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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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Random Numbers from the Home S...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
TI82 
Activity 

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A guide to generating pseudorandom numbers in specified ranges on your TI82 (with a note about the TI83 version). Includes practice questions for students, with answers.
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The Lottery Game

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

[1]

Students learn more about probability and randomness. Try to understand the principles behind the coin toss and answer the questions provided.
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The OneDimensional Random Wal...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students learn about randomness, probability, and the bellshaped curve in this activity based on the Random Walk applet.
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The TwoDimensional Random Wal...

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Students can learn more about randomness, probability, and the bellshaped curve with this activity based on the Random Walk in 2D applet.
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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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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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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 
Tool 

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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 
Tool 

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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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Furbles

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Generalized Monty Hall

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Integer Generator

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This form allows you to generate random integers. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudorandom number algorithms typically used in computer pro...
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Quincunx

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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

Randomness (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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