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Furbles

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Furbles are fun and engaging creatures for use on interactive whiteboards with students of all ages. They were originally designed for statistics, probability and logic to teach students about char...
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Directable Fire!!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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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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Plinko Probability

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Fire!!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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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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BallMixing Activity: 4 Balls ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Traffic Light Applet

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Experiment with probabilities of stopping under various conditions: number of traffic lights, slow or fast speed.
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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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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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Coin Toss

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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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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Biased Rectangles?

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Fathom 
Lesson Plan 

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Students explore one example of how bias affects the mean. This simulation increases students' understanding of the significance of sample size on the calculation of the mean.
Exploring t...
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Probability and Geometry

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students learn about how probability can be represented using geometry.
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Data and Story Library

Samples and Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Teachers use examples to illustrate statistics concepts. A good example can make a lesson on a particular statistics method vivid and relevant. DASL is designed to help teachers locate and identify da...
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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) 
Java Applet 
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

Designing Experiments (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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Coin Toss

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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A Better Fire!

Designing Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Probability by surprise

Samples and Experiments (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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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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Box Model

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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