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.

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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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