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Tool: The Birthday Problem
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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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