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Binomial Probability and Corn hole

After thinking about ways to make our learning and practice with binomial probability interesting and meaningful to my students and falling short each time I remembered an example my professor used in class.  We used binomial probability to determine the probability that a basketball player would make 8 free throws given 10 attempts with a… Continue reading Binomial Probability and Corn hole

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Counting Rules and Cookout Milkshakes

I am always trying to find problems that my students want to solve.  As a resident of South Carolina we have the lovely fast food restaurant: Cookout.  Cookout is known for cheap food and their fancy milkshakes.  There are 40 different flavors of a fancy milkshake.  Most people assume that there are 40 different milkshakes that… Continue reading Counting Rules and Cookout Milkshakes

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The Problem with Traditional Grades

In my first year of teaching I have quickly come to realize that the traditional grading system does not benefit and help my students.  As the end of a grading period comes to an end they are concerned about extra credit and changing their grade.  My students are not concerned with their understanding of the… Continue reading The Problem with Traditional Grades