Tool: The Birthday Problem 


Go to:  http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/java/java/birthday/birthday.html (opens a new window)  
Description:  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 the average number of times people share a birthday. Site includes questions for students to explore, an explanation for students or teachers, and a note for teachers on use of the simulation.  
Technology Type:  Java Applet  
Authors:  Nicholas Exner Michael McKelvey George Reese 

Language:  English  
Cost:  Does not require payment for use  
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Courses:  Math 6  Probability  
Math 7  Independent events, Experimental probability, Theoretical probability  
Probability & Statistics  Probability  
