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Polyhedra Discussion

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Random Number Generators Dialo...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Different methods for random fair choice between several numbers.
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Biased Rectangles?

Randomness (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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Furbles

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
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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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Random

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
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Discover that randomness is a process in which the outcomes of an experiment all have the same chance of happening. This resource includes a lesson, simulation, and question set.
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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
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Players choose one of three 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." This site provides a variety of "ex...
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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

Randomness (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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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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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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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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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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Directable Fire!!

Randomness (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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Fire!!

Randomness (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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Forest Fires and Percolation

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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This activity explains and helps students understand probability and chaos by having them work with the Blaze applet.
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Generalized Monty Hall

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Students choose one of "n" 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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Law of Large Numbers Activity

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This is part I of a heterogeneous activity that demonstrates the theory and applications of the Law of Large Numbers (LLN). Part II of this activity contains more examples and diverse experiments.
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Quincunx

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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A quincunx board starts with 1 pin on the frist row, 2 pins on the second rows, 3 pins on the third row, and so on. Multiple balls are then dropped onto the top pin. As the balls fall to the bottom, t...
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Random Drawing Tool

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows users to explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities. A "box model" is a statistical device that can be used to simulate standard probability experimen...
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Random Walk: 1D

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students learn about randomness and the mean squared distance and how they are related in this applet about taking a random walk in one dimension (along one axis).
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Random Walk: 2D

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Learn more about randomness and the mean squared distance and how they are related with this applet about taking a random walk in two dimensions.
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