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#### Probability: Chances Are

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners identify the likelihood of an event by using a walk-on probability scale. Learners are encouraged to evaluate the chance of given events occurring and assigning the...

#### Probability: Rock Around The Clock

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply the Monte Carlo method of simulation to determine a reasonable estimate. Learners are introduced to the problem of determining a reasonable number of packs of...

#### Chances Are: It's a Mystery to Me

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners extend their understanding of basic probability concepts as they learn to name all of the possible outcomes of an event as well as ways to express the likelihood of...

#### Building an Army

Children's Museum of IndianapolisAdd to list DetailsIn this activity, learners explore the potential of interchangeable standard parts to create a large number of unique creations in different combinations. Learners use math skills to determine the...

#### What's the Risk?

University of UtahAdd to list DetailsTo discover the risk and protective factors involved in substance addiction, learners play a game of chance to determine whether a fictitious child is likely or unlikely to abuse drugs. Learners...

#### Twenty Guesses: Information Theory

Computer Science UnpluggedAdd to list DetailsThis activity introduces the idea that computer scientists measure information by how "surprising" a message is. Learners play the game "20 Questions" and use the number of...

#### Statistics: Whirlybirds

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners measure, predict and determine the frequency of an event as it relates to how close Whirlybirds land to a target. In this simulation of a parachute jump competition,...

#### Probability: Remove One

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners are given 15 chips and a number line labeled from 2-12. They are instructed to place their 15 chips on the numbers which they think will represent the sums when two...

#### Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System

BioEdAdd to list DetailsIn this activity, learners estimate risks associated with different events and compare their estimates to the real possibilities. Use this activity to investigate how chemicals influence the...

#### Throwing Pi

The ExploratoriumAdd to list DetailsIn this calculus activity, learners use a classic problem of geometrical probability to find an important mathematical constant (pi). Learners explore Buffon’s needle problem (which asks the...