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Is the iPod shuffle feature truly random? A simulation activity

Tuesday, June 23rd, 20092:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by: Leigh Slauson, Otterbein College


This webinar will describe an activity that uses the playlist from an iPod music player to teach the concept of random selection, the various sampling techniques, and the use of simulation to estimate probability. The webinar will include a discussion of the background of this activity, the learning goals of the activity, how this activity can be adapted to different levels of technology, suggestions for assessment, and other supplemental reference materials.