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View Resource The Cliff-Hanger

An applet explores the following problem: A long day hiking through the Grand Canyon has discombobulated this tourist. Unsure of which way he is randomly stumbling, 1/3 of his steps are towards the...

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/cliff/
View Resource Estimation of Pi

This applet is designed to approximate the value of Pi. It accomplishes this purpose by firing random data points at a circle inscribed within a square. The probability of a data point landing within...

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/estpi/
View Resource Least Squares & Data Fitting

Allows the user to select points on a grid, select the degree of the polynomial, and provides the resulting regression equation.

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/exner/java.f/leastsquares/
View Resource Random Marble Grabber

This java applet pulls a random marble from a bag, and calculates the Chi-Squared value. The Chi-Squared value can be used to determine if the marbles pulled from the bag are really randomly chosen...

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/activity/marble/default.html
View Resource Buffon's Needle: An Analysis and Simulation

Gives some background on the Buffon needle problem. Has a link to an applet that allows one to simulate dropping a needle1, 10, 100, or 1000 times. One also has control over the length of the...

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/reese/buffon/buffon.html
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