Activities for Students: Dealing Cards with Confidence

Author: Michael Dempsey
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When understood and applied appropriately, mathematics is both beautiful and powerful. As a result, students are sometimes tempted to extend that power beyond appropriate limits. In teaching statistics at both the high school and college level, I have found that one of students' biggest struggles is applying their understanding of probability to make appropriate inferences.


Edited by Ruth Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Aurora, IL

Patrick University of Rochester (PhD student) Rochester, NY

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Michael Dempsey,, teaches AP Statistics and Honors Precalculus at Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey, and is also an adjunct instructor at Peirce College in Philadelphia. His interests include real-world applications of probability and statistics.

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