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A Better Fire!

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Ball and Urn Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
Java Applet 
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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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Basketball Probability

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
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This is an extended Logo investigation of probabilities and of modeling reallife situations: that of a 1 and 1 shooter in basketball, and the expected probabilities arising from past performance.
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Bertrand's Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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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Biased Rectangles?

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Fathom 
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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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Binomial Coin Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
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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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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Buffon's Coin Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
Java Applet 
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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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Central Limit Theorem Activity

Simulating Experiments (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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Chocolate Chip Simulation

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

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Simulating 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) 
Java Applet 
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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 and Pr...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Introduces conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous events.
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Counting Event Occurrences in ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
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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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Coupon Collector Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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) 
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

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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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Equally Likely (Fair) Choice D...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Exploring Mathematics with the...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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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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