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?

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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.