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Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics
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The Cereal Box Problem: A Lesson in Expected Value
Created by George Reese and Quinn Baetz of the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, this site poses the following problem: "Suppose there was one of six prizes inside your favorite box of cereal. Perhaps it's a...
Star Library: Histogram Sorting
Created by Joan Garfield of the University of Minnesota, this activity provides students with 24 histograms representing distributions with differing shapes and characteristics. By sorting the histograms into piles that...
Shrinking Candles, Running Water, Folding Boxes
Created by Jill Stevens of Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Mathematics, this activity allows students to look for functions within a given set of data. After analyzing the data, the student should be able to...
Buffon's Needle: An Analysis and Simulation
Created by George Reese of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this resource gives some background on the Buffon's needle problem. The site provides a link to an applet that allows one to simulate dropping a...
ZweigMedia Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus
Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble of Hofstra University's Department of Mathematics (mentioned in the
February 14, 1997 Scout Report
) provide the Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus Resource Website as a parallel...
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