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ERIC Number: EJ781019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
The Coat Check Problem: A S(t)imulating Lesson
Pagni, David L.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n3 p182-187 Oct 2007
This article engages students in a simulation of the Coat Check problem, in which four women check their coats only to have them returned at random. Students examine the experimental and theoretical probability of at least one woman getting her own coat back.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California