# Tag Archives: probability

### Hanukkah Math – Playing the Dreidel Game

The traditional spinning-top dreidel game is fun and has math! Continue Reading →

### Football vs. Furniture – A Tale of Probabilities

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

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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… Continue Reading →

### 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. Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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! Continue Reading →

### 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. Continue Reading →