form you prefer. You may write about your experiences with math in this class or other classes, your feelings about math or problems you are having, or a math problem, if one can be translated into poetry..."
This discussion and others from the AMTE list are archived by the Math Forum. Since Internet conversations often go off in several directions under different subject headings, you can use the Forum's full-text search to identify all of the relevant threads. In this case select the link at the top of the archive - 'Search amte' - and enter the keyword 'poet'.