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ERIC Number: EJ1009393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Pigeons, Facebook and the Birthday Problem
Russell, Matthew
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v35 n1 p26-28 Spr 2013
The unexpectedness of the birthday problem has long been used by teachers of statistics in discussing basic probability calculation. An activity is described that engages students in understanding probability and sampling using the popular Facebook social networking site. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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