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Simulating randomness

Published on 04/21/2016

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.