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Title: Welcome to Probability by Surprise
Url: http://statweb.stanford.edu/~susan/surprise/
Publisher: Stanford University
Description: Several applets that demonstrate concepts of probability using graphics and animations are presented on this Web site. Rather than getting into the details of specific theories, the applets avoid heavy number crunching and instead expose the user to example situations that generalize probabilistic concepts. This can be beneficial by letting the user see the effects of certain principles and infer how they will hold in other situations. One of the most basic applets is the Say Red Applet, which demonstrates how repeatedly choosing one of two equally likely outcomes will result in breaking even on the number of right and wrong guesses. Other applets, such as the one dealing with conditional probabilities, are more elaborate. The only criticism of this site is its lack of instructions for using the applets; however, most are quite self explanatory.
LC Classification: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Logic -- Logic of chance. Probability
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research -- Computer-assisted instruction
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Probability
Resource Type: Auto-Instructional Aids
Charts and Diagrams
Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
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