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Galton's Quincunx

Simulations (Math 7) 
Flash 
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Francis Galton was a pioneer in the study of heredity and statistics. His quincunx (a pattern of five dots, as on dice) is modeled in this Flash activity.
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Higher or Lower?

Probability of event (Math 7) 
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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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Plinko Probability

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Flash 
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Play Plinko and develop your knowledge of statistics. As the Plinko ball falls, it ricochets down a triangular grid of pegs. See the balls random walk through the lattice. Watch the histogram of final...
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Probability

Probability (Math 7) 
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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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Random

Probability (Math 7) 
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Discover that randomness is a process in which the outcomes of an experiment all have the same chance of happening. This resource includes a lesson, simulation, and question set.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Probability (Math 7)+ 
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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 7)+ 
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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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Socks in the Dryer

Probability (Math 7) 
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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 7)+ 
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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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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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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Three Door Problem

Simulations (Math 7) 
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Simulates the statistical Three Door Problem, also called the Monty Hall Problem. The player is shown three closed doors in a room, behind exactly one of which is a prize. The player chooses a door....
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A Better Fire!

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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 7)+ 
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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Adjustable Spinner

Probability (Math 7) 
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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Advanced Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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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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Applet 4: Probability

Probability (Math 7) 
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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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BallMixing Activity: 4 Balls ...

Probability (Math 7) 
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We have 4 balls2 reds and 2 greens. We drop them randomly into 2 boxes.
Are the colors mixed or separate? Use this applet to experiment.
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Blaze

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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Students do a simulation of a forest burning down where they are able to control the density of the forest while learning about probability and chaos.
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Box Model

Probability (Math 7) 
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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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Buffon's Coin Experiment

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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Buffon's Needle

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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Cereal Box Problem Simulation

Probability (Math 7) 
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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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Chaos Game

Simulations (Math 7) 
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This activity allows the user to see patterns in seemingly random dot arrangements and explore the chaos game by changing the number of vertices, and the number of dots displayed.
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Chocolate Chip Simulation

Expected value (Math 7)+ 
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Simulate random placement of any number of chocolate chips on 100 cookies.
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Cliff Hanger

Probability (Math 7) 
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This applet illustrates a particular random walk problem. A person stands on the edge of a cliff. He has a 1/3 chance of stepping toward the edge, and a 2/3 chance of stepping away. What's the probabi...
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