Simple Monty Hall

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In this activity, students select one of three doors in an attempt to find a prize that is hidden behind one of them. After their first selection, one of the doors that doesn't have the prize behind it is revealed and the student has to decide whether to switch to the one remaining door or stay on the door of their first choice. This situation, referred to as the Monty Hall problem, was made famous on the show "Let's Make A Deal" with host Monty Hall. This activity allows students to explore the idea of conditional probability as well as unexpected probability. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet. Less

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    Grade: PS/Pre-K to 12

    Topics: Education, Child Development & Family Services, Mathematics, Curriculum Design, Probability, Professional Development

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    • Interactives
    • Teacher Materials
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    Tool for: Students, Teachers

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