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Lottery Game (Mathematics, Statistics)


Lottery Game (Mathematics, Statistics)

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Flip coins to see if you can beat the odds.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: June 29, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 06, 2011
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Submitter: Jim Spohrer


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Marisella Castro
7 years ago

Marisella Castro (Student)

The blurb of information that came before the actual applet was interesting. They ask good questions that make you think about the answer for a bit especially if you are new to the concept which is good.

Technical Remarks:

Technically the applet just is not to pleasing to the eye. It is hard to figure out how to use the applet without reading the information that comes before the applet. As you keep using the applet & the number of heads & tails increases it becomes even harder to see the actual total because the right side of the applet cuts off these larger double digit numbers.
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Avatar for Nicole Patterson
9 years ago

Nicole Patterson (Student)

very informative
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Avatar for   Lazares
11 years ago

Lazares (Student)

This article has a large complicated wealth of information. When I began looking
at this article I was expecting to see a lottery game but to no avail. It's
information is widely spread out and for me at least my head would probably
explode from all of the info. I wouldnt recommend using this cite for a teacher
or student unless you don't mind reading an hours worth of random mathmatical
information like I did.
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Avatar for Christian Sivertstol
12 years ago

Christian Sivertstol (Student)

I spent nearly an hour and a half reviewing this site. After about ten minutes I
forgot I was supposed to be reviewing it. The Monte Carlo method of estimating
pi was the first thing to catch my eye, and I especially enjoyed the many
sections on random outcomes. I found just about all of the activities and
materials on this page to be thought provoking and sound. I do wish there was
more to it all. Although some of the units were a little to limited for my
liking. Unless you are pre-disposed to the more proxy visual learning, you will
have a little bit of trouble at first with the examples.
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Avatar for Mary O'Malley
13 years ago

Mary O'Malley (Student)

This site is not only interesting and informative, it is actually fun. The
language is clear, it gives good definitions for a beginner, and most
importantly to me, it gives specific things to think about and try while in the
site. Thinking about the questions provided while flipping the coins was really
interesting. This site also leads in to other related sites which build on the
initial site. Because I had so much fun with the coin game I was inspired to
read more about "what is random." This site definitely enhanced my learning
experience and I would recommend it (especially for those who need a visual
representation to "get it").

Technical Remarks:

This site was extremely easy to use and understand.