Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. The Lorenz curve and income disparity are discussed, and some popular misconceptions about the lottery are debunked.


Edited by Louis Lim, Thornhill Secondary School, Thornhill, ON, Canada

Lionel Garrison, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY

Contributor Notes

Lawrence M. Lesser,, who contributed “Lottery Lunacy,” is a statistics and mathematics education professor at The University of Texas at El Paso.

(Corresponding author is Lesser
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