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Buffon's Needle - preservice teacher education
Course Topic(s): Probability | Famous Problems, Buffon's needle | Continuous Distributions, uniform and beta
Goal - estimate \(\pi\). Experiment shows dropping a needle on lined paper to get an estimate of \(\pi\). Links to various Math Standards are included. A statement that says "By using calculus, one can prove (as people first discovered in the eighteenth century) that the probability of a hit is \(2/\(\Pi\)" with no further explanation is given.
Resource URL: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Buffon/
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This review was published on September 20, 2012
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