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Tool: Buffon Needle
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Go to: http://mste.illinois.edu/users/reese/buffon/buffon.html (opens a new window)
Description: Simulates dropping needles on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needles crossing one of the lines on the page. The result is that the probability is directly related to the value of pi.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: George Reese
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: Buffon's Needle: An Analysis and Simulation
Tool: Buffon's Needle Experiment
Courses: Geometry Geometric probability
Probability & Statistics Geometric Distributions

Teacher Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Craig, Aug 3 2004 12:17:56:163AM
What did students learn? Application of Central Limit Theorem; value of simulation.
Recommended for:
Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments, Probability
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