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Simulations (Math 7) 
Calculator 
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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Polyhedra Discussion

Simulations (Math 7) 
Calculator 
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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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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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Four Door Problem

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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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) 
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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) 
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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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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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Chocolate Chip Simulation

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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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 
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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

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

Simulations (Math 7) 
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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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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

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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) 
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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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