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Facing the Odds: The Mathematics of Gambling and Other Risks
Facing the Odds: The Mathematics of Gambling and Other Risks is a middle-school curriculum on probability, statistics and mathematics. The curriculum was developed by the Division and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Facing the Odds was designed to enhance critical thinking, number sense and knowledge of mathematics of gambling to help young people develop rational views about gambling and make informed decisions when confronted with gambling opportunities. Facing the Odds has been used in the classrooms in Massachusetts and beyond. The PDFs listed below are free and downloadable.