Education Technology

Getting Started with Probability Simulations App

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Explore probability theory with interactive animation that simulates the rolling of dice, tossing of coins and generating random numbers. Evaluation options include bar graphs, table of trials data, settings for specifying number of trials, ways to collect data and weighting. In addition, students can export data for further exploration.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to the TI-73 Explorer and a copy of the attached document.

During the Activity

Explore probability theory with interactive animation that simulates the rolling of dice, tossing of coins and generating random numbers. Evaluation options include bar graphs, table of trials data, settings for specifying number of trials, ways to collect data and weighting. In addition, students can export data for further exploration.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary