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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.

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Subject classification(s): Simulation | Limit Theorems | Elementary Probability | Probability | Statistics and Probability

Creator(s): Shodor

Contributor(s): Shodor

This resource was cataloged by Carolyn Cuff

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Shodor

This review was published on September 20, 2012