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Ball and Urn Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates drawing balls from an urn, with or without replacement. Specify number of balls, number of red balls, and number drawn. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Hamlet Happens

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.
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Math911

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
[4]

Tutorial feebased software for PCs that must be downloaded to the user's computer. It covers topics from prealgebra through precalculus, including trigonometry and some statistics. The software pos...
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Poisson Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows the user to fix a rate and time interval for a Poisson process (counting the number of occurrences in a fixed time interval). Experimental and theoretical results, including expecte...
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Histogram

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to view and make their own histograms.
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Coin Toss

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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DataFerrett: For TheDataWeb

General (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
Tool 

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DataFerrett is a data mining and extraction tool that works with TheDataWeb, a network of online data libraries. Topics include economics, health, income and unemployment,
population, labor, cancer,...
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Spinners

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Pascals Triangle

Binomial Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Pascal's triangle is a triangular arrangement of numbers corresonding to the probabilities involved in flipping coins, or the number of ways to choose n objects from a group of m indistinguishable obj...
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Understanding the Least Square...

Scatterplots (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows users to explore three methods for measuring how well a linear model fits a set of data points.
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powerOne^{TM} Graph v4

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Palm OS 
Tool 
$ 
[1]

powerOne(r) Graph supports computation & graphing in the mathematics classroom. The following tasks can be done with this software on a handheld computer including: 
Bar Charts

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

[1]

Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values.
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Box Plot

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Box plots are used to summarize data graphically. To construct a box plot, first find the minimum data value, the lower quartile, the median, the upper quartile, and the maximum data value. These five...
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ImagiCalc

General (Probability & Statistics) 
Palm OS 
Tool 
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One of three software applications included in the ImagiMath suite that turns a Palm OS handheld computer into a mathematics learning environment. The suite of three applications can be purchased for ...
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Buffon Needle

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates dropping needles on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needles crossing one of the lines on the page. The result is that the probability is directly related to the...
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Advanced Monty Hall

Probability (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Coin Toss

Probability (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to explore experimental probabilities by simulating a coin toss. View coin tosses as a list, table, or ratio, and choose whether to view results cumulatively.
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Random Walk: 1D

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
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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Chaos In the Classroom  Visua...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The logistic equation is a simple dynamical system that illustrates very nicely the emergence of complex chaotic behavior from a single, simple equation. This lesson plan is targeted towards high scho...
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Frequency Distribution Applet

Sampling Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The applet calculates the event space of throwing sixsided dice and tossing coins. The user can select any number of dice up to a maximum of 4 and similarly any number of coins up to a maximum of 10...
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Triangle Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates the probability that a stick broken into three pieces at random forms a triangle. Fairly sophisticated display (and discussion). Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Roulette Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Tool 

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Simulates rolling a roulette wheel. Types of bets are limited, but you can roll multiple times. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Coin Toss

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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Probability

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Generate experimental probability results using a choice of a die, dice, spinner, suits, cards, or coin. Compare the experimental probability results to the theoretical probability.
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Type 1 and Type 2 Errors

Tests of Significance (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet demonstrates Type I and Type II errors, as well as the power of the test, in onesided hypothesis testing.
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