Tennis, Anyone?

  • Tennis, Anyone?

    Ted Hodgson, Maurice Burke
    The variety of strategies that can be used to determine the probability that a player wins a tennis game, given a probability of 60 percent that he or she wins each point. The tennis problem promotes high-level thinking and may serve as an excellent problem context for exploring a variety of mathematical concepts. The article suggests strategies for using the problem in 9-12 classrooms.