Student Co-author

HMC Undergraduate

Document Type



Mathematics (HMC)

Publication Date

Spring 1999


"Knock 'm Down" is a game of dice that is so easy to learn that it is being played in classrooms around the world. Although this game has been effective at developing students' intuition about probability [Fendel et al. 1997; Hunt 1998], we will show that lurking underneath this deceptively simple game are many surprising and highly unintuitive results.


First published by the Journal for Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, vol. 20, no. 1 (Spring 1999), by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

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