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1. Looking Deathworthy: Perceived Stereotypicality of Black Defendants Predicts Capital Sentencing Outcomes (internal link)
Abstract: This study examined whether the likelihood of being sentenced to death is influenced by the degree to which a Black defendant is perceived to have a stereotypically Black appearance.
Category: Probability



2. Math, SATs, and Racial Profiling (external link)
Abstract: The author writes about how he and his students have used technology to investigate racial profiling and to analyze the relationship of family income level to scores on standardized tests.
Category: Histograms, Probability, Scatterplots, Correlation



3. The Odds of Winning at Powerball (external link)
Abstract: How hard is it to win the lottery? How do mathematicians determine the odds for winning? This site explains how to calculate the odds for a game of Powerball.
Category: Combinations, Permutations, Probability



4. Upward Mobility Through Sport? The myths and realities (external link)
Abstract: Breaks down the unliklihood of becoming a professional athelete
Category: Probability, Statistics



5. Who Does the Lottery Benefit? (internal link)
Abstract: The goal of this lesson is that students consider some of the arguments against the lottery and how it functions as a regressive tax. The mathematics involved include combinations, permutations, and probability.
Category: Chance, Probability, Permutations, Combinations




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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
UCSD
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East Oakland Community High School