Rock-paper-scissors: What’s your strategy?

 Of course we all realize that math is useful for everyday tasks, from calculating an appropriate tip at a restaurant to determining how many miles your car is getting for every gallon of gasoline.


But one mathematician has been using his skills for an even more leisurely purpose. Visit this blog from Slate to read about math-based strategies for “always,” according to author Harrison Jacobs, winning at rock-paper-scissors. While you’re at it, you might check out this recent Slate post, which includes a shout-out to StraighterLine!

(And if you’re interested in brushing up on your own math skills, you should definitely consider taking one of our math courses).

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