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Spinning Spinners

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Select from seven different sets of spinners and set the desired number of spins. The two spinners selected can be spun up to 1 million times. The scores are counted and a bar graph displays the data.
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Spinners

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Choose which spinner is most likely to have produced the given experimental results.
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Beat the Odds?

Probability (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Can you beat the odds and always choose the right door?
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Exploring the Birthday Paradox...

Probability (Math 6)+ 
TI Calculator 
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This lesson plan presents an activity which demonstrates the birthday paradox, using it as a springboard into a unit on probability. Explanation on the difficulty with probability; Use of the TI83 gr...
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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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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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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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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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Chase Me Lesson Plan

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
Lesson Plan 

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Students experiment with a dice game to predict outcomes.
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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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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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Polyhedra Discussion

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Questions about dice lead to a discussion of polyhedra and geometric probability.
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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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Random Number Generators Dialo...

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Different methods for random fair choice between several numbers.
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Probability and Outcome Discus...

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Introduction and initial discussion of the concept of probability.
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Marbles

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to investigate probability and randomness using a simuation of a marble bag. By adjusting various settings, the student can learn about conditional probability and statis...
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Race Applet

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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The Birthday Problem

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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How likely is it that two people in your class have the same birthday? Choose the number of students in a class, and have the applet generate birthdays for them. Run a number of trials, and look at th...
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Three Door Problem

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
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Simulates the statistical Three Door Problem, also called the Monty Hall Problem. The player is shown three closed doors in a room, behind exactly one of which is a prize. The player chooses a door....
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Four Door Problem

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
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Simulation of the Four Door Problem, a variation of the socalled "Monty Hall Problem" with four doors instead of three. The user is presented with four closed doors, behind exactly one of which lies...
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Duplicate Birthdays

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
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This Flashbased simulation randomly generates birthdays and checks for a match. It can repeatedly generate the same number of birthdays to allow, for example, the determination of how large a group ...
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Lottery Applet: Coin Toss

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Rolling Two Dice: Distribution...

Probability (Math 6)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Visualize statistical phenomena using this tool to roll two dice. The distribution of the sum is displayed.
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Galton's Quincunx

Probability (Math 6)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Francis Galton was a pioneer in the study of heredity and statistics. His quincunx (a pattern of five dots, as on dice) is modeled in this Flash activity.
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