Welcome to the 30th Anja S. Greer Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology being held June 22 - June 27, 2014 at Phillips Exeter Academy. If this is your first time to the conference, use our interactive map to get to know the campus. Registration is held at the Phelps Academy Center and classes are primarily in the Phelps Science Center or the Academy Center.  You can find your dorm by using the buiding filters.  Your conference "Welcome Letter" includes your dorm assignment.  Please note on the map, the dorms are listed as male or female.  The gender assignment of the dorms may change the week of the conference based on our needs.  
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Thursday, June 26 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
What lawyers, doctors, and the MLB don't know: digging deeper with probability

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Conditional probability is the probability that some event A happens, given event B happens (conditional upon event B) fools the experts every day, and often with dire consequences. What are some examples where we have seen this go very wrong? What makes conditional probability so anti-intuitive? How can we teach students to think about it differently so that they don't make the same mistakes? These are the kind of questions that we will investigate using some interesting real world examples (assuming no prior knowledge of probability rules and topics).

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Christine Fitzgerald

The Rivers School

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:45pm - 4:30pm EDT
Forum 3rd Floor Academy Center

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