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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 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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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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Coin Toss

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Simulating 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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Coupon Collector Experiment

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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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Directable Fire!!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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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

Simulating 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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Fire!!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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Galton Board Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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Visual simulation of a binomial experiment (similar to "Plinko"). User can control number of rows (150) and the probability of the marker falling to the right of each peg. Requires a MathPlayer plug...
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Gambler's Ruin Simulation

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Simulate a game of chance between the gambler of finite means and the bank, which cannot go bankrupt. Vary the starting amounts and the target amount to win.
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Hamlet Happens

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
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Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.
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Introduction to Probability Mo...

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In the following applet, the sample histogram for the random variable X, the sum of the values showing on the dice, is plotted. The red plot shows the expected number of occurences of X, calculated as...
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LongRun Empirical Probability...

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Experiment with coinflip results over a period of time, with a bias or without.
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Lottery Applet: Coin Toss

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This applet simulates a coin toss. It will toss a coin until a set number of the same side is tossed in a row. Students can also try to guess if the next toss will result in a head or a tail. It shows...
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Matching Experiment

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In a permutation of n objects, a match occurs if the k'th object is numbered k. This simulation counts the number of matches in a random permutation. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Matching Problem

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Simulates drawing randomly from two identical sets, without replacement, and records the number of matches. Choose from 6sided dice, 42tile Mahjong sets, or 52card decks.
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Negative Binomial Experiment

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Simulates counting number of Bernoulli trials until "k" successes occur (if k = 1, result is Geometric distribution). Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Open House  PLINKO!

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Simulate the tumbling of a chip as it bounces down rows of offset pegs in the manner of the game from the American TV game show "The Price Is Right."
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Plinko and the Binomial Distri...

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In the Java applet repeated independent Bernoulli trials are represented by a single ball falling through an array of pins. Each time a ball falls onto a pin, it will bounce to the right (i.e. a succe...
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Poisson Experiment

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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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Probability

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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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Problem of Points Experiment

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Demonstrates the probability distribution (theoretical and empirical) for tossing a coin until you get n heads or m tails, whichever comes first. User sets n, m, and probability of heads. Requires M...
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