Tag Archives: probability

Football vs. Furniture – A Tale of Probabilities

Football vs. Furniture – A Tale of Probabilities

Check out the math in this strange and exciting furniture promotion based on the football championships!More

Blog Giveaways – How People Lose

Blog Giveaways – How People Lose

Did you know that by sharing a blog giveaway, you’re REDUCING your chances to win!? Sounds nuts – but there’s math behind it!More

Probability Tree Diagrams as Puzzles!

Probability Tree Diagrams as Puzzles!

Probability tree diagrams are a tool to help students find probabilities. But they can also be a puzzle. Learn how and get the FREE DOWNLOAD here!More

The Math Behind the Monty Hall Problem

The Math Behind the Monty Hall Problem

As promised, here’s the “hard way” to understand the Monty Hall Problem. A little math involved, but also the Back to the Future Time Machine!More

The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

The Monty Hall Problem Explained – The Easy Way

There are a couple of ways to explain the Monty Hall Problem – the easy way and the hard way. I have to make cheesy potatoes, so the hard way comes tomorrow…More

Math Crafts: Probability Earrings

Math Crafts: Probability Earrings

Want to get your homeschool teenager to do probability? Try heading to the bead shop first. This video shows probability in action with a beautiful end result.More

In How Many Ways Can You Solve the Thiagi Circles Jolt?

In How Many Ways Can You Solve the Thiagi Circles Jolt?

A fun puzzle from world famous Thiagi – and the number of different ways to solve it!More

How to Calculate Permutations and Combinations

The two previous posts showed how to tell the difference between permutations and combinations and how to work with factorials. Now you’re ready to do some calculations!More

Permutations and Combinations – How to Tell the Difference

Have you ever been told that “In permutations, order matters”? There are lots of permutation problems where there’s no ordering whatsoever. So how can you tell?!? Here’s how.More

How to Pronounce n! and How to Use Factorials

You may have seen n! – and I don’t mean to scream the 14th letter of the alphabet at you. So what the heck are factorials and why do you ever need to learn them? (Guess what – the answer is in this post!)More