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Introduction to Probability

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

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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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 of event (Math 5) 
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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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The Game of SKUNK

Probability of event (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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Probability

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Collection of illustrated descriptions, with problems for students to work out, for automated feedback.
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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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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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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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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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Socks in the Dryer

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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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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 
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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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Ball Mixing Activity: 2 Balls

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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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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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Students move around the events A and B to see how the sets and probabilities change. Conditional probabilites are given below the Venn diagram.
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Crazy Choices Game

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Three players play games of chance using dice, cards, spinners or coin tosses, to compare theoretical and experimental probabilities.
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Game of Chaos

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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The chaos game is simple but very interesting. A single die is needed to play the game, and the vertices of an equilateral triangle. Assign two outcomes of the die to each of the 3 vertices. For ex...
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Racing Game with Two Dice

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Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.
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Spinner

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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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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Understanding Experimental Pro...

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. Appropriate for elementary grad...
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The Guessing 1100 Game

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Guess which number the computer picked; this tool records your number of guesses and tells you whether you should guess higher or lower.
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Virtual Coin Toss

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Find out whether there are more heads or tails when you toss a coin 100 times, 1000 times, 10,000 times, or more. This tool records your current experiment and the cumulative results of previous tosse...
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Box Model

Probability of event (Math 5) 
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Is your box model game fair?
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Dice Rolling Experiment

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Which sum do you think is most likely to occur when you roll three dice?
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Pick a Number

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For each number of dice, how many rolls might it take to arrive at your selected number?
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School Math Game Board

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Determine if Sam's and Sharon's game boards give equal opportunities for players to win.
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Service Day Game of Chance

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Help the students plan for their game of chance.
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