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Forest Fires and Percolation

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This activity explains and helps students understand probability and chaos by having them work with the Blaze applet.
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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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 OneDimensional Random Wal...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students learn about randomness, probability, and the bellshaped curve in this activity based on the Random Walk applet.
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The TwoDimensional Random Wal...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students can learn more about randomness, probability, and the bellshaped curve with this activity based on the Random Walk in 2D applet.
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Wait for a Date

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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Guess My Coefficients

Simulations (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Guess My Coefficients App to simulate tossing coins, gather data, and graph the data.
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Chase Me Lesson Plan

Simulations (Math 7) 
Flash 
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Students experiment with a dice game to predict outcomes.
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Conditional Probability and Pr...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous events.
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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This eModule uses spinners, dice, box models, and scenarios to introduce and give students experience with probability. Covered concepts include outcome space, event, relative frequency, relative freq...
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Replacement and Probability

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Extends the notion of conditional probability by discussing the effects of replacement on drawing multiple objects.
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Unexpected Answers

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Considers probability problems with unexpected and surprising answers.
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Equally Likely (Fair) Choice D...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Polyhedra Discussion

Simulations (Math 7) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Chase Me

Simulations (Math 7) 
Flash 
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Roll two dice and see if the hare can catch the tortoise.
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Four Door Problem

Simulations (Math 7) 
Flash 
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Simulation of the Four Door Problem, a variation of the socalled "Monty Hall Problem" with four doors instead of three. The user is presented with four closed doors, behind exactly one of which lies...
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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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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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Spinning Spinners

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

Simulations (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) 
Flash 
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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!

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Adjustable Spinner

Simulations (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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Advanced Monty Hall

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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Blaze

Simulations (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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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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