March Math Madness: The Mathematics of the NCAA Basketball Tournament

  • March Math Madness: The Mathematics of the NCAA Basketball Tournament

    Mark Colgan
    The mathematics involved in the NCAA basketball tournament including data analysis, basic probability, expected value, and the multiplication principle. A fun activity is presented that applies these concepts and involves students shooting Ping-Pong balls to discover a best strategy. Sample charts and questions are included, as well as extension questions.