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375- Loaded Dice and Central Tendency: Analyzing Games of Chance

Friday, April 15, 2011: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom I (JW Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Dustin L. Jones

Middle school students played and analyzed games using a specially labeled 20-sided die. Their optimal strategies varied on the basis of three different sets of scoring rules. These strategies often related to the mean, median, or mode of the set of outcomes. Variations and extensions, such as using technology, will be discussed.

Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, 6 to 8

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