ERIC Number: EJ1057405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Did the Gamemakers Fix the Lottery in the Hunger Games?
Caudle, Kyle; Daniels, Erica
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v37 n2 p37-40 Sum 2015
The Hunger Games is an annual event in the fictional country of Panem. Each year, 24 children (tributes) are chosen by lottery from 12 districts to fight to the death in the arena for the entertainment of the Capitol citizens. Using statistical analysis and computer simulations, we will explore the possibility that the Gamemakers, those in charge of planning the Hunger Games, fixed the lottery. Using the fictitious data from Suzanne Collins' book "The Hunger Games," we show how students can learn how to perform a permutation goodness of fit test.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computer Simulation, Novels, Goodness of Fit, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics
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