Data Analysis, Probability and Statistics, and Graphing

The
Birthday Problem–A Short Lesson in Probability Happy Birthday! Given a class of students, how many will
share the same birthday? This website gives you the opportunity
to explore the probability of shared birthdays, depending
on the number of people in a class. Rather than having to
run around taking a sample from a number of groups, you can
use a computer simulation to figure this out.

Cast
Your Vote! Statistics: What do the numbers tell us? Take a survey where you answer questions about political
polls. Then take on the role of a pollster. Go through an imaginary
election as you give advice to a candidate. Learn how polling
works, and find out what can go wrong!

Gulf
Stream Voyage
Use real-time data to discover the science and history of the
Gulf Stream. Find out how the Gulf Stream affects world systems.

Let’s
Graph! This activity demonstrates two kinds of graphs that are
developed from survey information. If you are using Netscape
as your browser, you can change the graphs by changing the information.
There are suggested activities for making your own graphs.

Mathletics Explore the ways math is used in basketball, baseball, bowling,
and football. You’ll also learn something about probability
and data analysis.

Stick
or Switch
Learn about probability while playing a version of the game
also known as "Monty’s Dilemma", or "What’s
behind the three doors?" Find out if it is better to stick
with a decision or switch to another choice.

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