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

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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: Double-Dot
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: Multi-Dot
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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