Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience) Reviewer: Craig, Dec 6 2004 12:30:28:433AM |

Classroom use in Courses and Topics: Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments, Probability |

Duration of classroom use: One Class |

What did students learn? Simulation of Poisson processes |

What did students do with the resource? Students explored relationship between parameters and theoretical expected value and standard deviation; they also observed the law of large numbers |

How hard was it for students to use? Very Easy |

Other classroom comments: I was able to download the applet and build an html file around it, including questions for my students to explore and answer. |

Appropriate for: practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Definitions of Poisson process and the Poisson distribution, familiarity with expected value and standard deviation of a random variable. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? None |

What extra things must be done to make it work? Nothing |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: The brief instructions included with the applet made operation very easy. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments, Probability |

Tool: Poisson Experiment Review