|Aug25-10, 11:46 AM||#1|
Statistics and Probability
There are lots of books on statistics and probability that contain examples such as throwing a die or the number of buses passing through a particular junction. However these are not examples that students find interesting or tangible in any way. Are there any resources that introduces statistics and probability in a more attractive and tangible way for 18 year olds?
|Aug26-10, 02:45 PM||#2|
I use a die-based probability activity as a starting point for "nuclear decay" in the physics curriculum. You may want to check out the nuclear decay simulation on the Physics Education Technology site. Nuclear decay is all about the probability that an atom will decay in a particular time frame... based on the lifetime.
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