March (Math)ness: Teach probability in math to create the perfect tournament bracket Quiz

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  1. Why is it difficult to predict the results of the NCAA Tournament? How is this difficulty related to the term “March Madness”? [1]
  2. Why do so many people still choose to fill out brackets despite the difficulty in predicting the outcomes of Tournament games? [1]
  3. What does mathematical probability show us about the chances of big upsets in the NCAA Tournament? [1]
  4. If upsets are so mathematically unlikely, why does it seem like they still happen so often? [1]
  5. Is it more likely to pick the winner of one game in the Tournament or to pick the winners of all the games? Why? [1]
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