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Tool: The Birthday Problem Review
Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Craig, Aug 9 2005 11:26:23:443PM
Classroom use in Courses and Topics:
Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments, Probability
Duration of classroom use:
One Class
What did students learn?
Students used the applets to see how simulation could be used to estimate probabilities
What did students do with the resource?
I had students use this applet along with a collection of other tools in a probability exploration activity
How hard was it for students to use?
Very Easy
Other classroom comments:
This applets is slower than some others, but more visual; students especially liked the graphics with the birthday problem applet (but I found it frustratingly slow).
Appropriate for:
introduction to a concept
What math does one need to know to use the resource?
None, really, but knowing about the difference between probability and relative frequency would make for a more meaningful experience.
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?
Easy
Explanation:
Though no directions were provided, clicking around quickly provided adequate information for using the applets successfully.
Ability to meet my goals:
Neutral
Recommended for:
Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments