I'm so glad to be finished with the official debate on the Saipan casino initiative. (And I dread seeing myself on local television!)
In a bit of follow-up research, I found this nifty site that offers a curriculum from Harvard Medical School for middle school kids on mathematics, probability and gaming--to help educate them about gambling and risk. FACING THE ODDS.
I like the bit about helping kids make the transition from "magical thinking" to "mathematical thinking." I'm not in middle-school, but it's been a long time since I took "probability and statistics" in college, so even I would like to be a student in this class!
(And now I hope to turn my blogging back to writing--and getting ready for NaNoWriMo!)