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Probability and Games
 
Bowen Kerins Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
Darryl Yong Harvey Mudd College, Pomona, CA
Al Cuoco Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
Glenn Stevens Boston University, Boston, MA
Mary Pilgrim Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
A co-publication of the AMS and IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute
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Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4704-4063-3
Product Code: SSTP/6
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AMS Member Price: $23.20
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Probability and Games
Bowen Kerins Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
Darryl Yong Harvey Mudd College, Pomona, CA
Al Cuoco Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
Glenn Stevens Boston University, Boston, MA
Mary Pilgrim Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
A co-publication of the AMS and IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4063-3
Product Code:  SSTP/6
List Price: $29.00
MAA Member Price: $26.10
AMS Member Price: $23.20
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-4338-2
Product Code:  SSTP/6.E
List Price: $29.00
MAA Member Price: $26.10
AMS Member Price: $23.20
Bundle Print and Electronic Formats and Save!
This product is available for purchase as a bundle. Purchasing as a bundle enables you to save on the electronic version.
List Price: $43.50
MAA Member Price: $39.15
AMS Member Price: $34.80
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    IAS/PCMI--The Teacher Program Series
    Volume: 62017; 137 pp
    MSC: Primary 00;

    Designed for precollege teachers by a collaborative of teachers, educators, and mathematicians, Probability and Games is based on a course offered in the Summer School Teacher Program at the Park City Mathematics Institute.

    This course leads participants through an introduction to probability and statistics, with particular focus on conditional probability, hypothesis testing, and the mathematics of election analysis. These ideas are tied together through low-threshold entry points including work with real and fake coin-flipping data, short games that lead to key concepts, and inroads to connecting the topics to number theory and algebra.

    But this book isn't a “course” in the traditional sense. It consists of a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. These materials provide participants with the opportunity for authentic mathematical discovery—participants build mathematical structures by investigating patterns, use reasoning to test and formalize their ideas, offer and negotiate mathematical definitions, and apply their theories and mathematical machinery to solve problems.

    Probability and Games is a volume of the book series “IAS/PCMI—The Teacher Program Series” published by the American Mathematical Society. Each volume in this series covers the content of one Summer School Teacher Program year and is independent of the rest.

    Readership

    Teachers of middle and high school mathematics.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Cover
    • Title page
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Chapter 1: Problem Sets for Participants
    • Chapter 2: Facilitator Notes
    • Chapter 3: Solutions
    • Back Cover
  • Additional Material
     
     
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This is exactly the sort of experience to invigorate in-service mathematics teachers in summer seminars.

      Paul J. Campbell, Mathematics Magazine
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Volume: 62017; 137 pp
MSC: Primary 00;

Designed for precollege teachers by a collaborative of teachers, educators, and mathematicians, Probability and Games is based on a course offered in the Summer School Teacher Program at the Park City Mathematics Institute.

This course leads participants through an introduction to probability and statistics, with particular focus on conditional probability, hypothesis testing, and the mathematics of election analysis. These ideas are tied together through low-threshold entry points including work with real and fake coin-flipping data, short games that lead to key concepts, and inroads to connecting the topics to number theory and algebra.

But this book isn't a “course” in the traditional sense. It consists of a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. These materials provide participants with the opportunity for authentic mathematical discovery—participants build mathematical structures by investigating patterns, use reasoning to test and formalize their ideas, offer and negotiate mathematical definitions, and apply their theories and mathematical machinery to solve problems.

Probability and Games is a volume of the book series “IAS/PCMI—The Teacher Program Series” published by the American Mathematical Society. Each volume in this series covers the content of one Summer School Teacher Program year and is independent of the rest.

Readership

Teachers of middle and high school mathematics.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Problem Sets for Participants
  • Chapter 2: Facilitator Notes
  • Chapter 3: Solutions
  • Back Cover
  • This is exactly the sort of experience to invigorate in-service mathematics teachers in summer seminars.

    Paul J. Campbell, Mathematics Magazine
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