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## Super Bowl LI Patriots Records Differences and Percent Increase

**Mathematical Odds of Atlanta Winning and their Mathematical Blunders:**

## Pick's Theorem Method for finding the Area of a Polygon on a dot grid

It is relatively simple to calculate the area of a rectangle. A three by three square will have an area of 9 square units calculated by multiplying 3x3. A four by five rectangle has an area of twenty square units calculated by multiplying 4x5. A 4x5 triangle has an area of 10 square units calculated by multiplying 4x5 and dividing that rectangle by 2.

## Coordinate Plane Polygons

**Polygon:** a 2 dimensional plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles where none of the sides cross and the figure is closed.

## Bezier Curves — How computers create curves with straight lines

Last week, we learned about Benford’s Law which creates a logarithmic curve. We looked at how easy it is to create a curve long hand using your arm as a natural compass.

## Benford’s Law: Real Data Behaves as a Descending Logarithmic Curve

Benford's law, also called the first-digit law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits in many real-life sets of numerical data.