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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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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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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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Plinko Probability

Simulations (Math 7) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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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Spinners

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Advanced Monty Hall

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Random Walk: 1D

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students learn about randomness and the mean squared distance and how they are related in this applet about taking a random walk in one dimension (along one axis).
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Coin Toss

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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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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Wait for a Date

Simulations (Math 7) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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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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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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The Birthday Problem

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulation of the probability of a group of size n having all different birthdays.
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The Guessing 1100 Game

Simulations (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Guess which number the computer picked; this tool records your number of guesses and tells you whether you should guess higher or lower.
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Marble Mania!

Simulations (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This is an interactive activity in which the randomness and probability of marbles being pulled out of a "bag" are calculated automatically and for trials up to 500. In short, students will be able...
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The Random BallPicking Machin...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Shockwave 
Tool 

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Predict the likelihood that a colored ball gets randomly selected out of a bowl. Then pull a lever to pick a ball at random, keeping track of which color comes out, and comparing the result with what ...
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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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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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The OneDimensional Random Wal...

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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 
Activity 

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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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Forest Fires and Percolation

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Guess My Coefficients

Simulations (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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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 
Lesson Plan 

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Students experiment with a dice game to predict outcomes.
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