National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

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110- Save Money: Simulate the Lottery

Thursday, October 25, 2012: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Meeting Room 24 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Dave Kennedy

  • Simulate the Lottery with a TI.pdf (1.2 MB)

  • The Powerball lottery offers a context for some rich mathematical problem solving. We’ll simulate the game by using the Random Numbers feature of the Probability Simulation app on TI-83/84 calculators. We’ll make predictions, gather data, and analyze results by using high school–level combinatorics, arriving at the surprising expected value of a $1 ticket.

    Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
    Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12

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