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Applet 4: Probability

General (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Set the bias for the probability of heads and then view a simulation of coin flips. Use manual or auto (slow, medium, fast) settings.
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Ball Mixing Activity: 6 Balls ...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
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We have 6 balls3 reds and 3 greens. We drop them randomly into 3 boxes.
What combinations are possible? Use this applet to experiment.
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Ball and Urn Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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BallMixing Activity: 4 Balls ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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We have 4 balls2 reds and 2 greens. We drop them randomly into 2 boxes.
Are the colors mixed or separate? Use this applet to experiment.
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Banach Match Box Problem

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Two boxes have the same number of matches. A coin is tossed to determine which box a match is taken from. Coin toss repeats until the chosen box is empty; the number of matches remaining in the othe...
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Bar Charts

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics) 
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Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values.
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Bertrand's Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Demonstration of the probability that a chord of a circle falls within an inscribed equilateral triangle. Three ways of "randomizing" the chord result in different probability distributions. Require...
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Best Quadratic

LeastSquares Regression (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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This applet produces a least squares fit of a quadratic function to a set of data points which you generate by clicking the mouse at selected points in the drawing canvas.
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Binomial Coin Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Simulates tosses of from 1 to 60 coins with userchosen probability of heads; compiles both number and proportion of heads, with theoretical and empirical distributions. Requires a MathPlayer plugin ...
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Birthday Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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This simulator extends the classic birthday problem: user sets the number of days in a year and the number of people in a room. Birthdays are assigned at random, and the user may examine either disti...
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Blaze

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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Box Model

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Using this virtual manipulative you may: add data points to the draw box; simulate random draws from a box; compare actual draws with probability
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Box Plot

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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Buffon Needle

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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Buffon's Coin Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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Buffon's Needle Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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A fairly sophisticated version of the needle dropped on a wooden floor problem. Detailed analysis of theoretical probability, lots of control on parameters. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free downlo...
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Chaos In the Classroom  Visua...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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Chocolate Chip Simulation

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Simulate random placement of any number of chocolate chips on 100 cookies.
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Cliff Hanger

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
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This applet illustrates a particular random walk problem. A person stands on the edge of a cliff. He has a 1/3 chance of stepping toward the edge, and a 2/3 chance of stepping away. What's the probabi...
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Coin Toss

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Designing Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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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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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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Students move around the events A and B to see how the sets and probabilities change. Conditional probabilites are given below the Venn diagram.
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Correlation / Regression

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Correlation and Regression offers a series of linked workspaces in which the student can enter data directly into a gridded scatterplot complete with user controlled scaling of the X and Y axes. Poin...
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