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Buffon's Needle: An Analysis a...

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 

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Buffon's Needle is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It was first stated in 1777. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probabil...
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Replacement Dialogue

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Extends the notion of conditional probability by discussing the effects of replacement on drawing multiple objects.
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Conditional Probability Discus...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
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Introduction of the concept of conditional probability and discussion of its application for problem solving.
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Divisibility Dialogue

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The question of fairness in a game of two dice leads to the concept of divisibility.
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Equally Likely (Fair) Choice D...

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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Events and Set Operations Dial...

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Introduction of elementary set operations and their connections with probability.
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Expected Value Discussion

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Introduction to and dialogue about the concept of expected value.
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From Geometry to Probability D...

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Leads the idea of probability from counting chances to measuring proportions of areas.
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Polyhedra Discussion

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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Probability of Simultaneous Ev...

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Computing exact probabilities for the Racing Game leads to the formula for the probability of simultaneous events.
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

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Defining, comparing and contrasting probability and statistics.
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Random Number Generators Dialo...

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Different methods for random fair choice between several numbers.
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Tables and Combinatorics Dialo...

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Discussion of tables as a convenient way to store and count outcomes.
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Think and Check! Dialogue

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Some problems are tricky; probability theory provides unique ways to check solutions.
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Analyzing Univariate Data Usin...

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The resource comprises a series of linked concept maps allowing students to work through the steps of analyzing single variable data with Fathom. Students are supported with descriptions and graphics ...
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Ask Dr. Math FAQ: The Monty Ha...

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Let's Make a Deal: If you're shown a goat behind the second door, should you stay with your first choice or switch?
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Basketball Probability

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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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Cast Your Vote

Sample Proportions (Probability & Statistics) 
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This interactive lesson on survey results... students answers a survey, then reads lessons about margin of error and confidence level; references are wellexplained, and external links are provided.
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Rolling a Pair of Dice

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In this lesson, students use Logo for a computer simulation for rolling dice to speed up the work such that they can "roll dice" more times, keeping track of the outcomes. It is not intended to be an ...
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Simplesim

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Simplesim is suited for modelling of nonanalytic relations in systems which are causal in the sense that different courses of events interact in a way that is difficult to see and understand. Exam...
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Statcato

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Statcato is a free Java software application developed for elementary statistical computations. Statcato has two main windows: Log, where outputs of computations are displayed; and Datasheet, which co...
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Unit 5: Probability Activities...

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Eleven activities for the classroom, working with probability at the UK's GCSE level (US high school).
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I See Graphs

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This downloadable software designed by a teacher generates problems suitable for courses in Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, and 3D graphing. It also creates graphs ...
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Biased Rectangles?

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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.
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Random Triangles for Discoveri...

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Paul Myers created this demonstration as he was designing a Fathom project for Discovering Geometry. It shows when a triangle can be formed from the pieces after two random cuts are made in a 2...
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