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The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008
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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
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jackson, Noel
Kibel, Alvin
Raman, Shankar
Chances Are: It's a Mystery to Me
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Chances Are: It's a Mystery to Me

In this math lesson, learners extend their understanding of basic probability concepts ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners extend their understanding of basic probability concepts as they learn to name all of the possible outcomes of an event as well as ways to express the likelihood of such an event occurring. Learners use large number cubes and oversized playing cards as they explore ways to express probability. Learners are then actively engaged in a probability experiment where they must collect, organize, display, and interpret data concerning thirty spins on a "mystery spinner." (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
Chances Are: OH NO! Look Out Below for a UFO
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Chances Are: OH NO! Look Out Below for a UFO

In this math lesson, learners predict and simulate the likelihood of an ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners predict and simulate the likelihood of an event occurring. Using an inflatable globe of the earth, learners simulate where a UFO would impact with the surface of the Earth. Will the UFO hit land or water? Learners are encouraged to make predictions based on prior knowledge of the earth's geographical features. Learners toss the globe one hundred times and catch it with open hands. The position of their right index finger represents the landing location of a UFO. Learners then use the data that they've collected to evaluate and make predictions on where a UFO will impact the earth. This lesson can easily be integrated with a language arts unit on mysteries. Ideas for explorations of probability at centers are also included. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
Chances Are: Parts 1, 2, and 3
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Chances Are: Parts 1, 2, and 3

In this series of three lesson plans from PBS Mathline the instruction ... (more)

In this series of three lesson plans from PBS Mathline the instruction is focused on utilizing probability terms in everyday and mathematic situations. Each lesson plan is accompanied by an activity sheet, extension suggestions, and questions for professional development discourse. The video for Part 1 is cataloged separately and is listed as a related resource. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
Color Draw
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Color Draw

In this activity, learners use their understanding of probability to guess which ... (more)

In this activity, learners use their understanding of probability to guess which color will be drawn from a bag. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
The Children's Museum of Houston
Dueling Dice
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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
Provider:
Children's Museum of Houston
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway
Dueling Dice
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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
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
Game Design, Fall 2010
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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
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Begy, Jason
Tan, Philip
Game Design, Spring 2008
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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
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Other
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fernandez-Vara, Clara
Juul, Jesper
Rusch, Doris
Tan, Philip
The Game of SKUNK
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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
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Illuminations
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Dan Brutlag
NCTM Illuminations
Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation
The Game of SKUNK
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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
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illuminations
Author:
Dan Brutlag
Hacker's Four-Zergen Game
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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
Mathematics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
"I Don't Think So!"
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"I Don't Think So!"

In this math activity, learners explore probability as they play a game. ... (more)

In this math activity, learners explore probability as they play a game. Learners will categorize everyday events as either impossible, possible or certain. This activity guide contains a material list, black line masters for the game board, game instructions, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
Mammals Get Their Chance
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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
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Probability Topics: Independent & Mutually Exclusive Events (modified R. Bloom)
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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
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Roberta Bloom
Probability Topics: Terminology (modified R. Bloom)
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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
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Roberta Bloom
Rehearsal Analysis of Indeterminate Music
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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
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Gordon Lamb
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