Discrete Probability

During Summer 2012, I taught Math 20: Discrete Probability. The course website can be found here. During this quarter, I spent 6 Thursdays (during Dartmouth’s x-hour) doing problem sessions, during which students worked in groups to solve interesting problems. Other x-hours were dedicated to learning Matlab.

The problem session handouts are listed below.

Problem Session 5 was my favorite because it gave the students the freedom to invent their own scenarios. Many modeled a Markov chain based on their life as a students while others came up with fanciful scenarios or scenarios from pop culture. It was certainly the most fun of the problem session answers to read through.