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Central Limit Theorem Activity

Designing Samples (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This activity represents a very general demonstration of the effects of the Central Limit Theorem (CLT). The activity is based on the SOCR Sampling Distribution CLT Experiment and provides the capabil...
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Forest Fires and Percolation

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Law of Large Numbers Activity

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This is part I of a heterogeneous activity that demonstrates the theory and applications of the Law of Large Numbers (LLN). Part II of this activity contains more examples and diverse experiments.
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Poisson Processes

Discrete Random Variables (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
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Guides students through exploration of properties of the Poisson and Exponential distributions (applets embedded).
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Probability by surprise

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

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Great collection of java applets that allow students to discover probability through experiments. It also includes all course notes from a Stanford Stats course. Applets include "The Birthday Proble...
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Random Number Generation

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

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This activity describes the need, the general methods and the SOCR utilities for random number generation and simulation. SOCR Modeler allows interactive sampling from any SOCR Distribution. The simu...
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The Lottery Game

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students learn more about probability and randomness. Try to understand the principles behind the coin toss and answer the questions provided.
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The OneDimensional Random Wal...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
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...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
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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Mathematica and the Birthday P...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Mathematica 
Activity 

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This explains how to use Mathematica to do Monte Carlo simulations of the Birthday Probability problem. (If there are N people in a room, what is the probability that two of them share a birthday?)
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Wait for a Date

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
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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Exploring the Birthday Paradox...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
TI Calculator 
Activity 

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This lesson plan presents an activity which demonstrates the birthday paradox, using it as a springboard into a unit on probability. Explanation on the difficulty with probability; Use of the TI83 gr...
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Generating a Sequence

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TI82 
Activity 

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These instructions, for using the sequence command to generate either a specific sequence, or a series of pseudorandom numbers, include questions and answers for testing students' understanding.
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Math Operations in Lists

Data and Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
TI82 
Activity 

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These instructions detail mathematical operations that can be used on lists or sequences of numbers with the TI82. They include questions to test students' understanding, with answers at the bottom o...
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Random Numbers from the Home S...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
TI82 
Activity 

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A guide to generating pseudorandom numbers in specified ranges on your TI82 (with a note about the TI83 version). Includes practice questions for students, with answers.
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Binomial Probability Distribut...

Binomial Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
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This activity details using the TI83 to evaluate binomial distributions, and offers questions for students to test their understanding.
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Counting Event Occurrences in ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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It is common in Monte Carlo statistical simulations to have the need to count the frequency of the occurrence of a particular event in a list of outcomes. Here is a really nice way to accomplish that ...
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Exploring Mathematics with the...

General (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
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The activities in this book illustrate how the CellSheet Application can be used to investigate numerical data by using examples relevant to students, such as tracking their grades or calculating savi...
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Exploring Mathematics with the...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TI83/TI84 
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This book includes activities that ask students to predict the results of the planned simulation. Students will carry out numerous trials of the simulation using the Probability Simulation Applicat...
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Finding Your Way Around the TI...

General (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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This Graphing Calculator website contains hundreds of examples of how to best use the graphing calculator with specific classroom examples. Unlike using a manual, teachers and students can see how to...
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Poisson Probability Distributi...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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This activity describes differences between Poisson and binomial events, and then details how to evaluate a Poisson probability on your TI83.
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Sampling without Replacement

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TI83/TI84 
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A common area of probability experiments is related to "shuffling" the order of a set, or sampling from a set without replacement. In the Ti82/83 series calculator, both can be done with a similar ap...
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Statistics Handbook for the TI...

General (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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The Statistics Handbook for the TI83 is intended as an aid in using the TI83 graphing calculator with most introductory statistics texts. The TI83's powerful statistical features allow you to conce...
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Advanced Placement Statistics ...

General (Probability & Statistics) 
TI89 
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Advanced Placement Statistics with the TI89 book is intended to facilitate the use of the TI89 graphing calculator with most introductory statistics texts. It includes the activities for the topics ...
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How Random!

Displaying with Graphs (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TINspire 
Activity 

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In this activity, students use simulations and graphs to explore the commonsense notion that repeatedly ﬂipping a coin results in “heads up” about half of the time. First, students simulate an...
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