Understanding Probability Maps

Use a dart board simulation to understand probability distributions.

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As in most dart games, the best shot is a bull’s-eye (right in the center). However, it can be hard to get the dart to land there. Because everyone aims for the center any random dart throw is more likely to be near the center and less likely to be far away.

Use the controls to throw lots of darts and observe the pattern they make. This is similar to how we understand the position of electrons around an atom's nucleus—more likely in some places and less likely in others.

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<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. Understanding Probability Maps. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 22.</a>

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Understanding Probability Maps (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 22), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Understanding Probability Maps (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 22), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Understanding Probability Maps. (2016, November 22). Retrieved 2017, June 29, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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This resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Interactions project.

Grade Level
High School
Subject
Chemistry, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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