A Lottery of Learning Project Report


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These questions deal with the first lottery.

1. How many numbers will your lottery use?

2. How many possibilities are there for a drawing?

3. What is the payoff for each number of winning numbers?

Three Numbers: Four Numbers: Five Numbers:
4. What is the probability of getting each number of winning numbers?
Three Numbers: Four Numbers: Five Numbers:
5. What is the mathematical expectation for this lottery?

These questions deal with the second lottery.

6. How many numbers will your lottery use?

7. How many possibilities are there for a drawing?

8. What is the payoff for each number of winning numbers?

Three Numbers: Four Numbers: Five Numbers:
9. What is the probability of getting each number of winning numbers?
Three Numbers: Four Numbers: Five Numbers:
10. What is the mathematical expectation for this lottery?

These questions deal with the lottery you sampled.

11. Which lottery did you select to sample?     1 2

12. How many trials did you sample?

13. What was the average value of each sample?

14. How much does this differ from your predicted expectation?

               


Updated 2001

This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center.
Copyright Jim Stones, 2001.