Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Standard: VCE: Mathematical Methods: Mathematical Methods

Aust Senior

60 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™
• TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad®
• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS
TI-Nspire™ CAS Navigator™ NC System
TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ NC System

4.2

## Simulating randomness

#### Activity Overview

Randomness and chance affect events that have a major impact on our lives. In this task we explore methods for simulation randomness, and how the mathematics of chance can be used to analyse events affected by random factors.

#### Objectives

• Introduction of the idea of the random number generators to simulate chance events
• The use of small random samples as a method for estimating the mean

#### Vocabulary

pseudo-random number generators, integer function, random sampling

#### About the Lesson

Randomness and chance affect events that have a major impact on our lives. In this task we explore methods for simulation randomness, and how the mathematics of chance can be used to analyse events affected by random factors.