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Forest Fires and Percolation

Probability Models (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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Wait for a Date

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Sketchpad 
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Students use Sketchpad to simulate a probability problem and then calculate a precise probability by reasoning about their model. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains bo...
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Conditional Probability and Pr...

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces conditional probability and the probability of simultaneous events.
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Fire!, Probability, and Chaos

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Utilizes and reinforces concepts of probability, mean, line plots, experimental data, and chaos in analyzing a forest fire simulation.
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Replacement and Probability

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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Extends the notion of conditional probability by discussing the effects of replacement on drawing multiple objects.
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Equally Likely (Fair) Choice D...

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Polyhedra Discussion

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Calculator 
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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Ask Dr. Math FAQ: The Monty Ha...

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
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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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Exploring the Reliability of C...

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
TI Calculator 
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What's the reliability of cancer tests, diabetes tests, and pregnancy tests? This brief discussion shows some functions to be used on your graphing calculator to visualize a graph of the accuracy of a...
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Coins & Dice

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
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Use this coin flipping and die rolling simulator to generate results from single or multiple coins and dice.
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A Better Fire!

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
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Banach Match Box Problem

Probability Models (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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Blaze

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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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 
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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 Needle

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Students experiment with a simulation to get an approximation of Pi.
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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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Dice Game

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Roll dice to remove chips from the board. What pattern of chips clears the board most quickly?
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Directable Fire!!

Probability Models (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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Fire!!

Probability Models (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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Hamlet Happens

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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Verify that rare events happen by drawing letters from a box.
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Lottery Applet: Coin Toss

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
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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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Monty's Dilemma: The Three Doo...

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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One of three doors has a prize hidden behind it. Determine the probability of finding the prize if you stick with your original door or if you switch.
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Poker Experiment

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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Java applet that simulates poker hands (runs from Mozilla Firefox). Reports experimental and theoretical probabilities on nine different types of hands (5card).
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Race Applet

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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This applet allows the user to simulate a race where the results are based on the roll of a die. The user can determine which player moves forward for a given roll.
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Random Drawing Tool

Probability Models (Probability & Statistics) 
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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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