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August 26, 2002

The Mathematics of Bingo

How many numbers have to be called out before someone yells "Bingo!"? It depends. Since I'm gearing up to teach the game design course again, this article about Probabilities in Bingo caught my eye. One of the new assignments or exercises I'm thinking about adding to the course involves figuring out what makes things fun. That will take a combination of motivation theory and math to figure out. [from Science News via Geek Press]