The exercise for the students is a neat one involving biased and unbiased dice. If you read the Twitter thread a little further you’ll see suggestions about running Chi squared stats, too. All great stats examples.

In 2003 and 2004 I was involved in an television game show called “Play for a Billion.” On the show 1,000 contestants tried to guess a 6 digit number from a number that I had selected. If anyone did successfully guess the number I had selected they would have won one billion dollars.

I did an interview for the show, but it didn’t make it on air. A first cut of that interview is below. I thought it might be to use for a stats example because I picked my six digit number using dice. To determine if it would be ok to use the dice I had to run through a bunch of stats that were pretty similar to what the exercise above is asking the students to do.

This project was one of the most fun math-related projects that I’ve worked on in my career.