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The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008

The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008

The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in ... (more)

The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in particular the emergence and development of mathematical probability. But it is neither meant to be a history of the exact sciences per se nor an annex to, say, the Course 6 curriculum in probability and statistics. Rather, our objective is to focus on the formal, thematic, and rhetorical features that imaginative literature shares with texts in the history of probability. These shared issues include (but are not limited to): the attempt to quantify or otherwise explain the presence of chance, risk, and contingency in everyday life; the deduction of causes for phenomena that are knowable only in their effects; and, above all, the question of what it means to think and act rationally in an uncertain world. Our course therefore aims to broaden students’ appreciation for and understanding of how literature interacts with--both reflecting upon and contributing to--the scientific understanding of the world. We are just as centrally committed to encouraging students to regard imaginative literature as a unique contribution to knowledge in its own right, and to see literary works of art as objects that demand and richly repay close critical analysis. It is our hope that the course will serve students well if they elect to pursue further work in Literature or other discipline in SHASS, and also enrich or complement their understanding of probability and statistics in other scientific and engineering subjects they elect to take. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Jackson, Noel
Kibel, Alvin
Raman, Shankar
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Dueling Dice

Dueling Dice

In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many times they will need to roll two dice until they get a matching pair and then compare their estimates to the actual results. Learners conduct the same test using five dice. This activity provides experience with probability that allows learners to discover the relationship between opportunity for something to occur and its probability. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
SMILE Pathway
Provider:
Children's Museum of Houston
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Game Design, Fall 2010

Game Design, Fall 2010

This course provides practical instruction in the design and analysis of non-digital ... (more)

This course provides practical instruction in the design and analysis of non-digital games. Students cover the texts, tools, references and historical context to analyze and compare game designs across a variety of genres, including sports, game shows, games of chance, card games, schoolyard games, board games, and role–playing games. In teams, students design, develop, and thoroughly test their original games to understand the interaction and evolution of game rules. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Begy, Jason
Tan, Philip
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Game Design, Spring 2008

Game Design, Spring 2008

" An historical examination and analysis of the evolution and development of ... (more)

" An historical examination and analysis of the evolution and development of games and game mechanics. Topics include a large breadth of genres and types of games, including sports, game shows, games of chance, schoolyard games, board games, roleplaying games, and digital games. Students submit essays documenting research and analysis of a variety of traditional and eclectic games. Project teams required to design, develop, and thoroughly test their original games." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
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Other
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Fernandez-Vara, Clara
Juul, Jesper
Rusch, Doris
Tan, Philip
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The Game of SKUNK

The Game of SKUNK

In this math activity, learners practice decision-making skills leading to a better ... (more)

In this math activity, learners practice decision-making skills leading to a better understanding of choice versus chance and building the foundation of mathematical probability. SKUNK is a variation on a dice game also known as "pig" or "hold'em." The object of SKUNK is to accumulate points by rolling dice. Points are accumulated by making several "good" rolls in a row but choosing to stop before a "bad" roll comes and wipes out all the points. SKUNK can be played by groups, by the whole class at once, or by individuals. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Illuminations
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Author:
Dan Brutlag
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Hacker's Four-Zergen Game

Hacker's Four-Zergen Game

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad determines the fairness of ... (more)

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad determines the fairness of a game in which there are three shapes distributed equally on nine squares. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
WNET
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Mammals Get Their Chance

Mammals Get Their Chance

In this video segment adapted from NOVA, animations of an asteroid hitting ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from NOVA, animations of an asteroid hitting Earth are used to illustrate this widely accepted theory of dinosaur extinction and the resulting conditions that favored mammals. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom)

Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom)

This module explains the concept of independent events, where the probability of ... (more)

This module explains the concept of independent events, where the probability of event A does not have any effect on the probability of event B, and mutually exclusive events, where events A and B cannot occur at the same time. It is based on the module Probability Topics: Independent and Mutually Exclusive Events from the textbook collection Collaborative Statistics by Dr. Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean; an example has been added illustrating the determination that two events are not independent. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Roberta Bloom
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Probability Topics: Terminology (modified R. Bloom)

Probability Topics: Terminology (modified R. Bloom)

This module defines several key terms related to Probability. The original module ... (more)

This module defines several key terms related to Probability. The original module by Susan Dean and Dr. Barbara Illowsky in the textbook collection Collaborative Statistics has been modified by Roberta Bloom. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Roberta Bloom
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Rehearsal Analysis of Indeterminate Music

Rehearsal Analysis of Indeterminate Music

This module represents a discussion of the analysis of a choral work ... (more)

This module represents a discussion of the analysis of a choral work containing indeterminate (also called aleatoric or chance), compositional techniques. Examples are used to demonstrate some rehearsal techniques that can be adapted to other similar musical compositions. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Gordon Lamb
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Theory of Knowledge, Fall 2003

Theory of Knowledge, Fall 2003

Study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the ... (more)

Study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
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Assessments
Full Course
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Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Hawley, Patrick
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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