
06265753
j
2014b.00788
Lanier, Susie
Barrs, Sharon
Let's play Plinko: a lesson in simulations and experimental probabilities.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 96, No. 9, 626633 (2003).
2003
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
K54
K94
U64
U74
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
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 ninetyminutelong sessions. They were completing a unit on probability and game theory.