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Introduction to Probability

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Computer 
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A series of experiments with guiding questions. A spinner and dice are included on the page. The page concludes with followup exercises to check your understanding.
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MathThink  Activity Dice Diff...

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
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This an applet for determining the expectation of winning if differences of 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 are used to set up a dice game. For instance, if Player A has 1, 2, and 3 as differences, does he have an ...
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Wait for a Date

Probability (Math 5) 
Sketchpad 
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Students use Sketchpad to simulate a probability problem and then calculate a precise probability by reasoning about their model. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains bo...
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Geometric Dartboards

Probability (Math 5) 
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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Playing with Probability Lesso...

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Calculator 
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Students learn how to calculate both theoretical and experimental probability by rotating through a series of work stations.
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Probability: Playing with Fire...

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Calculator 
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Students use probability to determine how likely it is for each tree in a small forest to catch using a computer model of a forest fire.
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Probability

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Collection of illustrated descriptions, with problems for students to work out, for automated feedback.
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Flipacoin.net

Probability (Math 5) 
Computer 
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Flip a single coin: choose from 91 virtual coins from 28 different countries.
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Ken White's Coin Flipping Page

Probability (Math 5) 
Computer 
Tool 

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Choose pennies or dimes, and the number of coins to flip, and see a results page for that experiment. With a table of previous results.
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Card Flip

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Deal the playing cards to help demonstrate probability. Use the shuffle button to start; limit the suits available by clicking the "suit" buttons, followed by the "shuffle" button.
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Chase Me

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Roll two dice and see if the hare can catch the tortoise.
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Coins & Dice

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Use this coin flipping and die rolling simulator to generate results from single or multiple coins and dice.
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Furbles

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Furbles are fun and engaging creatures for use on interactive whiteboards with students of all ages. They were originally designed for statistics, probability and logic to teach students about char...
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Higher or Lower?

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Use your knowledge of probability to bet on whether the next card is higher or lower than the last one.
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Probability

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
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The 'Probability' module looks at the probability scale (from 0 to 1) and uses fractions to represent probability. It also touches on using percentages and decimals to express probabilities, by conver...
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Flash 
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This is a simple online version of the game rock, paper, scissors. The webpage includes a background of the game, rules and an applet complete with images of hands showing rock (closed fist), paper (f...
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SKUNK Game

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Flash 
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The game of SKUNK involves 5 rounds (the letters S,K,U,N,K). A pair of dice is rolled and students accumulate points represented by the sum of the numbers on the dice.
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Socks in the Dryer

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Simulation of a probability problem: four pairs of socks of four different colors are run through a dryer, which eats four socks at random every time. Activities ask students to estimate the probabil...
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Spinning Spinners

Probability (Math 5) 
Flash 
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Select from seven different sets of spinners and set the desired number of spins. The two spinners selected can be spun up to 1 million times. The scores are counted and a bar graph displays the data.
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A Better Fire!

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Adjustable Spinner

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities.
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Adjustable Spinner

Probability (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows users to create their own spinners and examine the outcomes given a specified number of spins. Users learn that experimental probabilities differ according to the characteristics of t...
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Applet 4: Probability

Probability (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Set the bias for the probability of heads and then view a simulation of coin flips. Use manual or auto (slow, medium, fast) settings.
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Ball Mixing Activity: 2 Balls

Probability of event (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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We have 2 balls1 red and 1 green. We mix and drop them into a vertical box. What color ball drops first? Use this applet to experiment.
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Box Model

Probability (Math 5) 
Java Applet 
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Using this virtual manipulative you may: add data points to the draw box; simulate random draws from a box; compare actual draws with probability
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