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Birthday Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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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)+ 
Java Applet 
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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)+ 
Java Applet 
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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)+ 
Java Applet 
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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) 
Java Applet 
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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)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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)+ 
Java Applet 
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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Designing Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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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)+ 
Java Applet 
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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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Correlation and the Regression...

Correlation (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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Students investigate the relationship between a set of data points and a curve used to fit the data points. Users also learn about Pearson's correlation coefficient: the measure of the linear associa...
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Correlation/Regression Interac...

LeastSquares Regression (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Enables students to plot points in scatterplot by simply moving the mouse cursor to a desired location and clicking the left mouse button. After two points are entered into the scatterplot, a line, p...
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Coupon Collector Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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The experiment consists of sampling with replacement from the population of m objects until k distinct values are obtained. The number of draws is recorded. This simulation is more general (but less...
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Coupon Collector Problem

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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Dice Game

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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Roll dice to remove chips from the board. What pattern of chips clears the board most quickly?
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Directable Fire!!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Distributions

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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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Dynamic Correlation

Correlation (Probability & Statistics) 
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This applet is simple to use but can provide students with real insight into how to read scatterplots and into how correlation coefficients can be misleading. Once the applet is first loaded, click t...
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Exploring Probability and the ...

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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