Several months ago, Jill Montaquila asked for volunteers to work at the ASA booth during the USA Engineering and Science Festival that was held on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Beth Goodman’s first reaction was that, of course, she would volunteer. Being a high-school teacher, she wanted to be part of something that would allow her to share her love of mathematics and statistics. Additionally, she thought it would be a good opportunity for her children. The experience did not disappoint; in fact, it exceeded her expectations.
CHANCE starts out with an article by Jason Crowley, Brenna Curley, and Dave Osthus that analyzes results from the game show “Jeopardy” from 1984–2009. Graphical analysis is used to depict trends across the show’s history. Also included is a sidebar with new developments for the magazine.
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