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Reese's Pieces Samples


Reese's Pieces Samples

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This applet allows users to simulate sampling from a bag of Reese's Pieces.  The computer keeps track of each sample and estimates the proportion of orange pieces.  Users can set the sample size, number of samples, and population proportion of orange pieces.  A dotplot of the sample proprotions is shown.
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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: October 09, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 02, 2014
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Submitter: Ginger Rowell


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for David Childers
8 years ago

David Childers (Student)

I thought that the applet gave a good visualization of the sampling process. It was also helpful to see how changing the sample size and theta affected the appropriateness of the normal approximation.

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The notation for the population proportion, theta, seems inconsistent with most textbooks.