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Modeling the Cereal Box Proble...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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An activity using a die and a tally sheet to model the cereal box problem.
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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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Online unit that uses spinners, dice, box models, and scenarios to introduce and give students experience with probability. Covered concepts include outcome space, event, relative frequency, relative ...
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Strings

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
Activity 

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Simulates the problem of the probability of n loops forming if the ends of 4 strings are tied together. Students see a "bag" with 8 string ends randomly dispersed. Clicking on two ends ties t...
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The Lottery Game

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Wait for a Date

Probability (Math 6) 
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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Chase Me Lesson Plan

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Students experiment with a dice game to predict outcomes.
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Ideas that Lead to Probability

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Introduces students to concepts used which lead to probability.
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Introduction to the Concept of...

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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An activity and two discussions of this lesson introduce the concept of probability and the basic set operations that are useful in solving probability problems that involve counting outcomes. This ma...
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Play with Bees Information for...

Probability (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Play with Bees, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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Probability and Relative Frequ...

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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This eModule uses spinners, dice, box models, and scenarios to introduce and give students experience with probability. Covered concepts include outcome space, event, relative frequency, relative freq...
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Rolling a Pair of Dice

Probability (Math 6) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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In this lesson, students use Logo for a computer simulation for rolling dice to speed up the work such that they can "roll dice" more times, keeping track of the outcomes. It is not intended to be an ...
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The Cereal Box Problem: A Less...

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Suppose there was one of six prizes inside your favorite box of cereal. Perhaps it's a pen, a plastic movie character, or a picture card. How many boxes of cereal would you expect to have to buy, to g...
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The Game of SKUNK

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
Lesson Plan 

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The game of SKUNK involves 5 rounds (the letters S,K,U,N,K). A pair of dice is rolled and students accumulate points represented by the sum of the numbers on the dice.
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Ask Dr. Math: FAQ: Introductio...

Probability (Math 6) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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An introduction to basic concepts of probability.
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Ask Dr. Math: FAQ: Probability...

Probability (Math 6) 
Computer 
Support Material 

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An introduction to the uses of probability in everyday life, including: weather forecasting, flipping coins, batting averages, lightning strikes, and the lottery.
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Equally Likely (Fair) Choice D...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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The proper meaning of the term "fair."
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Polyhedra Discussion

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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Probability and Outcome Discus...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Introduction and initial discussion of the concept of probability.
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Probability vs. Statistics Dia...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Defining, comparing and contrasting probability and statistics.
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Random Number Generators Dialo...

Probability (Math 6) 
Calculator 
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Different methods for random fair choice between several numbers.
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Adjustable Spinner

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This tool allows users to create their own spinners and examine the outcomes given a specified number of spins. Users learn that experimental probabilities differ according to the characteristics of t...
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Applet 4: Probability

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Set the bias for the probability of heads and then view a simulation of coin flips. Use manual or auto (slow, medium, fast) settings.
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Box Model

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Cereal Box Problem Simulation

Probability (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Java simulation of shopping trips to buy cereal boxes with prizes. Used to determine the expected value of number of trips to get at least one of each type of prize.
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Chase Me

Probability (Math 6) 
Flash 
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Roll two dice and see if the hare can catch the tortoise.
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