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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: North Bay's Nipissing University hosted the annual meeting of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education, which attracted about 650 math teachers. As one of the featured speakers, I presented a talk on randomness. My examples included slot machines, Tilt-A-Whirls, random-number generators, dice, and tossed coins. For my finale, I had set up about two dozen U.S. pennies so that they stood on edge on the surface of a table...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Probability

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