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Introduction to Probability

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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The Game of SKUNK

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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 6) 
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Collection of illustrated descriptions, with problems for students to work out, for automated feedback.
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Chaos Dialogue

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces the notion of chaos as the breakdown in predictability.
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Chaos is Everywhere Dialogue

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Shows the wide spread use of fractals and chaos in science and nature.
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Coins & Dice

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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 6) 
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 6) 
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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Socks in the Dryer

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Flash 
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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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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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Adjustable Spinner

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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Advanced Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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Ball Mixing Activity: 2 Balls

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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Buffon's Needle

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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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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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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 6) 
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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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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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Fire!!

Probability of event (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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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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Game of Chaos

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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Generalized Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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Students choose one of "n" 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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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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Simple Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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Students 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."
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Spinner

Probability of event (Math 6) 
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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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