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Video Can you guess the weight of Uluru?

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What is the "wisdom of a crowd"? Mathematician Lily Serna investigates a mathematical phenomenon that suggests that if you have a large enough crowd, with a broad variety of people making estimates, then the mean (average) answer of the crowd will be accurate! Find out if a crowd can guess the weight of Uluru from the ground up. How much do you think it would weigh? How could you test this mathematical phenomenon in the classroom?





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