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Adjustable Spinner

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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Furbles

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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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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Directable Fire!!

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Probability (Math 6) 
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Activity 

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Online unit that uses spinners, dice, box models, and scenarios to introduce and give students experience with probability. Covered concepts include outcome space, event, relative frequency, relative ...
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The Game of SKUNK

Probability (Math 6)+ 
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.
At the start of the...
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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Players choose one of three doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal." This site provides a variety of "ex...
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Cereal Box Problem Simulation

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Java simulation of shopping trips to buy cereal boxes with prizes. Used to determine the expected value of number of trips to get at least one of each type of prize.
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Fire!!

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
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Hamlet Happens

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.
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Ball Mixing Activity: 2 Balls

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Game of Chaos

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Spinners

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This virtual manipulative can be used to teach about chance and random choices. you. You may: spin the spinner; name areas of the spinner; change the colors used
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Coin Toss

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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MathThink  Activity Dice Diff...

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
Activity 

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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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Advanced Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Students choose one of "n" (where n can be 110) doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Adjustable Spinner

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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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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Coin Toss

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to explore experimental probabilities by simulating a coin toss. View coin tosses as a list, table, or ratio, and choose whether to view results cumulatively.
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Coin Toss

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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Simulation of a coin toss allowing the user to input the number of flips, thereby exploring experimental and theoretical probabilities. Toss results can be viewed as a list of individual outcomes, rat...
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Probability

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Generate experimental probability results using a choice of a die, dice, spinner, suits, cards, or coin. Compare the experimental probability results to the theoretical probability.
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Play with Bees

Probability (Math 6) 
JavaScript 
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This is the Bees microworld. What happens when you send hundreds of bees flying in different directions? Can you predict what will happen?
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A Better Fire!

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Chaos Dialogue

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Introduces the notion of chaos as the breakdown in predictability.
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Modeling the Cereal Box Proble...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
Activity 

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An activity using a die and a tally sheet to model the cereal box problem.
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Strings

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Simulates the problem of the probability of n loops forming if the ends of 4 strings are tied together. Students see a "bag" with 8 string ends randomly dispersed. Clicking on two ends ties t...
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The Lottery Game

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students learn more about probability and randomness. Try to understand the principles behind the coin toss and answer the questions provided.
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