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 CHANCE - J. Laurie Snell, Mathematics Dept., Dartmouth College Materials designed to help teach a "Chance" course or a more standard introductory probability or statistics course. A Chance course is a case study quantitative literacy course designed to make students more informed and critical readers of current news items that use probability and statistics, as reported in daily newspapers. This site contains: Chance News, a monthly newsletter with abstracts of articles from current newspapers and journals, and suggestions for discussion questions for class use, with an archive; video lectures and audio discussions of Chance topics; syllabi of previous Chance courses and articles that have been written about them; a Teacher's Guide and other materials useful for teaching a Chance course; and links to related Internet sources for teaching a probability or statistics course. The Chance team of developers includes: J. Laurie Snell and Peter Doyle of Dartmouth College, Joan Garfield of the University of Minnesota, Tom Moore of Grinnell College, Bill Peterson of Middlebury College, and Ngambal Shah of Spelman College. more>> Introduction to Probability - Grinstead, Snell An online textbook in PDF format, by Charles M. Grinstead and J. Laurie Snell. more>> The Monty Hall Problem - Math Forum, a Classic Problem from the Ask Dr. Math FAQ Let's Make a Deal: If you're shown a goat behind the second of three doors, should you stay with your first choice or switch? more>> Permutations and Combinations - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ How to calculate all possible groupings of objects where order does - or doesn't - matter. more>> Probability and Statistics - Math Forum Links to some of the best Internet resources for probability and statistics: classroom materials, software, Internet projects, and public forums for discussion. more>> Probability and Statistics (MathPages) - Kevin Brown More than 40 "informal notes" by Kevin Brown on probability and statistics: evaluating probabilities of Boolean events, area under the bell curve, N items distributed in M bins, dice rolling a given sum, a better lottery, meetings and birthdays, on random chords, and many more. more>> Probability Explorer - Hollylynne Stohl An open-ended learning environment for Windows for representing data in multiple ways, engaging students in designing, simulating, and analyzing results of probability experiments. The software environment can be used for activities from upper elementary grades through high school. Data are represented in Probability Explorer with randomly generated icons that can be sorted, stacked (in a pictograph) or lined up in the sequence in which they occurred. A Pie Graph (relative frequency), Bar Graph (frequency), and Data Table (counts, fractions, decimals, and percents) are also available to display results in static form as well as changing dynamically during a simulation. A demo version available for download and the full version may be purchased. more>> Probability - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ An introduction to basic concepts. more>> The Probability Web - Bob Dobrow; Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Carleton College A collection of pages to serve people with interests in probability theory and its applications. Information is presented under the following headings: Probability links, Abstracts, Listservers, Newsgroups, People, Jobs, Journals, Software, Books, Booksellers, Conferences, Publishers and Miscellaneous. There is also a rudimentary search engine. Originally conceived by Phil Pollett. more>> The Problem of Points - Isaac Reed An age-old gambling problem led to the development of probability by French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat in the 17th century. more>>
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