MegaMillions Jackpot

The estimated payout for the MegaMillions Lottery on Friday is $476,000,000, the highest payout ever for MegaMillions. Does it make mathematical sense to buy a ticket today? From the How To Play website: Interesting stat in the news article that allows you to figure out how many tickets were sold for the last drawing: The […]

Coaching vs Teaching

I’ve been coaching hockey and teaching math for around 8 years. I thoroughly enjoy the contrast of the two positions. But I’ve slowly noticed that there are many strategies in one job that carry over to the other. Here are some points for what makes a good hockey practice and a good hockey game. The corresponding teaching […]

Follow-up to 25 billion apps

Follow-up to 25 billion apps. Our class calculated that the app store would hit 25 billion on Friday at 11pm eastern. The contest is over, but the press release didn’t say when it finished. The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown […]