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Buffon Needle

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Simulates dropping needles on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needles crossing one of the lines on the page. The result is that the probability is directly related to the...
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Geometric Dartboards

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
TINspire 
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In this activity, students create a geometric dartboard where they will explore ﬁnding the theoretical and experimental probability of a “dart” hitting one of their shapes within the dartboard....
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Buffon's Needle: An Analysis a...

Geometric probability (Geometry) 

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Buffon's Needle is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It was first stated in 1777. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probabil...
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Random Triangles for Discoveri...

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
Fathom 
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Paul Myers created this demonstration as he was designing a Fathom project for Discovering Geometry. It shows when a triangle can be formed from the pieces after two random cuts are made in a 2...
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Buffon's Coin Experiment

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Simulates the probability of a coin, dropped at random on a checkerboard, landing fully within a square. Radius of coin can be adjusted. Requires a (free) MathPlayer plugin.
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PolygonTrix

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
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Every school child has played with a pool ball on a rectangular table or a carom puck on a square board. What would change if the table were a triangle or a pentagon? PolygonTrix is a game that s...
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PolygonFlux

Geometric probability (Geometry) 
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PolygonFlux lets you experience the flow of energy inside a polygon. In simplest terms, it traces the path of a point bouncing around inside a polygon of your choice, generating a pretty pattern.
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