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This simulation allows you to roll two dice and compare empirical and probability histograms for the sum or product of the two outcomes.
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-05-16 13:35:24
Date Of Record Release 2011-05-16 13:40:27
Date Last Modified 2011-05-16 13:40:27
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Author Name Kady Schneiter
Author Organization Utah State University
Technical Requirements Java-enabled web browser
Comments There are other resources/tools available that work similarly to this, but have much more extensive functionality. For example, Tinkerplots allows students to build their own simulations to model a variety of different probabilistic situations. I question the usefulness of an applet like this because it constrains the students to a very specific simulation environment. It might be helpful to include a statement of the purpose of Probability Histogram and what audience it is geared towards. I feel that the visual aspects would quickly turn people away before they even started. I think the most important change would be to link the two tabs. Maybe they could even be shown on the same page without having tabs if you really are interested in the product.
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