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The Coat Check Problem: A S(t)imulating Lesson

David Pagni 

October 2007, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 182

Abstract:
A simulation of the Coat Check problem, where four women check their coats which are returned at random. Students examine the experimental and theoretical probability of at least one woman getting her own coat back. Article includes suggestions for organizing the data.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Experimental / Theoretical
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work