Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Better or Worse" - Creating Random Numbers

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Random numbers are used every day in many different ways.
Banks use random numbers to make codes to send information over the internet; lotteries use random numbers to choose winners; computer games use random numbers to determine what will happen next. Depending on their use, it may be important or not important that the random numbers are truly random.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.