Illuminations: Birthday Paradox

This lesson plan uses the Birthday Paradox to introduce basic concepts of probability. Students run a Monte Carlo simulation using the TI-83 graphing calculator to generate random dates, and then search for matching pairs. Students also perform a graphical analysis of the birthday-problem function. Key Words: Permutations; Explicit Function; Recursive Function; Modeling.
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Illuminations
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TI-83 or 83 Plus calculator
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Learner, Teacher
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Free for All

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