Paradoxes and fallacies are fun teaching tools, and elementary courses in probability theory are well supplied with them. I have long thought that more advanced probability classes would be more palatable if we presented our students with more opportunities to go "Wait, that can't be right", and sink their teeth into something really just-plain-wrong. Happily, we now have about ten more such morsels to offer them:
Anyone taking 36-754 from me next spring should expect to see sections 2 and 3 as assignments.
Posted by crshalizi at June 27, 2006 14:00 | permanent link