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    perfect match

    Ahh, math in real life…but what about math in *reality* life? Photo Credit: MTV Press MTV’s Are You The One? unwittingly poses a mix of the old game standby Mastermind, probability, and reality-show intrigue. Photo Credit: Wikipedia “If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? In the most ambitious dating experiment ever attempted, that question will be answered as contestants compete in a series of challenges designed to test the intelligence of their heart. “Are You The One” begins by selecting 10 beautiful single women from across the US. Using the most extensive matchmaking process ever seen, 10 men will be found and…

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    skunk & cookie dough

    Yesterday we played Skunk in math class to explore chance. I chose this game because it’s simple, has the kids stand (fights against sleepiness in the morning), and can be altered to suit your teaching needs. I also added an incentive: the winner in each class would get a free cookie dough cupcake from our upcoming Valentine’s Day prom fundraiser bake sale. Photo Credit: Little Miss Runshine  I plan to bake the Little Miss Runshine cookie dough cupcakes and add a little cookie on top. This prize caused much clamoring for topping with cookie dough oreos and insisting that I price them at $30 per cupcake. I am sad to…