# MERLOT Materials

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#### Coastline (Mathematics, Fractals)

Includes teacher generated activities. A section of the coast line is randomly given an angle (two lines), resulting in a... see more

#### Forest Fires and Percolation

Grow trees (green dots), then start fire (red dots), and watch destroyed trees (black dots) form a trail behind the fire.

#### Lines a Strategy Game (Combinatorics)

Learn math concepts of game theory and search algorithms while playing a game trying to line up five balls.

#### Lottery Game (Mathematics,... Lottery Game (Mathematics, Statistics)

Flip coins to see if you can beat the odds.

#### Monte Carlo Estimate of Pi... Monte Carlo Estimate of Pi (Mathematics)

Throw darts at a circle, get the ratio inside to outside circle, and estimate pi.

#### 1D Random Walk (Statistics,... 1D Random Walk (Statistics, Mathematics)

Take random steps left or right and see how far you get. You won't go far very often.

#### Diffusion Limited Aggregation... Diffusion Limited Aggregation (Probability, Mathematics, Fractals)

A particle moves randomly in 2D, and leaves a particle when it touches the central aggregation complex.

#### Impact! (Statistics)

Mathematical concepts: data bias, scale, probability.

#### 2D Random Walk (Statistics,... 2D Random Walk (Statistics, Mathematics)

Take random steps left or right or up or down and see how far you get. You won't go far very often.

#### Ant Hill (Probability, Statistics,... Ant Hill (Probability, Statistics, Mathematics)

Ants running out of an anthill moving randomly create a series of patterns.

#### Polymer (Probability, Mathematics,... Polymer (Probability, Mathematics, Fractals)

2D Random Walk with no cut-backs and trap avoidance heuristic.

#### The Prisoner's Dilemma

""The spatial variant of the iterated prisoner's dilemma is a simple yet powerful model for the problem of cooperation... see more