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The Central Limit Theorem and the Quincunx

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Author:Stevenson, Coates
Description: An introduction to the normal or Gaussian curve, including Quincunx and dice-throwing applets. The Quincunx is a device which allows a bead to drop through an array of pins stuck in a board. The pins are equally spaced in a number of rows and when the bead hits a pin it is equally likely to fall to the left or the right. It then lands on a pin in the next row where the process is repeated. After passing through all rows it is collected in a slot at the bottom.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Probability

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