Coin Tossing

Manipulative, Publisher, National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Simulation

Explore probability concepts by simulating repeated coin tosses.

18 September 2009 Edit: 5 February 2017

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Simon Job on  03 July 13  at  09:19 AM #CONTRIBUTOR

When looking at experimental vs theoretical probability, I use this at the start of the lesson as a stimulus.

Think about tossing a coin. Is it possible to throw 14 heads in a row? We then discuss, look at this simulation, and set it running using “Longest run of heads” set to 14. May take the rest of the lesson to run.