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Estimation of Pi (MSTE)

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Visit this site: http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/estpi/

Author:Nicholas Exner; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: A Java applet that estimates the value of pi by firing random data points at a circle inscribed within a square. The probability of a data point landing within the circle is a ratio of the circle's area to the area of the square.

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

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