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ERIC Number: ED490537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-26
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Learning Binomial Probability Concepts with Simulation, Random Numbers and a Spreadsheet
Rochowicz, John A., Jr.
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This paper introduces the reader to the concepts of binomial probability and simulation. A spreadsheet is used to illustrate these concepts. Random number generators are great technological tools for demonstrating the concepts of probability. Ideas of approximation, estimation, and mathematical usefulness provide numerous ways of learning mathematics. The advantages of simulations as well as the disadvantages are discussed. Various examples are illustrated. Mathematical ideas are enhanced and concepts are motivated through technology use. Comparisons are made between actual results and approximate results. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A