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Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog: A Tour
Dr. Tanya Khovanova is a mathematician whose research interests lie in recreational mathematics, combinatorics, probability, geometry, number theory. Currently, she is a Lecturer and PRIMES Head Mentor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In To Count the Natural Numbers, … Continue reading
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Hot Hands and Tuesday’s Children
People, especially sports fans, seem to believe that players can get “hot,” that they will hit more baskets (or succeed in whatever metric is of interest in their sport) more after a series of hits than after a series of … Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Gelman, fallacy of the hot hand fallacy, hot hand, hot hand fallacy, Jordan Ellenberg, probability, sons born on Tuesday, Tanya Khovanova
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