PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS PROGRAMS FOR THE BBC MICRO 



Published by: 
Capital Media

Produced by: 
Capital Media 
Subject: 
Mathematics 
Age Range: 
11  18 
Format: 
5.25 in 40 Track DFS disc 
Compatibility: 
BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128 
Original Price: 
Unknown

First released: 
1986

Protection: 
None 


Notes 
A suite of investigational programs to help develop understanding of probabilities and their statistics.



Program: 
Bulb Test 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
An investigation into whether some bulb testing machines are defective or whether their results are just random. 




Program: 
Cosmic Information Detector 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
A simulation of investigating signals from space. Are they random or do they contain information? 




Program: 
DoubleDot 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
Predict how many counters are needed to ensure two fall at random on the same position in grids of varying size. 




Program: 
Lights 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
An investigation looking at the patterns of groups of light bulbs burning out over time. 




Program: 
MultiDot 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
An investigation into the number of counters needed when placed at random in a grid to ensure that a number (2  9) are placed on the same coordinates. 




Program: 
Rollerball 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
Build a series of channels through which balls may fall to investigate the randomness of which way they travel. 




Program: 
Sampler 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
An investigation into the distribution of sample means from random samples taken from a population. 




Program: 
The CIA 
Language: 
BASIC

Programmer: 
Unknown

Genre: 
Mathematics

Notes: 
An exploration of the random behaviour of coin tossing. 




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