Random Victories Ben Orlin Cartoons July 23, 2014July 17, 2014 1 Minute Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Taggedconflict resolutionmisapprehensions about the nature of sportspetty arguments Published July 23, 2014July 17, 2014
4 thoughts on “Random Victories”
The guy on the left (mr blue) is of course absolutely right, which is why it is sometimes difficult to persuade students that probabilities are of any value whatsoever!
Yeah, kids (and adults!) are often pretty resistant to probabilistic arguments.
Of course, part of the fun of sports IS the randomness, and the fact that the “better” team doesn’t always win!
OT for this post, but not for this blog.
Stupid Trig Tricks: Quarters and Alison’s Triangle.
Nice! I’d stumbled across that “Quarters” pattern myself, but hadn’t thought of drawing up the triangle diagram. Also nice about that is the fact that opposite points of the triangle are reciprocals.