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Activities (for students)
Activities for Students: Using Statistical Testing to Approximate Pi

Dave Ebert 

October 2006, Volume 100, Issue 3, Page 216

Abstract:
An activity about approximating pi focused on teaching statistical methods. Students calculate the ratio of random points that fall within a circle to approximate pi, and then utilize statistical testing to determine the effectiveness of this method.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Data Analysis & Statistics
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Reasoning and Proof
Representation