Join us for Alumnae Bobby Markey talk on Tuesday, April 12 4:00 p.m. in Ruffner 356.


Game shows strive on using entertainment value, bright lights, and elaborate sets to entice players and the audience to participate. However, they are much more than that. Bobby Markey They are in-depth mathematical applications that make the contestants feel the rush of success while still holding the advantage. In this talk, we will discuss the mechanics behind some of your favorite game shows and the mathematical analysis that goes into moving from just a player to a BIG WINNER!

Bobby Markey is a Longwood University graduate (B.S. in Mathematics, ’09), Lynchburg College graduate (M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, ’18), and current math teacher at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, VA. He has been teaching for 12 years and has taught courses in Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics. His hobbies include escape rooms, watching game shows, and coaching trivia teams. He is married to his wife Jessica of 2.5 years and has a newborn son Luke born October 2021.