Probability Tools
This flash environment is taken from Mr Barton.
In this environment you can play around with Dice, Coins, Spinners, Playing Cards, Counters and Digit Cards.
In each type of game, you can choose from a variety of settings such as number of dice, number of trials, whether to display results as a frequency diagram or table.
Use these tools to practice work on Relative Frequency.
In this environment you can play around with Dice, Coins, Spinners, Playing Cards, Counters and Digit Cards.
In each type of game, you can choose from a variety of settings such as number of dice, number of trials, whether to display results as a frequency diagram or table.
Use these tools to practice work on Relative Frequency.
Ideas for Teachers
Probability is a rich area for getting students doing things. With this tool we can instantly create 200 results for a given experiment (rather than have a student roll a die 200 times!). Can lead to an excellent discussion of relative frequency for all of the types. This is even better if you set it up before the lesson so that they die/coin/spinner is biased (do this in the options tab). You can then do one trial at a time to see what is happening, then do 50 or 200 and get students to discuss if the results were as expected.
This resource has even more up its sleeve, as you can also use two die/coins etc so you can experiment with combined outcomes too.
Probability is a rich area for getting students doing things. With this tool we can instantly create 200 results for a given experiment (rather than have a student roll a die 200 times!). Can lead to an excellent discussion of relative frequency for all of the types. This is even better if you set it up before the lesson so that they die/coin/spinner is biased (do this in the options tab). You can then do one trial at a time to see what is happening, then do 50 or 200 and get students to discuss if the results were as expected.
This resource has even more up its sleeve, as you can also use two die/coins etc so you can experiment with combined outcomes too.
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