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Webinar: This Little Piggy Teaches Probability

November 23, 2010 Activity Webinar presented by Stacey Hancock, Reed College, Jennifer Noll, Portland State University, Sean Simpson, Westchester Community College, and Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College, and hosted by Leigh Slauson, Capital University. Extra materials available for download free of charge. Many instructors ask students to demonstrate the frequentist notion of probability using a simulation early in an intro stats course. Typically, the simulation involves dice or coins, which give equal (and known) probabilities. How about a simulation involving an unknown probability? This webinar discusses an experiment involving rolling (unbalanced) pigs. Since the probabilities are not equal, this experiment also allows the instructor to have students think about the concept of fairness within games.
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-11-28 11:05:00
Date Last Modified 2010-11-28 11:20:00
Date Of Record Release 2010-11-28 11:18:00
Alternate Title November 23, 2010 Activity Webinar
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Author Name Stacey Hancock, Jennifer Noll, Sean Simpson, Aaron Weinberg
Author Organization Reed College, Portland State University, Westchester Community College, Ithaca College
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Statistical Topic
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Math Level

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