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ERIC Number: EJ1000878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Gaming the Law of Large Numbers
Hoffman, Thomas R.; Snapp, Bart
Mathematics Teacher, v106 n5 p378-383 Dec 2012
Many view mathematics as a rich and wonderfully elaborate game. In turn, games can be used to illustrate mathematical ideas. Fibber's Dice, an adaptation of the game Liar's Dice, is a fast-paced game that rewards gutsy moves and favors the underdog. It also brings to life concepts arising in the study of probability. In particular, Fibber's Dice nicely shows the connection between counting, probabilities, relative frequency, and the law of large numbers. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Language: English
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