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Binomial Coin Experiment

Simulating Experiments (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

Simulating Experiments (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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Buffon's Needle Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Coupon Collector Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Galton Board Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Visual simulation of a binomial experiment (similar to "Plinko"). User can control number of rows (150) and the probability of the marker falling to the right of each peg. Requires a MathPlayer plug...
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Gambler's Ruin Simulation

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulate a game of chance between the gambler of finite means and the bank, which cannot go bankrupt. Vary the starting amounts and the target amount to win.
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Matching Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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In a permutation of n objects, a match occurs if the k'th object is numbered k. This simulation counts the number of matches in a random permutation. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Matching Problem

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates drawing randomly from two identical sets, without replacement, and records the number of matches. Choose from 6sided dice, 42tile Mahjong sets, or 52card decks.
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Mathematica Pearls: The Monty ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Mathematica 
Tool 

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This Mathematica Notebook allows the user to run simulations of the standard Monty Hall Problem ("There are two cows and a new car hidden behind three curtains. You choose one curtain, and Monty open...
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Negative Binomial Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates counting number of Bernoulli trials until "k" successes occur (if k = 1, result is Geometric distribution). Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Poisson Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This applet allows the user to fix a rate and time interval for a Poisson process (counting the number of occurrences in a fixed time interval). Experimental and theoretical results, including expecte...
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Problem of Points Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Demonstrates the probability distribution (theoretical and empirical) for tossing a coin until you get n heads or m tails, whichever comes first. User sets n, m, and probability of heads. Requires M...
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Roulette Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates rolling a roulette wheel. Types of bets are limited, but you can roll multiple times. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Traffic Light Applet

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Experiment with probabilities of stopping under various conditions: number of traffic lights, slow or fast speed.
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Triangle Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates the probability that a stick broken into three pieces at random forms a triangle. Fairly sophisticated display (and discussion). Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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The TwoDimensional Random Wal...

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
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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Buffon's Coin Experiment

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
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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Chaos Game

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to see patterns in seemingly random dot arrangements and explore the chaos game by changing the number of vertices, and the number of dots displayed.
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Coupon Collector Problem

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
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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Dice Table

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to calculate the probability of each number (212) appearing when two dice are rolled, as well as get practice converting probabilities into fractions, decimals, and perc...
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Exploring Probability and the ...

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This multimedia mathematics resource examines probability. A video illustrates how math is used to evaluate the danger of avalanches in the mountains of Alberta. An interactive component allows studen...
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Life Lite

Simulations (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to simulate a game that imitates real life.
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Open House  PLINKO!

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulate the tumbling of a chip as it bounces down rows of offset pegs in the manner of the game from the American TV game show "The Price Is Right."
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Plinko Probability

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Play Plinko and develop your knowledge of statistics. As the Plinko ball falls, it ricochets down a triangular grid of pegs. See the balls random walk through the lattice. Watch the histogram of final...
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Plinko and the Binomial Distri...

Simulations (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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In the Java applet repeated independent Bernoulli trials are represented by a single ball falling through an array of pins. Each time a ball falls onto a pin, it will bounce to the right (i.e. a succe...
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