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Activity: Exploring the Birthday Paradox Using a Monte Carlo Simulation
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Description: This lesson plan presents an activity which demonstrates the birthday paradox, using it as a springboard into a unit on probability. Explanation on the difficulty with probability; Use of the TI-83 graphing calculator to run a Monte Carlo simulation with the birthday paradox; Graphical analysis of the birthday-problem function.
Technology Type: TI Calculator 
Authors: Matthew Whitney
NCTM: Illuminations
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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