id: 06265753
dt: j
an: 2014b.00788
au: Lanier, Susie; Barrs, Sharon
ti: Letâ€™s play Plinko: a lesson in simulations and experimental
probabilities.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 96, No. 9, 626-633 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: K54 K94 U64 U74
ut: games of chance; physical simulation; computer simulation; calculators;
experimental probability; theoretical probability; law of large
numbers; student activities; worksheets; teaching units; experience
reports; educational media; teaching aids; manipulative materials;
trials; favourable outcomes; upper secondary
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ab: From the introduction: In this article, we describe how we used Plinko to
teach a group of high school students about simulations and
experimental probabilities. These students were juniors and seniors in
an advanced mathematics course that met for ninety-minute-long
sessions. They were completing a unit on probability and game theory.
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