Fostering Understanding of Monte Carlo Simulations for Estimating Using Dynamic GeoGebra Applets

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Tanja Van Hecke


Simulations of events, using Monte Carlo methods in Geogebra, provide students with opportunities to actively participate in statistical events. Simulations can be used to derive statistical information about underlying distributions. In the following paper, we explore dart throwing and needle drop simulations as vehicles for estimating. Connecting abstract concepts to visually compelling media provides teachers with innovative approaches for teaching probability.

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