[Numeracy 475] Re: More on-line/Friday Puzzle

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Chip Burkitt chip.burkitt at orderingchaos.com
Fri Aug 6 22:41:41 EDT 2010

There are 224848 ways to deal 7 cards form a standard deck where 4
have the same value. The chances of getting 4 of a kind from 7 cards is
1 in 595.

On 8/6/2010 10:48 AM, Istas, Brooke wrote:


> It's Friday!!


> I love hearing everyone's thoughts about on-line education for

> developmental mathematics students. Thank you to the subscribers who

> have posted your thoughts and please continue to post more on this

> topic. I know that our community college utilizes a content rich

> program that has embedded videos of instruction and animation, works

> example problems, and will even work the problem given but then will

> assign a different problem to the learner. But, as many of you have

> pointed out it isn't perfect at assessing comprehension. As I

> mentioned yesterday, all the emotions a learner feels when doing math

> impact their learning. In a face-to-face, an instructor can observe

> and manage a learner's non-verbal cues; which then translate into

> "knowing" the learner. However, if an instructor isn't physically can

> this be accomplished? Is it possible for an on-line instructor to

> truly "know" their students as well as a face-to-face instructor? What

> needs to be in place for a learner to "bond" with their instructor

> whom they will never physically see?


> Just some thoughts....


> I have my opinions and I would love to hear yours.


> Have a great weekend, try to say cool if you are one of the many

> states enjoying the HOT weather!


> Brooke Istas


> Puzzle of the day -- Since I am in Vegas this weekend let's do a

> probability puzzle:


> Suppose you are dealt 7 cards from a standard deck of cards (52

> cards), how many ways can you obtain four of a kind? (Four of a kind

> means -- 4 cards of the same value and 3 card of a different value)



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