NCTM 2011: Mathematics of Game Shows slides

At NCTM 2011, attendees learned some mathematics while vying to win a selection of fine cheeses and a copy of Slumdog Millionaire.  This talk addressed the math problems that arise around game shows, especially those of interest to the producers of the show and not just the contestants.

Here are the slides for the talk.  What games and problems should be part of the next one?

Mathematics of Game Shows @ NCTM 2011


About Bowen Kerins
Bowen is a mathematics curriculum writer. He is a lead author of CME Project, a high school curriculum focused on mathematical habits of mind, and part of the author team of the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum series. Bowen leads professional development nationally, primarily on how math content can be taught with a focus on higher-level goals. Bowen is also a champion pinball player and once won $1,000 for knowing the number of degrees in a right angle.

4 Responses to NCTM 2011: Mathematics of Game Shows slides

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  2. Karim says:

    I just popped through the presentation, and it looked like a fun time. Sorry I missed it. Where are you based, Bowen? Are you ever in the DC area? Either way, it’d be fun to rap. My email is attached.

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