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PHET Interactive Simulations: Plinko Probability

Free
By
University of Colorado Boulder

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Type:
html
Size:
1.41MB

Topics

Probability
Statistics
Histograms

Description

Drop balls through a triangular grid of pegs and see them accumulate in containers. Switch to a histogram view and compare the distribution of balls to an ideal binomial distribution. Adjust the binary probability and develop your knowledge of statistics!

Sample Learning Goals

Predict the bin where a single ball might fall
Repeat trials of 100 balls and compare the outcomes
Count the number of balls in a bin and relate that to the probability of falling in that bin
Compare and interpret empirical and theoretical statistics
Apply the plinko simulation as a model to other scenarios where there are weighted statistics


Language:
English
Curriculum Alignment:
CAPS aligned
Publication Date:
2020-02-20
Grades:
7, 8, 9
Audience:
Learners
Teachers
Parents
Type:
Application
Copyright:
PhET Simulations All simulations available at http://phet.colorado.edu are open educational resources available under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). Permission is granted to freely use, share, or redistribute PhET sims under the CC-BY license. The following attribution is required: PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder https://phet.colorado.edu If your use includes redistribution of the simulations, please let us know with this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJLU-T_z-0BnIEH3TekDdxBdMZ8cKboKNeZ-ftF1vqyn6zcA/viewform
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