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ERIC Number: EJ1093395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
Expected Trials under the Matching Rounds Problem
Farmer, Jim
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v28 n1 p29-37 2014
This article reviews the famous "matching problem," with a particular focus on the expected number of objects that are correctly placed. The author discusses the following topics: three versions suitable for teaching the matching problem in the classroom; the solution to the matching problem; the use of the strong form of mathematical induction; animations which may assist Year 10 science students interested in the pseudoscience sometimes employed by those trying to discredit evolution; and the relevance of this topic to the "Australian Curriculum."
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia