Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

Toward a Fairer Expansion Draft

_____________________________________
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
_____________________________________

Visit this site: http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathland_5_13.html

Author:Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Description: When new teams are brought into an established league, the team owners usually take turns picking players from a pool of available talent. The conventional method for such drafts, however, often produces unfair results. For example, if one of two owners of new teams wins the coin toss, that owner gets to pick first, and then the picks alternate between the two owners. It's quite possible that the owner making the first selection will consistently get the better player of each pair available, building a team that may be considerably stronger than that chosen by the owner going second...

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Combinatorics, Probability

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.