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XP Math: Deal or No Deal

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
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The rules are simple. Choose a briefcase containing an unknown amount of money. Then as each round progresses, you must either stay with your original briefcase choice or make a "deal" with the bank t...
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XP Math: Probability  Starfis...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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In this game, students race the clock to state the probability (as a fraction in lowest terms) of choosing one color of starfish from a given selection.
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A Better Fire!

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Advanced Monty Hall

Probability (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students choose one of "n" (where n can be 110) doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Ball Mixing Activity: 6 Balls ...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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We have 6 balls3 reds and 3 greens. We drop them randomly into 3 boxes.
What combinations are possible? Use this applet to experiment.
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Ball and Urn Experiment

Discrete Random Variables (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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BallMixing Activity: 4 Balls ...

Probability (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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Banach Match Box Problem

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Bertrand's Experiment

Continuous Random Vars (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Binomial Coin Experiment

Binomial Distributions (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Discrete Random Variables (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Probability Models (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 Needle

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Randomness (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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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Buffon's Needle Experiment

Geometric Distributions (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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Chaos In the Classroom  Visua...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Randomness (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) 
Java Applet 
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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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.
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Coin Toss

Probability (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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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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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Coupon Collector Experiment

Discrete Random Variables (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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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