Coding a Simulation

Let’s explore some more ideas about probability….

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Can we test this law using some coding?

ummmm….. probably?

Head on over to Scratch or Snap (if you want use your iPad)

You are going to try and design a coin flipper…. here are some helpful images.Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 10.36.49 AM

You will need to design some costumes to allow your coin to change from heads to tails.

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Let’s get started and see where we end up.

We will be exploring the idea that experimental probability will eventually meet the theoretical probability.

Here is the code for a turbo flip option:

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YouTube tutorial by a fellow LKDSB teacher: Mr. Aspinall

Mock NHL draft lottery

Here is an idea, can you create a mock draft lottery for the NHL entry draft?

The odds are posted here: 2015 Draft Odds

Are there any other rules that you need to know?

What does the NHL do to hold this lottery? How do they actually draw? What do they draw (materials)?

What will you use to hold a mock lottery? Could you use a computer programming tool? (like Scratch)?

How do you know that your odds and materials are accurate?  Where is your math?? And who is that guy???

Roll up the Rim!

We are going to explore the probabilities related to the current Roll up the Rim campaign from Tim Horton’s.

Odds of Winning

First, share some of your thoughts.

1. Do you or your family participate in Roll up the Rim? If yes, how often?

2. From your perspective, how often do people win? What do they usually win? Do you or your family win or lose more often?

3. Can you research to odds of winning in this year’s contest? What are the prizes?

4. From your perspective, do you think more people buy from Tim’s during these campaigns?