March Math Madness: The Mathematics of the NCAA Basketball Tournament
March 2006, Volume 11, Issue 7, Page 334
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.
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