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A Better Fire!

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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 
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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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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Buffon's Needle

Simulations (Math 7) 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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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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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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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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Chocolate Chip Simulation

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulate random placement of any number of chocolate chips on 100 cookies.
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Coin Toss

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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 and Pr...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous events.
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Coupon Collector Problem

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates drawing from a fixed set, with replacement, until all items of the set are drawn (also known as "cereal box problem"). User may choose from 6sided die, 42 Mahjong tiles, or 52 playing card...
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Crazy Choices Game

Simulations (Math 7) 
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Tool 

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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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Dice Table

Simulations (Math 7) 
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This activity allows the user to calculate the probability of each number (212) appearing when two dice are rolled, as well as get practice converting probabilities into fractions, decimals, and perc...
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Directable Fire!!

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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Distributions

Simulations (Math 7) 
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Select grids with different numbers of outcomes, run some experiments, and look for patterns in the distributions. For each type of grid and for 128 chips, predict the number of chips on average that ...
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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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Exploring Probability and the ...

Simulations (Math 7) 
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This multimedia mathematics resource examines probability. A video illustrates how math is used to evaluate the danger of avalanches in the mountains of Alberta. An interactive component allows studen...
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Fire!!

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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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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) 
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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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Generalized Monty Hall

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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