Birthday Paradox

Middle and high schoolers run calculator-based simulations of the birthday paradox and explore the fact that more than 50 percent of the time, when groups of "random" strangers are assembled, only twenty-three persons are needed to find a matching pair of birthdays. This is a memorable lesson plan on probability.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
6th - 9th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Technology
Calculator
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Fine Print: Educational Use
Common Core