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Reducing Fractions

Simplifying fractions (Math 3)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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The user can learn how to reduce fractions. After viewing examples and methods to use to reduce fractions, users can practice interactively with fractions that they are asked to write in lowest terms.
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Real Estate Tycoon

Simplifying fractions (Math 6)+ 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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In this yearlong project, students design, "build," and "sell" a house; after which they simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute w...
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Simpson

Simpson's Rule (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Draws parabolas of the type used in Simpson's rule through chosen points on a function.
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Simpson's Numerical Integrator

Simpson's Rule (Calculus) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Enter a function, upper and lower limits, and number of integration steps, and receive a numerical approximation of the definite integral using Simpson's rule.
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Counting Event Occurrences in ...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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It is common in Monte Carlo statistical simulations to have the need to count the frequency of the occurrence of a particular event in a list of outcomes. Here is a really nice way to accomplish that ...
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Mathematica and the Birthday P...

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics) 
Mathematica 
Activity 

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This explains how to use Mathematica to do Monte Carlo simulations of the Birthday Probability problem. (If there are N people in a room, what is the probability that two of them share a birthday?)
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Biased Rectangles?

Simulating Experiments (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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Ball and Urn Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Simulates drawing balls from an urn, with or without replacement. Specify number of balls, number of red balls, and number drawn. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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Banach Match Box Problem

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Bertrand's Experiment

Simulating Experiments (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Demonstration of the probability that a chord of a circle falls within an inscribed equilateral triangle. Three ways of "randomizing" the chord result in different probability distributions. Require...
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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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