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Tool: Directable Fire!!
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Description: Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Shodor: Project Interactivate
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plans: Probability: Playing with Fire Lesson
Chaos
Fire!, Probability, and Chaos
Support Materials: Chaos Dialogue
Chaos is Everywhere Dialogue
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A Better Fire!
Fire!!
Life
Courses: Math 5 Equivalent fractions, Writing percentages, Finding percentages
Math 6 Data analysis, Probability of event
Math 7 Data analysis, Data collection, Sample size, Probability of event, Independent events, Making predictions, Simulations
Probability & Statistics Simulating Experiments, Randomness, Probability Models

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: melodyward, Jun 29 2009 10:12:28:893PM
Appropriate for: applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for: Math 6: Data analysis, Probability; Math 7: Data analysis, Probability; Probability & Statistics: Data and Distributions, Samples and Experiments, Probability
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