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Exploring the Birthday Problem with Spreadsheets

Lawrence Lesser 

May 1999, Volume 92, Issue 5, Page 407

Abstract:
The "birthday problem" is one of several examples (Shaughnessy 1977, 1992) that illustrate students' tendency to underestimate the probability of an event's occurring at least once.

Keywords:
Article
Computers
Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Sequences / Series