Education Technology

Probability Simulations App

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This App allows students to explore probability theory with interactive animation that simulates rolling dice, tossing coins, and generating random numbers. They use evaluation options such as bar graphs and table of trials data. Students specify number of trials, ways to collect data, and weighting. Students can also export data for further exploration.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select the ProbSim App
  • Select the type of simulation (Toss Coins)
  • Choose the number of coins, data table, and type of graph
  • Set the weight of the coins and number of coin toss data to be collected
  • View the frequency graph
  • See the value for each toss and the cumulative number of heads for the number of trials
  • Save the data
  • After the Activity

  • Discuss concepts related to probability