Tuesday, November 18, 2014

January 2012: Mathematicians, Poker, Skiing, The New Year, Reference Angles, Shakespeare, and the Super Bowl

(from January 1, 2012)

"Mathematicians Playing Poker"

Probability Question:

This probability question was suggested by Adam B. (a math teacher from Chicago)..

4 cards have been removed from a pack of 52 cards and placed face down in front of you. If you were to choose any 2 of the 4, the chance of getting two red cards is 50%.

What are the chances of picking a black pair?

Hint and solutions at the following link:


Using 2, 0, 1, 2, and any combination of math symbols/operations/functions, write equations that compute to every number between 1 and 25.



"Math and Skiing"

mathplane weekly comic archives 

(from January 15, 2012)

"Reference Angles"

(from January 21, 2012)

"Math Poet" (featuring Bill Shakespeare)

(from January 28, 2012 --- Super Bowl Sunday)

"NFL Math Test"  

Hidden Message Puzzle:

Solutions are at  http://mathplane.com/gate_edestinations/super_bowl_xlvi

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